Today I am sharing three Thanksgiving flower arrangements, one fresh, one faux, and one mixed! I think you are going to like the results.
This year I am planning out my Thanksgiving flower arrangements in advance. I need a lot of arrangements for the four tables I will be setting and I am not sure if I want fresh, faux, or a mixture of both. Before you know which is which, pick your favorite.
Hold that thought for a minute.
Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements
Before I sat down to write this blog post, I thought it might make sense to think about the Thanksgiving flower arrangements I had made years ago.
But then something happened.
I have no recollection at all of ever making Thanksgiving centerpieces.
Assuming I am not suffering from memory loss, I think I know what happened. Every year I am so focused on preparing the meal that the flowers always seem to end up as an afterthought.
And are likely thrown together at the last minute.
Three Options for Arrangements
Hence, that’s why this post is about three different options for Thanksgiving centerpieces. They include a beautiful fresh flower arrangement using grocery store flowers, an arrangement that is part faux and part fresh, and one that is all faux branches and faux flowers.
All three are great and would be wonderful on our Thanksgiving tables.
You have to promise that you will let me know which one you liked best in the comments. Before you knew which one was which.
Fresh Thanksgiving Flowers Bowl Arrangement
I picked up some flowers at Trader Joe’s which included seeded eucalyptus, roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, and alstroemeria.
I bought this bowl a while ago, and I always seem to use it for flower arrangements. It’s vintage ironstone and I love it for arrangements because it is low on the table so that people can see each other across the table.
Here are the steps to arrange the flowers:
- one – Line the bowl with plastic and fill it with wet floral foam. Cut and add the roses.
- two – Continue adding the roses.
- three – Add the tulips, eucalyptus, alstroemeria, and chrysanthemums.
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Faux Thanksgiving Flowers
Well, these faux flowers look pretty incredible. I grabbed all of the fall-colored faux flowers in the Carriage House and arranged them in this vase.
This silver vase is actually a $5 flea market find. It is not fancy, not old, and pretty cheap. (And of course, it’s not real silver!) But I love it. Don’t look too closely or you may notice how the top of the vase is a bit crooked.
As you can see, I added the faux hydrangeas, maple leaves, and a few paper flowers which I made a few years ago. Isn’t it amazing how great they look? This centerpiece took literally five minutes to put together and is so gorgeous, that you would never know it!
Fresh and Faux Thanksgiving Table Centerpiece
I used the same flowers for the mixed floral arrangements and I used a ceramic vintage planter that I bought at the Rose Bowl Flea Market.
Once I had the fresh flowers in the pot, I added faux hydrangeas and some gorgeous faux maple leaves. The key to mixing fresh and faux flowers is to only use faux flowers with plastic stems.
Why is that? Because the faux stem needs to be able to hold together while it sits in the water.
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So which one do you like the best? It doesn’t matter of course. All that matters is that you know you have options for your Thanksgiving flower arrangements.
Do something easy that looks great and don’t overthink it! I think I will use all three on my tables this year!
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