This is our first Christmas in the house, which means very few decorations for the season. I owned a fake [gasp] tree, ornaments, a few other things here and there, but those were all used in a small apartment. Well the house is a bit bigger, and therefore, we needed a few more decorations…especially in the dining room area to tie the whole space together. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on a fancy centerpiece for the table, so I put together one myself. I bought a large bowl and an ornament assortment, all for under $20. I rearranged the ornaments in the bowl until I was happy with the presentation. I set it on a table runner my grandma had made and surrounded it with cards we have received in the mail. Once Christmas is over, I can pack the ornaments away and fill the bowl with something else, that way I can use the bowl year-round.