Thanksgiving Cornucopia by Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, PFCIWhen we think of Thanksgiving, we tend to picture traditional fall colors of oranges, yellows and browns. And when we think of Christmas, we see red and green.

But with a little creativity, it is possible to celebrate both seasons with the same centerpiece. Here are two examples.

This trendy Thanksgiving cornucopia features statement flowers and plants. The tillandsia xerographica can become a keepsake later in home decor. Protea and leucadendron add a unique twist on traditional fall flowers. Roses and cushion mums combine with textural foliage, perfect for celebrating the beginning of the Christmas season. 

Table runners continue to rise in popularity. Multiple pieces placed together create a fabulous look. Decorative olive pumpkins give great fall flair to this Thanksgiving table runner.

Thanksgiving Table Runner by Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, PFCI

By replacing the pumpkins with glimmering ornaments, the Thanksgiving table runner can make an easy transition into the Christmas season. Florists call this style a “trans-seasonal” design. Add some holiday greens, metallic elements, long-lasting flowers and you can enjoy the centerpiece through Christmas.

Christmas Table Runner by Sandy Schroeck, AIFD, PFCI

Talk to your local professional florist for ideas on celebrating the holidays in style.