Centerpieces were an important part of holiday tables a hundred-years-ago. Here is some hundred-year-old advice for a creating a Christmas centerpiece:
For Christmas, holly, mistletoe, or any other attractive green shrubs are more suitable than cut flowers. A sparkling tree or a Santa Claus make an attractive centerpiece.
The Science of Home Making: A Textbook in Home Economics by Emma E. Pirie (1915)
20 thoughts on “Hundred-Year-Old Christmas Centerpiece Suggestions”
That’s most attractive and very natural; no plastic to be seen!
There’s absolutely no plastic. I’m not sure when plastic was invented, but I think that it was less than a hundred years ago.
I am not sure either.
Great advice that has been around for a long time! Still going strong today. ~Elle
Nice tablescapes can go a long way in making a meal really special.
They say it’s all in the presentation and I guess that goes for the table as well! Have a Merry Christmas!
Time flies as quick as Santa!!
Lovely arrangement! We have a lady who makes one for my daughter as a gift very year ,that Yule log is beautiful but rich!
I made a Yule log once years ago. It was a lot of work, but fun to make.
Those candlesticks slay (sleigh) me! So weird!
The candlesticks almost seem like they should be part of a Halloween tablescape rather than a Christmas one.
LOL! They do!
Merry Christmas my Mom made the most amazing ones.
I love the candlesticks! But I’d be a little nervous, with all that (probably-spiked) wassail 🙂 Have a very Merry Christmas, Sheryl!
Interesting that home making was a “science” 100 years ago!
That’s actually a very pretty centerpiece! Personally, I still like centerpieces for the holidays.
Love the candleholders! Merry Christmas!
I’d really like those candlesticks. I’m going out to get some right now!
Hoping you’re having a happy Yuletide.