Ridiculous, right?! Not at all. I got this idea from my mom, Jeri (many more posts inspired by her to come in "Jeri's Corner". Cheesy name - AMAZING ideas). She loves to entertain and is exceptionally good at it, and while hosting an engagement party for a family friend, she decided to try something new - split peas as a decoration. Strategically placed on her kitchen island in a sea of appetizers, the dried spit peas, which were poured into vases topped off with white, unscented candles, proved to be the perfect centerpiece. Let the compliments begin! Beau and I loved it so much that we decided to use this as our centerpiece for our dining room table (minus the candles). How could we not? I mean, who doesn't love DIY decorations that cost less that ten dollars (INCLUDING the two vases from Target)?? My goal is to eventually purchase a simple linen table runner for the two vases with the spilt peas to sit on top of. Simple. Elegant. Perfect.