I tend to be a very anti clutter person. I like surface areas clean of stuff or decoration (much to the horror of my mother in law who would like to put a doily and vase of fake flowers on every available surface).
That said, I even violate my own rules sometimes. The shore's eat in area just called for a little pretty. Enter this easy, peasy, sharp and breezy centerpiece. And when I say sharp, I mean I haven't touched this thing once without saying 'ouch'.
One cactus/succulent garden + random shells + one large bowl. Voila! A centerpiece that takes a licking and keeps on ticking. (We purchased this cactus & succulent garden ready made from a big box store several years ago. Despite serious neglect, this thing is still alive!)
Whats your take on clean surface area vs. well placed object? Whats on your kitchen table?