Random containers can be the perfect vessels for flower arrangements for the Thanksgiving table. I love to use antique soup tureens because they are low and wide so they don’t block the view of your fellow diners. Today, we’ll review my never~fail, three~step method for creating a natural and complex looking bouquet any time of year.
This time of year, I needed to buy most of my flowers, but I still had plenty of greens in the garden, I harvested sprigs of sage, thyme, bay, hebe, dusty miller and rose hips.
When placing your flowers, I find that odd numbered collections of flowers always look better and more natural in an arrangement. Also, clumping a few of the same flowers together resembles what you would see in nature.
Here’s how they look on the table with the dishes of fruit and smoky gray candles. Don’t worry, I’ll get the some silverware on there before Thanksgiving.
If you’re looking for recipes, here are a few of my tried and true favorites:
Finally, I decided to try the Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie baked in a Cast Iron Pan, using rum instead of bourbon, and let me tell you, my kitchen smells divine.
Cindy Hattersley says
Positively gorgeous Emily! We used similar florals!!
Splendid Market says
Thanks Cindy! I'll bet your table was gorgeous!
Susan Mills says
Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.
It seems like years since we were in French class together in villefranche…
Susan the same to you. Yes, it seems like SO long ago. I have been working on my verbs :0 and hope to return early next year. Happy Thanksgiving!