5 Thanksgiving Centrepieces With Modern-Day Twists
Although your Thanksgiving guest lists will be shorter this year, it doesn’t have to be less of a celebration. Pull out your cookbooks and bake all your family’s favourites. Crisp clean linens make a splash, as does a beautiful centrepiece. This year, break away from the traditional cornucopia of dried corn, sunflowers, and gourds with a few new ideas.
White Trumps Orange
Instead of picking up a pack of traditional yellow and orange gourds, grab a bundle of white ones. Much more uniform, these little white gourds look like mini white pumpkins and can make a beautiful refined centrepiece. Line them down the centre of your table with some tall white candles and a few pinecones for full effect.
Succulents Are Stylish
Succulents have become a plant favourite this year, so why not add it to your Thanksgiving decor? Simply carve out a small pumpkin, add some soil and plant a succulent. In fact, online florists are using pumpkins as pots for all kinds of things, like stalks of rye or fragrant lavender sprigs.
Nuts Are Seasonal
Although they’re now available year round, nuts were once only seasonal, which gives them that true fall feeling. To invoke this feeling in your Thanksgiving centrepiece fill the bottom of a hurricane with hazelnuts or a nut of your preference. Then push a pillar candle into the vase so that the nuts surround the base. Spreading magnolia leaves flat on the table underneath the vase finishes the look.
A Facelift For An Old Favourite
New meets old in this updated cornucopia. Literally translated as “horn of plenty”, the cornucopia is typically a hollow, horn-shaped wicker basket filled with seasonal fruits and vegetables. Trade out traditional items like apples, grapes, pears, and pumpkins, for pomegranates, artichokes, and green hydrangea. It’s a nice change while still holding a festive vibe.
Less Is More
For the minimalist, autumnal branches and citrus are always a fan favourite. Look for decorative branches on your next hike or while pruning back trees for winter. White birch branches are particularly visually appealing. Florists also have a selection, including specialty branches that have been painted or include red berries or acorns.
One last tip: Pears and pinecones make great place holders. Simply add a name tag on the pear stem or slotted into the pinecone.