Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Harvest Centerpiece

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be joining Tabletop Tuesday, Centerpiece Wednesday and REDnesday with a centerpiece using the last of garden!
A year or so ago I found this very heavy glass bowl at a yard sale for $2. I carried it around for a while and when the girl asked me if I wanted it I said "yes, but I'm not sure what I'd do with it".
Well, I'm so glad I bought it and I haven't stopped using it since! 
It's held candles, gourds, poinsettias and made a very fancy base for my feather tree for Valentine's Day! The only thing I haven't done yet is serve food in it, I think fruit salad or a trifle would be beautiful!
Have a happy day:@)

46 comments:

  1. I love this tabletop! It is fantastic! You truly have found something to do with that wonderful bowl!
    Hope you have a terrific day,
    Kathy

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  2. What a terrific idea. I have seen veggies in baskets and bowls, etc, but I don't think that I've ever seen them in such a pretty footed glass bowl. It gives them a unique look of formality or something, and I really like it! I want to try something similar with my trifle dish. Very pretty and very different!

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  3. Very pretty! I love how well this bowl shows all the beautiful color of your bounty! I would definitely want to display that too! Gorgeous!

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  4. I have a bowl like that that was my mother's. I serve potato salad in it, but boy does that make it HEAVY. I love your centerpiece. Your Valentine feather tree sounds intriguing.

    Happy Tuesday! La

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  5. I love this! What better to use as a centerpiece than your garden bounty. it looks wonderful in that bowl.
    Sherry

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  6. The bowl is beautiful, looks quite large that maybe you can even use it for punch. But what's inside it looks so scrumptious, so fresh!..Christine

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  7. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Oh my what a beautiful share. Who would of thought we could use our vegetables and come up with such a gorgeous arrangement. You truly came up with an original, and it makes me think how pretty we could use little pumpkins and squash and others for Fall.

    I love the vivid colors and your choice of the bowl is ezquisite.

    Thank you for sharing sweet friend. Have a beautiful Tuesday.

    Country hugs and much love, Sherry

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  8. So many things you can do with it. What a steal. We have nothing growing here. Barely some tomatoes and who knows if they will ever reach maturity.

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  9. What a beautiful bowl! And your garden veggies look so fresh and yummy! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  10. That is beautiful and I mean beautiful, sugar!
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  11. Love your centerpiece! Harvest time is so wonderful. Have a blessed day. Debbie

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  12. Your crystal compote is stunning and there is nothing prettier than a bowl full of fresh veggies. This is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  13. It is a beautiful piece of glass. I love cut glass of any kind. It looks nice as you've used it. Isn't it great you can use it for so many things.

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  14. Beautiful! Such a great idea and gives me some inspiration for trying something new!
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  15. Such a pretty bowl, and perfect for displaying your bounty! How neat that you can use it for all seasons.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  16. Ooh, that bowl would be perfect to hold a great big hot fudge sundae! Your vegetables made a beautiful arrangement. It is so colorful!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  17. That pretty bowl has many possibilities. I think I would just continue using for various holiday decorations. It looks very nice that way.

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  18. Nice centerpiece, a wonderful celebration of the season's bounty. Don't you love this time of year....all the fresh fruits and vegetables, so many goodies! A bowl full of Christmas tree balls would look really cool, too, that's a great buy!

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  19. This is a super unique centerpiece, very colorful and just beautiful!
    A Chevrolet red pick up

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  20. Yes, you made a smart decision by purchasing that great looking bowl. Looks like you filled it with a veggie lovers delight!
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  21. Great bowl and I love what you put in it. I think a trifle would look great in there. I can think of a few other things too. I'm sure you'll be using it alot!

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  22. What a great find! Love seeing all the chilies, veggies, etc. in it!

    Happy Rednesday,
    Sally

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  23. I love that bowl but I really love what you put in it. Very creative!! Nice splash of different colors!
    Have a great night.
    Kim

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  24. There really is nothing prettier than something fresh from the yard or garden. Fruit, flowers, veggies, herbs...if it is homegrown, it makes a beautiful display. Yours looks gorgeous in the crystal bowl!

