Our florists at Belle Fiori like to remind people that decorating your table for the Christmas and holiday season doesn’t have to be complicated. A simple vase or vessel filled with cranberries and plain white roses, or evergreens paired with vintage candle sticks can make a minimalistic but elegant statement while still allowing room for food and table settings.

Of course you can always go bigger. Elaborate florals complete with table runners and accessories can make for a gorgeous and unforgettable setting your guests are sure to remember. Just make sure your table is big enough to house your masterpiece!

No matter what centerpiece you choose to display this holiday season, have fun choosing it. Decorating is one of the best parts of the holidays, after all!

Too overwhelmed to come up with something yourself? Take a look at the holiday floral arrangements our friends at Teleflora have to offer by clicking here. Their gorgeous centerpieces have been gracing tables throughout the Milwaukee and Southeastern Wisconsin area for years, and we’re proud to partner with such exceptional florists.

And finally, if you’re feeling crafty, check out this simple but fun idea from the always crafty Martha Stewart. I’m loving the cream and evergreen color combo!


Lilies and Needles Centerpiece

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  • 8-inch long prince’s pine tips
  • Calla lilies
  • Glass cylinder vase (or even a large tumbler)
  • Floral foam
  • Metal tray
  • Twine
  • Green waterproof floral tape
  • White double-sided floral tape
  • Floral clippers


  1. STEP 1

    Affix two or three strips of double-sided tape to outside of glass. Press pine tips against tape to hold them upright.

  2. STEP 2

    Wrap green floral tape once around vase, using it to hold each new tip in place by looping tape over each pine tip as you attach it to the vase. Three layers of pine tips should be enough to make the ring of pine look full, wrapping tape around each layer. Clip pine stems so that they are even with the bottom of the vase.

  3. STEP 3

    Wrap twine around pine tips several times to hide floral tape, and tie in a knot. Set container in a shallow tray; add water to keep greens fresh. Float floral foam in a basin of water; after it sinks, put foam in vase. Fill vase halfway with water. Cut calla lily stems so they are just tall enough to emerge above the pine, and use enough to block any view inside the vase. Insert stems in foam for support. Any white flowers with simple shapes, such as roses or hyacinths, may be substituted for the lilies. (Calla lilies are thirsty, so refill vase daily.)