So I put a hint on my Facebook feed last week about what I was currently working on. It's a doily, but very special to me, as it incorporates Irish crochet motifs (something I've been dying to do successfully) and looks quite pretty.
The flat center will easily accommodate a 6" pillar candle and glass tray. The whole thing is roughly 10" across from leaf tip to leaf tip.
I plan on doing another one in this same color scheme, but with different materials (still cotton, but from a different source which has softer thread) and making pointed petals instead of rounded, ruffled petals, looking more like a poinsettia. I think it would be ideal for a Winter solstice celebration, whichever kind you choose to observe.