One of my favorite Christmas decorating memories when I was younger, was not decorating the tree as one might think, but it was looking over my Dad's shoulder while he created what I considered to be the most delightful Christmas centerpiece despite its simplicity. The fact is that I enjoy decorating.... and especially incorporating fresh, natural, and simple things into what I do.
This year my husband and I have been thinking and contemplating about what Christmas traditions we want to start with our little one and to pass on. So, it seems fitting that my first Christmas centerpiece of the year is one that was passed on from my Dad, and I thought that I would pass it along to you...
Using a tea light, trace around the center/top of an orange.
Cut out the circle.
Scoop out the fruit flesh.
Cut the bottom, without cutting all the way through, so the orange can be placed flat when arranged.
Fill with newspaper to keep shape.
Insert votive or tea light.
Add fresh pine branches, apples, nuts, cookies, and miniature Christmas bulbs.
Serve husband freshly squeezed orange juice. Watch husband smile.