Centerpiece: Inspired By The Colors Of India

Today, I’m sharing a ‘global chic’ centerpiece that you can use for weddings or any other special occasion.

As you may already know, I love perusing antique and thrift stores for tabletop items and accessories.  On a recent excursion, I spotted these:

Vintage Indian elephant candlesticks made by porcelain manufacturer Fitz and Floyd {$5.00 each!}.

I’ve always been intrigued with elephant stands and figurines although I haven’t owned any until now.  However, when I was younger I remember my mother had been pining for a rather large elephant stand.  When she finally purchased it, she crowned it with a round piece of glass.  It’s been an end table in her living room ever since.

I’ve found a special place for my elephants in my dining room, but first I couldn’t resist using one of them for a centerpiece.

The milk glass vases were $1.00 each {also from the thrift store}.  For the rose ‘bouquet,’ I used two dozen roses; the greenery is from shrubs in my yard.  My pink and gold table runner makes a nice ‘global’ finishing touch.

One of the things I love best about floral designs for home entertaining — when the party’s over, I can enjoy them in my office — at least for a little while.

You can find elephant candlesticks on eBay.
Design and photos by Kelly Porter of Porter House Designs

5 thoughts on “Centerpiece: Inspired By The Colors Of India

  1. I love these and am looking for something just like this for my wedding. The colors are perfect. I went on ebay anc couldn’t find them. Any ideas??

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