Split Pea...Decor?

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.


  1. Mathew-I love this idea. I'm always looking for new and inexpensive ways to change things up a bit. This is a winner for me:)I like the candle on top, too. Cindy
    I don't know how to get the cousin cindy off..my cousin, John, has a blog and I signed it with this name. I'll figure it out:)

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  3. haha! well I have plenty more inexpensive trick up my sleeve. keep following...cousin Cindy :)