Recently, I came across this two-tiered basket at HomeGoods.  I love a bit of the industrial touch, so I was immediately drawn to the mix of wire and rope.  I snatched it up thinking it would be perfect in the kitchen, but when I got it home, decided it was just too big for the space I had in mind.  I had every intention of returning it, but then it struck me, it would make a great centerpiece in the dining room!

I wanted something neutral and that would play into my look of Casual Elegance, so I added a mix of all my favorite things to pull the look together.

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I used some linen napkins and added a few of my great-grandmother’s serving pieces.  I like that the linen provides an organic look and ties in with the rope on the basket.  The silver adds a touch of elegance, even despite the tarnish.

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I placed a few pieces in a Mason Jar along with some other flatware, and a few pieces in the top tier of the baskets along with some white taper candles.

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I added a few roses from my garden in a Mason Jar tied with twine.  (Okay, I know these aren’t the prettiest of the rose varieties, but I love my Iceberg roses because they bloom continuously from Spring through Fall.)

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Another Mason Jar holds an assortment of wine bottle corks that I typically use as filler in greenery displays.

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And that’s it!  A simple, Casual Elegant centerpiece.  I don’t plan on keeping this on the table when eating in the dining room, but I like the look of it as an everyday display.

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And did you know that 2013 is the 100th anniversary of the Ball Mason Jar?  For more ideas on how you can use Mason Jars, read 22 Creative & Decorative Uses for Mason Jars.

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    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Hi Melody – Thank you! I got the mason jars at Target, but many craft stores also sell them, as do online retailers like Amazon.

  1. That is just so pretty! I have a three tiered tray in my kitchen too. You’ve given me some great ideas.

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you, Stacey! I’ve used my tiered stand all over the house but have never before used it as a centerpiece. I love finding new uses for items that I own! So glad you stopped by and left a comment. :)

    1. User Avatar Tidbits&Twine says:

      Thank you so much, Tina!

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