Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Centerpieces

Aside from gardening, I also really enjoy floral design. Unfortunately, I don't always find the time to create even simple ones at home. So holidays and birthdays are some of the few times a year I can actually focus on creating a unique floral design or centerpiece. This Thanksgiving I've started gathering ideas on what to do - I'll post again when I am finished.

But in the meantime, here are a few of the creations I've done in the past for Thanksgiving:

This one is my favorite and I'm tempted to do something similar this year since I still have a few pumpkins left over from Halloween. This arrangement is sitting on a cake stand and I love how the pumpkin sits in the middle of the ring of flowers and foliage. 

The colors and the painted design on the container, along with it's elevated cup, provided the inspiration for this design. 

This was my first design a few years ago. Again, the container gave me the inspiration. I remember having purchased a bunch more vegetables to put in there, but by the  time I was finished with the flowers and greens, I only had room for one artichoke!

So now, I'm off to my closet to take a look at what containers I have available to use this year. Oh and if you see any cool designs, please let me know!


  1. You are so talented! The arrangements are gorgeous!

  2. They are beautiful. I like the first one a lot. I just took a class in floral arranging at our garden club. I really enjoyed it. I learned stuff too.

  3. All are fabulous, but I do rather like the second arrangement with those fabulous Alstroemeria.

  4. What a beautiful arrangement. So festive and pretty. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Kate.

  5. Thank you all! They were really fun to make. I find floral design calming and fun to do, but rarely find the time to create something. I'm glad you enjoyed them and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

  6. The second one down is my favorite. So bright!


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