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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A useful dining room centerpiece


This has been our dining room centerpiece for awhile now.


Nothing that hasn't already been done a million times before, just a wooden crate filled with some mealtime essentials: trivets, napkins, straws, etc.


I realized I was spending the first minutes of every meal back and forth from the kitchen fetching forgotten things.  Why didn't I think of this before??  Keeping everything together right on the table has made my life a teensy bit easier.

Now if only I could keep Sister from smearing the graham crackers in her hair...


Oops.  Edited to add sources:


crate: Homegoods
trivets: Ikea
cracker jar: WalMart
aqua canister: vintage
rainbow straws: Ikea
napkin holder: World Market
napkins: hahahaha! Costco
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13 comments:

  1. I really like this! Where did you find your crate?

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  2. This is a really nice centerpiece. I'm not sure how long those cookies would last in my house though. lol

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  3. What a great idea - so neat and tidy and so practical!

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  4. Love this idea. Since I drink everything, even coffee, with a straw, I seem to always have to head back to the kitchen for that or a napkin. I need to be on the lookout for a similar crate.

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  5. I like this sooo much easy access is the way to go!!! Where did you get your graham cracker jar? I love the apothecary jar look.

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  6. What a happy way to start a meal. I can't wait until we actually have a table to sit together at.

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  7. Did you get the crate recently? I have the same Walmart jar for my dog treats. Also, have the same ikea trivets (love them). Thanks for the idea! Totally stealing this one! Lol

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    1. The crate is probably close to 4 yrs old, but I still see them every once in awhile, and at flea markets too!

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    2. Thanks! Gonna start looking for something similar! I have a 1.5 and a 3.5 y/o and the funny thing is that just last night for dinner I spent more time getting up fetching things that everyone needed than actually eating my own dinner! Lol. This is the perfect solution. Don't know why I didn't think of it myself! Lol

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  8. Great idea, and everything fits in the crate perfectly! I have those Ikea trivets, and I'd love to keep those and some napkins on the table. So much easier.

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  9. I found this on pinterest, but kept surfing because I love your blog! I'm terribly nosy; what's in the aqua canister?

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  10. Loved this idea so much that I made my own version and blogged about it - with a link to you of course! Love your blog and your simple vintage style!
    http://www.cleanmama.blogspot.com/2012/03/caddy-re-vamp.html

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