Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece And It is Almost FREE!

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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.

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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!

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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”.

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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!


Carla said...

Wow! Another score at the Goodwill for you. And the free bag of filler balls . . . now I'm really jealous! LOL That's going to make a very nice centerpiece. :o)

Wendy said...

I just love Goodwill! Great find and very pretty center piece! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Connie K said...

Great finds you have here !! your table is lovely !

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the bowl and love the free decorative balls!

RNSANE said...

Very nice centerpiece for a great price. You are fabulous!

Linda said...

Beautiful centerpiece...FREE always rocks!!! Happy Thanksgiving!


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I can't believe anyone would donate that great bowl-their donation=your gain! I love the simplicity of the centerpiece. Eddie Ross did something similar on his blog.

MsAnnieBelle said...

Hey Lisa,

I did a post on my blog today and recommended Pickles and Cheese. I stumbled upon it a week or two ago and really enjoyed it! Hope that's okay by you. Here's the link:

Take care,

The Daily Connoisseur said...

It's beautiful! I love this!

jenjen said...

So fun! I am still trying to figure out the centerpiece for mine!


Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Thanks Annie!! I am a fan of your blog as well. Very refreshing!! Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!