Out of the Vase: 7 Ideas for Table Displays...That Aren't Flowers

Out of the Vase: 7 Ideas for Table Displays...That Aren't Flowers

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Taryn Williford
Aug 26, 2015
(Image credit: Janette Mallory)

A beautiful bouquet always makes for a lovely, if predictable, centerpiece. But there's a whole world of dining table vignettes out there. Try one of these non-floral options on for size and see if it doesn't become your new favorite way to dress up your dining table.

1. Fresh Fruit, Bowl Optional

Above: A Hollywood Hills home designed by Janette Mallory

(Image credit: Beth Kirby of Local Milk)

2. Potted Cactuses and Succulents

This tablescape is by Local Milk

(Image credit: Amanda Johnson)

3. A Collection of Wares

Like this milk glass collection from our House Tour: A Bright & Beautiful Bungalow from an Ohio Trio.

(Image credit: Bethany Nauert)

4. An Antler

It might be typically hipster, but it still looks great, as you can see in Lindsay's Modern Bohemian in Silver Lake.

(Image credit: Nanette Wong)

5. Greens, All the Way Down

This DIY eucalyptus table garland is by Nanette Wong, featured on Houzz.

(Image credit: The Graphics Fairy)

6. A Stack of Books

(Image credit: Nicole Crowder)

7. All of It, All at Once

Succulents, books, fruit. Who says you have to choose? Just check out Holley & Audrey's Dining Room Redux.

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