Category: ‘Thanksgiving’

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5 Tips for a Successful Thanksgiving

by Leanne Kesler on November 21, 2013 at 9:10 am

Thanksgiving Triad — Leanne and David Kesler, Floral Design Institute, Inc., in Portland, Ore.What are your plans for Thanksgiving? Does the question make you cringe? Are you concerned your house won’t get cleaned and that you will spend your life in the kitchen? Banish those thoughts, and follow my advice for successful holiday entertaining.

  • Invite lots of people, the more the merrier. With a house full of friends, no one will even notice if you cleaned or not. In today’s world, it’s easy to let people know you’re ready to party. You can call, text, e-mail, snail mail or send a fun digital invitation.
  • Fill your home with flowers. When there are flowers in the house, everything seems new, fresh and festive. This year, I am especially fond of della Robbia, a style characterized by fruit displayed in floral designs. Remember to place a little vase of flowers in the bathroom. This sweet touch will be a delightful surprise!

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Chic Thanksgiving Centerpieces

by Shelby Shy on November 15, 2012 at 9:13 am

Succulents — Photo Courtesy Shirley's Flowers & Gifts, Inc., Rogers, Ark. www.shirleysflowersinc.com

When you think of Thanksgiving what comes to mind? Turkey, sweet potatoes, cream corn? If you’re reading this, you know a Thanksgiving table doesn’t just include food — you have to have flowers, too. Here are four ideas for chic Thanksgiving centerpieces.

Succulents are fun and trendy. They add a completely new twist to any table. Here, we added a modern theme to our Thanksgiving feast with brightly colored plates and a long row of succulents clustered down the middle of the table.

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Elegant Thanksgiving Tabletops

by Jeanne Benedict on November 18, 2011 at 2:14 pm

There is an elegance to the Thanksgiving holiday thatThanksgiving Decorations warms our hearts, reminds us to be kinder to one another, and celebrates the beauty of fall. We often take our cues from nature when thinking about our Thanksgiving tabletops, mixing autumn botanicals with flowers in vibrant harvest hues.

This year, highlight the elegance of the holiday by talking to your local florist about creating Thanksgiving arrangements that combine seasonal classics, such as wheat stems and acorns, with white florals like roses and calla lilies to add sophistication and style to the tabletops in every room of your home.

Wheat Stems and Calla Lilies for the Foyer

Give your family and friends a festive welcome by going grand in the entryway or on a fireplace mantle by showcasing a tall centerpiece of wheat stems interspersed with long-stemmed white flowers such as calla lilies or gladiolas. Since this is a table or surface that is primarily for display, surround the vase with nuts in their shells and white pumpkins. Read More

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My Thanksgiving Centerpiece

by Tim Farrell on November 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, andThanksgiving Centerpiece Mother Nature is once again painting the Northeast corridor with beautiful autumnal shades everywhere you look. Many “homesteads” are in the northeast, and with that comes gatherings of family and friends for Thanksgiving celebrations.

For my wife and myself, we always look forward to this special holiday, and those whom gather around our table. Over the years, the numbers at our table have grown exponentially … and so too have the flowers at the center of the table. Read More