With all that goes on at Thanksgiving – especially if you’re hosting it – it can be hard to stay centered and remember what the holiday is about. Amid the hustle and bustle of grocery shopping, planning, organizing and cooking, we can forget to take a minute to appreciate what’s around us. Know what helps? Flowers.
The centerpiece you put at the heart of your Thanksgiving table is often the last thing you add to it before the food and the people. It represents the beauty and bounty of the season, offering you and your guests something lovely to focus on as you eat, chat and share your blessings. Given its significance, we at Marco Island Florist think your centerpiece is something you should choose with a lot of care and attention.
Consider first whether you want a traditional or more modern arrangement, then how much space you have. Your table configuration is a key indicator as to what kind of centerpiece you’ll need. Most Thanksgiving dinners happen at a long dining table, with perhaps buffet or secondary tables off to the side. In that case, we love our Branching Out design.
The rectangular vase here reveals that there’s a lot going on below the lavish gathering of roses, lilies, hydrangea and orange pincushion protea. This stunner is modern, elegant and yet uses all of the traditional blooms and colors of Fall and is even topped with some arching curly willow. Your centerpiece should be a bit of a conversation starter, as this is, but not a conversation-prohibitor by being too big or too high. The scale of this is just right.
At Marco Island Florist, we’re happy to put together a centerpiece for the heart of your table that captures the spirit of the season.