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Thanksgiving Tablescape Ideas, Week 2

Fall Centerpieces have come a long way from the yellow mums, purple statice and orange carnations that my grandmother used to have on her Thanksgiving table. I don't think I've had a customer request one of those since the mid 90's...thank goodness. Its always fun for me to come up with an unusual mix of flowers for our customers....and if I can incorporate a flower that people haven't seen before, then bonus points!

 

The tablescape below is one of my favorites! I created 2 smaller arrangements in white and gold votive candle holders with a geometric pattern.  I filled the votive cups with miniature calla lilies, pincushion protea, seeded eucalyptus, juniper, mums and a burgundy foliage called agonis.  The overall effect of the geometric pattern, white and gold vases and funky combination of unusual flowers is modern and bit urban.

I then added ceramic white pumpkins, real mini pumpkins, some painted gold, and seeded eucalyptus on a neutral table runner. The gold chargers pick up the warm color in runner and the golds in the pumpkins and votive cups. This is a simple Fall centerpiece idea that is just gorgeous but you know me well enough to know I always want more flowers!

 

 

I wanted a co-ordinating bigger flower arrangement to use in the middle of the table and expand the visual impact of the tablescape so it would be appropriate for a long dining table. 

I thought it might be fun to crete a traditional candle centerpiece but with a couple unexpected twists....

 

So first thing I did that was unexpected was I added some unusual tropical flowers combined with our traditional Fall mums. The fun pin cushion protea are a long lasting tropical flower that most of our customers haven't seen before even though I try to get a small amount every week. I love these protea. The other unusual element in this Thanksgiving centerpiece is evergreens. We usually only think of evergreens in our Christmas flower arrangements but look how gorgeous it is with these orange and rust flowers!!!! The bonus with evergreens is that if kept watered they will still be beautiful in February. (I have a blog coming up that shows 1 evergreen centerpiece base with 4 different looks thanksgiving, Christmas, winter an Valentine's Day...keep an eye out for that)

 

 

 

I then added a second white ceramic pumpkin and the votive flower arrangements, real pumpkins and seeded eucalyptus pieces....and viola!

Modern, Elegant Thanksgiving Table Dec. What do you think???