If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, it’s time to start dressing that table – and we don’t mean with food. Among the heritage linens and heirloom china, another classic bit of decor awaits its moment in the spotlight: a floral centerpiece.
Whether you go grand and lavish or sweet and simple, your Thanksgiving table’s centerpiece reflects the mood you want to set. Flowers put at the heart of a table are meant to be looked at, remarked over and enjoyed for the rest of the meal. They have to be of a scale that conversation can easily happen over them; visually arresting but not too distracting. In short, centerpieces are major players in our experience of Thanksgiving.
Centerpieces come in all of the colors of the Fall rainbow and are often full of textural elements, owing to the season and to their starring role as a focal point. We’re loving the soft-hued look of our Autumn’s Sunrise, a piece that feels in-season, but where the colors are less harsh than the vivid reds and yellows of more traditional designs. Here a flurry of greens, lilies, roses, hypericum and calla offer that sense of abundance without any heaviness.
Remember that you can adorn your tables with one large piece or two or three smaller pieces that you place down the center. This is a nifty modern look that gives each part of the table its fair share of floral loveliness. A design like , Grateful with its blush roses and creamy hydrangea can make several appearances and never feel overwhelming.
Centerpieces are a big deal, but choosing one doesn’t have to be. We’ll work with you at Gordon Boswell to make your table as gracious as possible.