I stumbled on a great idea for a centerpiece for our Thanksgiving table today. And I usually don’t worry too much about a centerpiece. Usually I just light some candles but today I found a great centerpiece and it was almost for FREE! (and Free is good!) This also gives me a chance to show you another one of my Goodwill Finds. This time I was shopping in High Point, NC and saw a Goodwill store that I had never been in. It was very small and not much to pick from. It was nothing like the one closer to my home. But, I found a beautiful white bowl and it looked like it had a French fleur de lis motif. $1.99 is all I paid for it and I love it. That was a few weeks ago and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it until today.
American Greetings is having a FREE gift with the purchase of four cards. They are giving away a burlap/jute bag that is tied off with raffia and it is filled with an assortment of decorator balls! All of them are “earthy”. One is a ball covered with jute twine, a few look liked dried seed pods and some have a grapevine look to them. All of them are fabulous!
I wanted my centerpiece to look full and like the balls were spilling out of the bowl but it was a bit big and all of the balls were barely coming to the top. I needed more “spillage”.
So I made some loosely formed balls out of aluminum foil and put them in the bottom of the bowl and then added my “pretty” balls on top. Problem solved.
I hope American Greetings is having this same offer all around the country. I needed cards anyway and was so happy to get a “freebie” too! I found mine at my local Harris Teeter grocery store but I would bet you could find this offer anywhere that sells American Greetings Cards. Good Luck! And I hope you find them!