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  25. The veggies look great. But with my low fat diet a trifle sounds wonderful. olive♥

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  26. What a wonderful harvest of all you veggies! Just so pretty and that bowl is beautiful!

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  27. Beautiful arrangement! A trifle would be lovely in it as well!

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  28. That's a great centerpiece and...I have a bowl just like that one. Have had it for 30 years and always serve my fruit salad in it at Christmas. I tried last year to put it in another, larger bowl and my 41 year old daughter just about died. "We have always, all my life, had our fruit salad in THAT bowl with REAL whipped cream and I want it in there today, too."...haahaha...gotta love those traditions.
    We make them and not even know it.:)

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  29. Oh my -- I have the same glass bowl! I love it. Right now it's full of packets of soy sauce, duck sauce, and mustard from Chinese takeouts. But it keeps getting used for different things all the time -- the perfect size for so many things.
    Love your garden centerpiece!
    Cass

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  30. I thought I would throw my two bits in... but who needs it... look at all your comments... I will say that, I would love to chop up those peppers and add some tomatoes and make it one great big salsa bowl .... OLE!!! :)

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  31. Love all the Reds in your post!

    Have a great week,

    LOLA:)

    btw My Rednesday is posted if you can join me… HERE!

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  32. Your arrangement is so cheerful!

    Love,
    Susan and Bentley
    xxoo

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  33. What a great buy....it looks so pretty with all of those healthy yummies in it. Thanks for visiting my blog...I love visitors. Please come back by.

    Hugs,
    Genie
    buttons for baga.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi Lynn, your bowl was a great purchase and it is beautiful.
    Enjoy your day.
    Hugs, Jeanne

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  35. What a wonderful idea for a centerpiece! It would also be perfect for trifle--yum! Of course. all those healthy veges are much better for us! lol

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  36. What a lovely and versitile bowl you found at a WOOHOO price.
    Thanks for stopping by for Rednesday.
    I must clarify something you mentioned tho......I was not a leisurely browsing thru the Mags. I was doing research for vintage table tops, textiles, and serving peices....the articles and wonderful interiors were just a happenstance so that I would have inspiration of blog posts....I mean I am always honing my blog craft....and if I must do tedious thumbing thru old musty magazines....force myself to trudge thru aisle and endless aisles of old junk at flea markets, antique stores, garage sales, estate sales, and thrift shops..I will do it for my Followers, my Friends......hehehehohohohehehhooo.Can't beleive I typed this with a straight face ;D I don't remember, did I put I had a bowl of popcorn by my side. When I do find a copy of a vintage mag Hubby and Shadow know not to come between me and the pages. As for the truging thing...bar the door Katie...I'm on a mission don't stand or park in the way when I see one of the above mentioned places..it's called tunnel vision.
    Hey, you must know what I mean. You get happpier than a pig in mud on some days!
    Hope you have a leisurely day, not just an hour like I did, in your future...soon.

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  37. Oh how pretty! It's like a live cornucopia. Isn't it funny how things we can't put down but don't know what we'll do with are often the most enjoyed items we skulk home with? Happy REDnesday~

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  38. beautiful! It's like a classier cornucopia...lol

    have a good one!

    bunny

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  39. I have a bowl similar to that--that's a beautiful centerpiece!

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  40. So pretty...It looks fabulous with those seasonal vegtables. So simple but so beautiful.

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  41. Oh Hello!! This is so fabulous! Great idea and so versatile!!

    Thanks for linking up to centerpiece Wednesday!

    Karin

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  42. Fabulous with all those colors! The bowl is by Anchor Hocking and is the Wexford pattern centerpiece, or compote, bowl. I collect Wexford - they're very easy to spot!

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  43. Hi Lynn,

    Love your bowl, you scored with that buy. I think it would be a darling small punch bowl for frappe for a little girlfriend party. Your friend's plate is sure cute too...and true!

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  44. What a great bowl. Yummm....a trifle sounds delicious and it would look pretty too!

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  45. Ah, I see that someone else collects Wexford too! I posted about it a couple of years ago on my old blog: http://lemonadehere.blogspot.com/2008/09/show-and-tell-friday.html

    It's durable and wonderful and if you keep your eyes open you can still pick it up cheaply!

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