This year I’m creating a Thanksgiving fruit and flower tablescape full of lively colors that are sure to stir up an appetite. Are you planning a big gathering or a small one like us? Well, either way I’m sharing how to make it special with a pretty fruit and flower centerpiece.
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Thanksgiving Fruit And Flower Tablescape
My simple holiday table starts with a vintage linen tablecloth. Obviously it’s not intended for a round table, but I love the way it casually drapes longer on two sides. It’s amazing how quickly a tablecloth can transform a rustic kitchen table for a special holiday meal.
Taking center stage in a simple galvanized pitcher is an arrangement of dahlias and zinnias. I can’t imagine a better flower combination for this time of year and the array of colors in my opinion are just dazzling. If your wondering about the interesting greenery, there’s a story behind the variety of clippings.
I was so excited about finding these gorgeous flowers at the grocery store, that I completely forgot to buy extra greenery for filler. Turns out foraging in the back yard works pretty well, and can make an average arrangement more charming.
The little branches are from the blueberry bushes on the patio, and if you look closely, you’ll also see rosemary clippings too.
A rustic bread board creates a little platform for the centerpiece. All that good texture makes a striking contrast with the fresh fruit, and I don’t have to worry about potentially damaging the tablecloth.
Did you notice how the flowers are sitting to the side of the bread board? This allows everyone to see across the table and also creates ample room for arranging the fruit. I like starting with the grapes since they take up the most space, then I add the pears, tiny apples and oranges to fill in the gaps.
A mini bouquet of purple mums with more clippings from the front garden add one more layer of bright color.
Simple Place Settings
As long as I’m decorating with food, I might as well indulge in mini bread loaves at each place setting. To make them look festive I simply tie thyme and rosemary sprigs on top with cotton string.
This type of tablescape will look great in December too. To create a winter holiday table just switch out the napkins, mix in few pinecones with the fruit, and add some evergreens.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now! For more inspiration see my post Easy Thanksgiving Tablescape Using Gourds And Plaid.
Up next on our blog hop is CoCo of The Crowned Goat sharing her five tips for an easy Thanksgiving tablescape. Be sure to click through the links below so you can enjoy all the posts at your leisure.
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