During the time of year when fresh flowers and leaves are unavailable except from a florist, a pretty and inexpensive centerpiece can be made using items from around the house.
This centerpiece was made in short order using household items. A cream colored platter from a set of china was used as the base. Upon it, patchwork and crocheted hot pads were placed for color and style. Next, a melon scented candle and a Yixing teapot were added to provide a focal point. Around them and to accent the arrangement, colorful tea packets and sugar cubes were placed.
Except for the sugar cubes that were tempting to 'some' family members, these items create a centerpiece that won't wild or fade and will provide beauty to your dining room during this autumn season.