Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wooden Cheese Boxes as Centerpieces for Christmas

Do you remember these wooden cheese boxes I purchased about a month ago? 

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I bought them at an antique shop in Virginia for $8 a piece.  My plans at the time when I purchased them was to use them for Christmas.  Now that Christmas is here, I’ve made two centerpieces, one for myself and one for my daughter-in-law.  Take a look at what I’ve done with them. 

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This one is mine and I have it sitting on my kitchen table.   I used some Christmas greens, one of my roosters and some candles.  I purchased nothing to make this one, I had everything.   

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This one is for my daughter-in-law for her kitchen table. 

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The only purchase I made to make this one was the red hurricane candle holder.  I used Christmas greens, pinecones, apples and lots of berries. 

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Just a few more things left to do and then I’m all done with Christmas decorating.  

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As always, thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments.  They are always appreciated. 

Gail

Linking this post to:

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19 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Great idea. I have a large cheese box that is antique. Right now it just sits under my sewing table.

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  2. Wow! Those center pieces turned out great. I'm a first-time visitor.

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  3. So pretty! I really love this idea! I especially love the one you made for your daughter in law. I know she will love it. I never...ever....see cheese boxes around our part of the country. You are so lucky to have come across them and have made some beautiful centerpieces out of them!

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  4. those look so good Gail.. who woulda thought of cheese boxes... oh yea- YOU of course cause you are a Creative Queen~!

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  5. You have vision. They are beautiful Gail.

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  6. I love them both! How lucky is your daughter-in-law to have such a creative and sharing mother-in-law!!!! I'm jealous!!!!

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  7. what a great idea! they look wonderful, who would of thought a cheese box could look so good!

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  8. Wow, I love those cheese boxes made into center pieces. They are beautiful.
    Barb

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  9. Both of your cheese boxes are gorgeous all done up for Christmas! I love them, you make such lovely vignettes.
    Hugs, cindy

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  10. Very creative Gail, they look beautiful!! Martina

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  12. Gail I'm happy to see your cheese boxes appear in your decoration. I too have a box I purchased several years ago and the vendor painted the box using a wooden stain, then hand painted a pilgrim girl on the lid with big hearts on the box sides and gloss coated the entire box. She went on to line the inner part of the box which I now use as a sewing notions keeper. Maybe this will get your creative juices going for future uses of these adorable boxes.

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  13. Gail I love what you did with the cheese boxes! Just beautiful! What caught my eye though is that super cute round placemat thingy you made!! At least I think you made it cause you are zoo crafty that way! I just love it!! I need one for my dining room table.

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  14. P.s. Thanx for coming to the party!:)

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  15. Gail you did a wonderful job with your table centerpiece!

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  16. Gail, these are lovely! Both are just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your beauty!

    Blessings,
    Donna

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  17. Super cute idea!

    Many Christmas Blessings,
    Melissa

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  18. Gail, I love it! I have one sitting in the garage gathering dust...thanks for the inspiration! I hope I'll do something so pretty with mine!
    Debbie

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  19. Hi Gail! With great pleasure looked at your Christmas decorations. Really lucky that you do with what you love. I live in an apartment, but I always dreamed to have a ladder at home, which at present seems decorated just like yours. Your whole house has a wonderful Christmas spirit. Congratulations to all the ideas generated. In Bulgaria, the cheese is sold in plastic or cans so that your made ​​of wood are very practical purpose.
    I give you a link to my tree last year because this year I have not made ​​pictures - http://ilinayor.blogspot.com/2010/12/blog-post_3832.html

    Happy Holidays and warm!

    Ilina

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