Festive decor

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 |
Our new power cord has arrived so I now have access to my picture files and Bentley no longer has access to chewing the cord so we are back in business and I'm trying to play catch up.

This is one of my favorite decorations that I created for our Oktoberfest this year. Since my creation, I've seen other Indian corn candle decorations ~ who new I was so cutting edge? I am SO kidding on this one! The rest of our party details will be arriving soon.

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I really like the simple beauty of this table decoration. It was easy to create and I had all the necessary materials on hand.

* Glass hurricane
* Indian corn
* Twine
* Candle

To prep the corn for wrapping, I looped the twine around the husk to secure it together. Once that was completed, I laid the hurricane on it's side and wrapped the corn around it. For a little added security and rustic touch, I went around it a couple of times with the twine. I trimmed the tops of the husk so that they were level with the top of the hurricane. 

For our party, I placed it on the wine table. It added just the amount of color and decor without getting in the way. Currently, it's displayed on my antique ice chest in our dinning room with baby jack pumpkins surrounding it for the Thanksgiving holiday.

I don't have a photo of it with the lights lowered so you can see the glow of the candle so you'll have to trust me that it was stunning.


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14 comments:

Karena said...

Lovely and very unique idea!!

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Henley on the Horn said...

How beautiful!

annechovie said...

This looks amazing, Jo. Thanks for the comment on my stamp, Jo! Just click here: http://www.zazzle.com/holiday_fireside_stamp_postage-172064853136755220
Have a great day! xx

Dee Stephens said...

I saw this on a blog too and thought about doing this one. I should take a picture of what I settled on. Hurricane with candle and nuts :)

Kathy said...

How pretty! Glad you're up and running again with your photos. Looking forward to seeing the rest!
K.

French Basketeer.com said...

hi Jo~ is the candle in the middle? Oh I would love to see this lit up! Have a great week~

midnight macaroons said...

Uh oh, Bentley has been chewing the power cord. Our black lab, Pavlov, use to chew up anything and everything. Glad to see that you are back online.

I love that gorgeous centerpiece. I can only imagine how awesome your house looks for the holidays.

Gigi

Suburban Princess said...

I wish I could've gone to this event! Sounds like a great day!

Susan said...

Lovely pieces. It's too bad we can't see past the end of our noses when we are young. I too did a similar thing with some Limoge china and it makes me ill to think about it now. I have to wonder what my children will get rid of when I'm gone that I'll haunt them for later.
Sounds like a fun little trip you took.

JMW said...

Sounds like such fun - I would love to meet Eddie. I had no idea he had an etsy shop. Will definitely have to visit it!

Kim Kasch said...

Beeautiful :)

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

That is so delicate and beautiful!!! Love your site! Would love for you to visit mine.
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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jo,

Sounds like you had a fabulous day out. Such lovely treasures you came home with.

Have a happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Lissa said...

you are so lucky to have attended this event. I'll bet you left so inspired. Lovely stuff in the photo at the bottom!

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