Today we introduce one last trial blogger, Beth, trying out for our last slot here at ATLA with a two part post about centerpiece design. Tell us what you think...A centerpiece can be more than just a bunch of expensive flowers in Grandma's old vase, filled only when guests are expected. I have found a way to create a lasting centerpiece that reflects my personality and doubles by displaying my drumstick collection (playing the drums is a hobby of mine, hence the collection). Your new centerpiece doesn't have to show off a hobby or personal interest—I think what's most important is sticking with a theme-- similar items or colors is a good jumping-off point...The old cell phones you've amassed, that huge pile of foreign change, or old cassette tapes are examples of effectively quirky centerpieces. If you don't happen to own enough of the like items to fill up a vase, hit up your local thrift store—you'll probably find your new vase there too.