Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – probably because it’s the official start to the holiday season. House start getting festive and there is magic in the air. One thing I love about the Thanksgiving holiday is the ability to play around with the tabletop – there are so many different branches, flowers and objects you can add to a table that are unexpected. Natalie and I came together to put together a simple, yet striking arrangement anyone could do – just snip some branches from you backyard, add in a few dried pieces and some roses from the store. Read on to see how Natalie was inspired for this stunning arrangement!
When it comes to pulling together an arrangement for Thanksgiving what should people look for?
The first point of inspiration I find is to coordinate with the other elements going on the table. Whether it is a family heirloom table cloth, your blue willow place setting, or even your beeswax candles, finding a color palate jumping point from the table is an easy way to start. My other tips are, keep your arrangement low if it is on the table you are eat at, or skip the table arrangement and do a statement piece on a side table and let the food be the main show of the table.
What did you use in this months Blooms in Season?
I feel like texture and color play a huge role in a Thanksgiving centerpiece – what are your thoughts on that?
I love something that feels very seasonal and isn’t overly floral. Using elements that are dried and non-floral remind us of the changing season.
With each arrangement you design you tend to have an element of surprise. Is this something you try to do to make them unique?
I love hearing that because that is something I take into consideration. With every arrangement I make I like to include something simply beautiful (in this case the rose) and either an unexpected element (the dried pieces) or a beautiful line found in the natural shape of the branches or leaves (the rose hips). I find people engage with an arrangement when there is a moment of wonder or surprise.
Any tips for readers that are pulling together their own centerpiece this week?
Use what you have in your garden or is easily accessible to you and then add one special feature bloom. You don’t have to buy a lot of components to make something special.
To get inspired by past Blooms in Season posts – click here.
Flowers by Natalie Bowen Designs | Images by Caitlin Flemming for Sacramento Street