A designer, Aubrey Smiga, said the following about table centerpieces:
“Do away with the expected. A collection of interesting objects – an old pewter pitcher, a big bowl with mounded moss and a small crystal sphere, and antique mercury bottle – is so much more interesting as a dining table centerpiece than candlesticks. The more unusual the better!”
My family and I created unusual table centerpieces for a 50th celebration which was a HUGE success.