Thanksgiving Centerpiece 2015

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

If you've been following along for a while,  you know that each year I am in charge of my family's  Thanksgiving centerpiece. I get so excited for my creation that I honestly start planning weeks in advance. Typically I have a vision or color scheme in mind and then I just build from there. 

Last year I included bold color (see below), so I knew I wanted muted neutrals this year with lots of texture. The whole look began around these incredible white pumpkins that I picked up on one of our lake trips in Upstate NY. 

Since we celebrate out at our farm house, I wanted to play with a mildly rustic vibe this year. I found the garden boxes for $7.99 a piece at Home Goods (can't beat that price!). I will 100% use these over and over - they are the perfect blue/grey shade.

I decided to go with dried hydrangeas for my floral element. These are incredible flowers all year round. They're obviously gorgeous in their full-bloom blues and pinks, but dried Fall hydrangeas are pretty spectacular too. The key is to cut them over a few weeks time. The colors will continue to change as the season fades. What you see below is about three different cut batches (from the same bush) which gave me soft greens, faint purples, and warm tan shades.

For filler I included cut eucalyptus pods which smelled amazing and added some grey/blue tones throughout. The scabiosa pods were dried and saved from my bridesmaid bouquets which added a personal/happy touch.

Lastly, I never leave out the pheasant feathers. Officially obsessed with pheasant feathers.


 Ta Da! Finished product 2015 edition

Closer Look - Such great colors in those dried hydrangeas!

With some of the table settings

Look at those colors!! 

Sprigs of eucalyptus pods scattered throughout 

One last look - with my pretty little pheasant feathers


Here's a little peak at last years arrangement including rich reds and greens!


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