Unique Centerpiece Ideas

Last weekend was my birthday and my wonderful husband planned a lovely day trip up to New Glarus Brewery. We got to taste a few tasty brews, tour around the facility, and grab a nice light lunch in the adorable little town before heading back to our neck of the woods for dinner.

Mark made reservations at a restaurant that we hadn’t tried before (Adelle’s in Wheaton) We would highly recommend it – not only was the food and service amazing but the atmosphere was warm and cozy too – just perfect.  It had snowed (again!) that evening and we were seated by a lovely modern fireplace.

Something else that caught my eye was their cheerful centerpiece on one of the front tables.  After a closer look, I realized that they were bocce balls! Bocce Ball CenterpieceHow fun is that? Especially on a chilly night when spring feels like forever away.

I always fall back on flowers and candles for my centerpieces or party decor, but the bocce balls got me thinking – what other random items could I use for out-of-the-ordinary centerpieces?  I did a little Pinterest research and found a few great inspirations.

Maybe I’m just dying for sunshine after this loooong winter – but I thought these pinwheel centerpieces were adorable. Pinwheel Centerpieces   Source: Wedding Chicks 

Two of my favorite things: books and antique cameras Camera Books Centerpiece   Source: Day7 on StyleMePretty

A nice sailboat centerpieceNautical Sailboat CenterpieceSource: Stone Gable

This bouquet of baby artichokes is a great twist on the normal floral arrangement. artichoke bouqet centerpieceSource: Midwest Living

I’ve been itching to try my hand at creating little terrariums as focal pieces such as these: Terrarium Centerpiece   Source: StyleMePretty

Or these awesome hanging terrariums from CB2 Hanging Terrariums


I’m looking forward to trying some of these over the next few months whenever we have our friends and family over – or just to liven up the house. Do you have any great ideas for out-of-the-ordinary centerpieces?

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