Happy Wednesday! As my family is thinking about the upcoming rehearsal dinner and wedding I thought I would share a simple table centerpiece we used at the engagement party, using mirrors!
Months ago while we were in North Carolina, my husband and I went to an estate sale. Immediately we spied a stack of mirrors still in their original boxes. The mirrors were silver leafed, and very ornate. I asked how much for each of them and the lady running the sale said they were $25 each, but if we bought all of them then they were $20 each. SOLD. WE bought all 6 of them.
Aren’t they pretty? I love the ornate details. And for $20? Yes, please!
When we got back to the house I looked up the name on the boxes. The mirrors are by The Howard Elliott Collection and retail for up to $80 each. We got quite a bargain!
Eventually I think I’ll hang them on a wall gallery style but for now I’m using them as table centerpieces. At my son’s engagement party back in May, we had a large tent with four round tables. In the center of each table we put one of the mirrors. We added some of my son’s Bottlechalk bottles, some fresh flowers, candles and a picture of the happy couple.
This is another table scape using a mirror and framed photograph of the newly engaged couple right around Christmas time!
Below is a picture my son, Chase took of one of his Bottlechalk bottles and a bottle of wine on one of the mirrors. He created a reflection by using two additional mirrors. So pretty! (You can see more of his designs at www.bottlechalk.com)
This was another centerpiece in the kitchen during the engagement party using a capital as a base. I could have continued the theme and used another one of the mirrors but I had this in the kitchen already. Again, we used my son’s Bottlechalk bottles decorated for the engagement party.
These mirrors aren’t that large so they fit nicely on any size table. If you have larger pieces you wish to showcase, you could always use a larger mirror, or even a round or oval mirror. The sky is the limit! It’s nice too if you are using candles, then the mirror serves as a tray to catch any melted wax that could ruin your tablecloth. (Or start a fire.)
I really enjoyed using these mirrors as a table centerpiece. It really helped dress up the simple round tables. And although all of the mirrors and tablecloths were the same, each table had a slightly different centerpiece and flowers. We had a few engagement pictures of the couple and we even did a picture of each of them as babies.
If you are hosting a casual outdoor dinner it would be pretty to use a more rustic frame and mirror and use mason jars filled with flowers! I bet you have some extra mirrors around your house too! Whip those babies out and create a fun and unique centerpiece for your next gathering!
With one month and 22 days remaining until the wedding we are in countdown mode big time! Perhaps we will use these mirrors at the rehearsal dinner or at the reception. All of the final details are starting to come together. I can’t wait until the BIG day! Hopefully I will still be able to snap some pictures of my own and not get in the way of the professionals!
I hope you have a lovely day. Later this week I’ll share the beginning stages of my Fall decorations. After all, Friday is officially the beginning of Autumn! Bring on the pumpkins and mums! Thanks so much for stopping by! xoxo Dell