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First of 5 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Ideas

We always see the countdown til Christmas but I count down to Thanksgiving... and we have 5 weeks before turkey day. I've been a florist for 24 years and our customers go immediately into Christmas mode on Black Friday and Fall is over. As I have said before I love everything Fall and Thanksgiving has always been the grande finale of Fall to me. So I LOVE to create Thanksgiving centerpieces! It is my last hurrah for orange, rust and bittersweet colors. 

So I am going to share 5 of my favorite color schemes, 1 each week as we lead up to Thanksgiving Day 2020. The last one I will share is going to be good for Christmas and Thanksgiving ...so stay tuned.

This week's Thanksgiving table centerpiece idea is Plums and Oranges, not the fruits (though they would reat worked into these flower arrangements) but the colors. I love plum purples and rusty oranges together.

In this tablescape we paired 2 smaller rustic tin vases on either side of a bigger focal centerpiece. We anchored the larger flower arrangement on a plum napkin that we also used for the place settings. By adding the smaller floral arrangements on the sides we have expanded the overall presence of the Thanksgiving centerpiece making it fill our long rectangular farmhouse table.




We created bows with twine and angel vine and then added them to the back of each of the chairs using a removable clear plastic hook from 3M. We wove angel vine around the 3 vases and added miniature pumpkins we found at the farmers market (the groundhogs ate all the pumpkins I tried to grow this year....grrrr)


Some of the flowers we used in the larger focal centerpiece are ornamental kale, plum cremons, rust mums, orange tuips, purple ranunculus, orange miniature calla lilies, blue thistles (ie eryngium but that is hard to say) and purple allium. The greenery in this vase is burgundy agonis, seeded eucalyptus and a type of silvery gray juniper that i adore but can't remember the name of.

The little vases coordinate but don't match exactly. They include reddish orange gerber daisies, miniature orange roses, blue thistle, rust mums, and purple allium, orange tulips and plum mums.