Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Split Pea Centerpiece

After much procrastination, I finally un-decorated my house. From Christmas, that is. I know some people are really eager to do this practically as soon as the gifts are unwrapped, but not I. It's such a chore - getting down the boxes, gathering up all the decorations scattered throughout the house, trying to channel Mary Poppins and fit everything back into those tiny boxes. I put it off as long as possible. I wait for Epiphany and then some.

In this house, once I put Christmas away, I had no idea what to do. We moved right in and decorated for Christmas, so I've had a hard time visualizing what it should look like the other eleven months of the year. I have a big painting that is mostly yellow and green that I've decided will hang in the living room (when I get around to it), so I'm focusing on those colors for now. My curtain rod hardware is still MIA, so I'm having trouble totally pulling it off without curtains.

But I digress. The whole point of this post is to show you my fancy shmancy new centerpiece for the table. Okay, fine. So it's not fancy. It's super simple, and super cheap. I spent less than $10, and if you already had a vase that would work, you could spend less than $5. That's one $4 Wally World vase, a $2.88 white candle, and two $0.72 bags of split peas. Ta-da! I love it. It's green and white. It matches everything else. And it was el cheapo.


  1. I love it and I think I might just do the same :)

  2. I love that!! And yellow and green are my two absolute favorite colors!

  3. Nana said ... I think I've seen that before ... wonder where?

  4. Now that is just too fun! It would match my kitchen, too! :)

    Fun blog!