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Pretty Purple Spring Centerpiece

Decorating for spring is always a pleasure, as the colors and themes of the season are so beautiful and bright. Because of the pleasant and colorful nature of the season, however, it's also easy to get overwhelmed by the limitless decor possibilities. Therefore, I try to pick one or two ideas each year, and run with them!

This year, I wanted to bring a splash of purple to my spring decor. The color purple symbolizes royalty and luxury, and is associated with creativity. My creative dare was to combine this luxurious color with an unlikely companion. I accomplished all of that by pairing purple African violets, lavender and ivy in a rough wooden box made from leftover fence boards. 



I cut an old fence board into 20-inch lengths and 6-inch widths. The bottom of the box was 20 x 71/2 inches. I nailed the boards together to form a rectangular box.



After that, the rest was easy! I placed a variegated purple candle in the center of the box and then built my greenery and floral arrangement around it. You could use fresh flowers, however I used silk flowers that included African violets, ivy, lavender, and boxwood. Once these were placed around the candle, I tucked green moss in and around the plants.

I wanted an elegant ribbon to tie around this rustic box so I I used a length of satin ribbon in lavender, tied together with a length of deeper purple organza ribbon. I ran the ribbon around the perimeter of the box and tied it all up in a pretty bow. The result was a beautiful and unique spring centerpiece! 



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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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