I accepted a challenge to recreate a Layered Centerpiece inspired by an image from Pinterest. So I spent days, weeks, years…well not really but I can spend lots of time browsing Pinterest and not actually accomplishing anything (but coveting). I did find a centerpiece I really liked that I had already pinned to my Centerpiece board.
Do you ever see a room or vignette that you really like but you don’t have the exact pieces or really even similar ones? For this layered centerpiece I improvised. A lot. By a layered centerpiece I mean that is has different heights and depths.
Pinterest Inspired Layered Centerpiece
And this is what I was inspired by:
I wanted something a little more spring like so I used lilies instead of hydrangea. All of the items here are thrift store items. The most expensive thing on the table (besides the lilies which were $12) was the silver compote and it was $5. Here’s how it all came together.
For the tall trophy in the inspiration picture (which I really, really want but haven’t found one in my price range) I substituted a metal pitcher on a marble and wood stand. I was going to use tulips originally but ended up going with the lilies.
In the inspiration picture it looks like a glass jar sitting on two wooden rounds holds the rest of the hydrangea. I considered using a jar but decided to go with a brass vase. As you can see, I started with some dried baby’s breath but changed it out to lilies as well.
The pieces used to assemble this were the brass vase, a cork trivet and a pewter plate. I love mixing metals and the cork adds a visual break that I like.
The birdcage has been hanging out on the deck. It’s quite chippy and weathered, which I love.
To get the height that was needed I used a silver plate compote, a wine holder, a cheese board (the one with a glass dome sans the dome) and some moss. I flipped the wine holder upside down.
Added the cheese board.
Decided I needed to fill the gap with something so I used some moss.
The only glass cloches I have are from thrift store anniversary clocks so I only have two sizes. The inspiration picture has three different sizes. This centerpiece is on my dining room table so I went with some vintage dishes as the base of the cloche holding some pinecones.
It’s just two saucers with the cloche. Easy peasy.
In the inspiration picture there is a glass cloche with a bird’s nest in it. I didn’t have a bird’s nest and Madison wouldn’t go find one for me, so I substituted a bedspring with a rolled up piece of sheet music.
For this base I used a round picture of fruit, another vintage saucer and the bedspring. (Disregard the dust please, oops!)
The third glass cloche in the inspiration picture is larger so I heightened mine by placing it in a wooden compote type thing. I can’t tell exactly what is in the cloche in the picture, so I just used a brass candlestick in mine.
For this one I used a footed wooden dish, the bottom portion of a black glass butter dish set and a brass candlestick.
The inspiration picture has some type of bird figurine. I didn’t have one so I improvised with a cement bird on a wooden candlestick with another bedspring around it.
And that’s it. I skipped the deer antler.
Here are a couple of shots from different views.
And here’s a pretty cool shot of the sunset shining through the window.
Don’t be intimidated because you don’t have just the right thing. Improvise. And because I used pieces I already had and obviously love, I couldn’t be more pleased.