Country Kitchen Table Centerpieces
Country kitchen table centerpieces are perfect for warming up your cooking space, and we have a ton of kitchen table centerpiece design ideas for creating the perfect one for your home. The lovely, simple style will have your guests feeling right at home.
What's more country—and popular right now—than Mason jars? The blue ones from the '30s and '40s are great finds at flea markets and antique stores and, with a clutch of daisies or a bunch of sunflowers, they're pure, sunny perfection. For a long-lasting centerpiece, arrange dried hydrangeas in a grouping of Mason jars—the purple and blue flowers echo the blue-green tints of the glass.
Tip: Use an odd number of jars to please the eye.
Clear Mason jars add a modern touch to a country arrangement. For a simple centerpiece, march a row of 3 to 5 pint jars down the middle of the table, cut a bunch of mixed flowers evenly, about an inch taller than the jars, and drop the flowers in the jars. The evenly cut stems allow the flowers to fan out, creating a lovely, graceful adornment, perfect for Sunday supper.
Country style is known for repurposing kitchen and farm implements for decor. Be on the lookout for old crocks, colanders, bottles, boots and boxes while you're shopping. They don't have to be perfect; in fact, the more distressed they look the better.
Fill a small, rectangular apple crate with smooth pebbles and then add flowers and greenery—in summer, magnolia leaves or in winter, holly (bonus if you can find holly with bright red berries—but don't let kids or pets eat them because they're poisonous). Or cut roses, salvia and rosemary from your garden and arrange this fragrant blend in an old cowboy boot, rain boot or zinc pail.
Tip: Use tall, thin centerpieces, or low ones, so your guests can see each other over the flowers.
Let your centerpiece mimic a bountiful country meal, mixing flowers, fruits and vegetables. For fall meals, cluster squashes and pumpkins in a variety of sizes and colors, in the center of the table. Add pillar candles and pine or rosemary for an eye-catching centerpiece. For a fresh take on holiday decorations, adorn the table with a Jadeite bowl filled with oranges, or a mercury glass vase with white roses, pale cabbage leaves and purple tulips.
Antique crocks, particularly Roseville Pottery, Ohio Antique or Ayers Brothers brands, are made for country centerpieces. A simple, loose arrangement of flowers is all you need to bring off this look—and talk about low-stress!
Also use colorful serving pieces from Willow Ware or Fiestaware as vases. Fill a blue Fiestaware pitcher with roses and cabbage leaves for a beautiful, informal arrangement that captures the ease of country spirit.