Red and Yellow Striped Melon CenterpieceI began making centerpieces for the dining room table in 1990 for myself because I felt that they made such a spectacular presentation.  The table always looked wonderful..unlike when I used flowers and they would wilt only too soon.  At times I even surround them with little vases of buds and floral sprays in complimentary colors.

While most of my centerpieces are lovely in any season, I have also made garlands with holiday fruits reminiscent of Della Robbia.  Small pieces placed on a silver tray became a centerpiece as well. These are truly festive, particularly when enhanced with boughs of pine or holly.

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