Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Back to School Centerpiece

Grabbed my last bits of back to school items and made up a simple centerpiece on our dining room table.
We eat dinner here each night so I like to make it seasonal and fun but it can't take up too much space as there are six of us.

An apple scented candle sets off the right mood for those approaching September days.

A nod to all the teachers that have patiently taught my girls over the years.


  1. look at you...i LOVE this..it is adorable...and THE BEST part is...your kids will always remember it...

    you are making cherished family memories here, my friend

    it's wonderful
    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  2. It's definitely that time of year, isn't it? I bought last-minute school supplies today at Walmart, can't beat their prices. The start of school has always been a favorite time of year for me. We are going to begin our ninth year of homeschool in a few weeks - wish me luck on Algebra! Love your dining table setting for back to school, just adorable.


  3. I'm sure that apple-scented candle smells heavenly!


    Enamored of red
    I lie in my bed,
    Dreaming of cherry-filled crèmes;

    For red is the shade,
    The prettiest made,
    That gives me the sweetest of dreams.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red and Yellow Rooftops

  4. So sweet Elaine! My kids can't believe all the kids that are back to school already. They don't go back until after Labor Day. I haven't even started my BTS shopping yet!!!

  5. Very cute Elaine -- I love your braided runner -- I have one very similar ;)


  6. What a nice way to make your meals more inviting.

  7. Elaine, you always make me smile when I read your posts. Your kids must absolutely love you!! Very cute centerpiece, now am inspired.


  8. Hi Elaine,
    Love the centerpiece you have created for Back To School. Not sure I am quite ready for summer to be over but, when I am am, your centerpiece might just inspire me to try one of my own!
    Cheryl at My Sister's Cottage

  9. YOu get an A+! How adorable... someone is ready to go to the head of the class!
    I think this sends such a positive message to your children! And it looks so welcoming!

  10. Very cute centerpiece! I just looked at your pictures of your camping trip. You are lucky to live near the mountains and the ocean. Your daughters are lovely. You said two of them are in college. What are they studying? My boys are doing philosophy, biology, and chemistry. Each very different!

  11. Adorable! Bright and sunny post:)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  12. What a very cute and fun centerpiece!

  13. Elaine, what a sweet centerpiece. My mind has been turning to "back to school" this week as well. I only have one left in school this year, and he returns right after Labor Day. This summer has passed by so very fast. Thanks for the inspiration. I've gotta get at my "back to school" display soon!!

  14. What fun! I miss the days of back to school!

  15. That is so nice that you would put together such a cute tablescape to celebrate back to school! I know your girls enjoyed it!