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As florists we know first hand the importance of adding fresh blooms to your Thanksgiving table, we also know how busy the Holiday season can be so we like to to do as much as we possibly can ahead of time in preparation for the big day. Decorative autumn accents can be set out in advance we have selected a monochromatic palette from the gift shop at Cedar Grove Gardens and put together a few fresh ideas to get you inspired and thinking early. Be sure to add your fresh blooms a day before the holiday. To get started choose your favorite autumn colors…
Sleek hurricanes filled with battery operated mystique LED candles. (These can be purchased from Cedar Grove Gardens) Below is the same table scape with the candles lit. The moving flames make them look undeniably realistic as they sit on top of a bed of chestnuts I gathered from outside or you can pick them up at most grocery stores or fruit centers this time of year.
Here is a close up of the brilliant fall mini frosted glass by roost, fill it with delicious apple cider for a fall treat that screams Thanksgiving. I love the stems etched into the glass, another great way to incorporate the outdoor elements on the table. The extra large wicker serving utensils complete the look. The natural decorative acorns strewn about the table are from October Hill. Pictured on my Thanksgiving setting in white, if your tablescape is more autumnal we also carry them in a rustic terra cotta color. They are constructed of wood, pine cones and seed pods, a true natures bounty.
In case modern straight lines is not your thing, i’ve added a cloth runner down the center of the table and added square wicker chargers to warm things up a bit I also changed my candles to these lovely Thanksgiving themed pear shaped candles from Vance Kitira, we carry them in a variety of fall colors and fragrances.
You can also use them to direct guests to their seats with these pear shaped place card holders…a great option for a place card would be to switch these Vance Kitira tags with paper name tags, punch a hole and tie in place with ribbon or twine.
A simple, festive and inexpensive way to embellish colored napkins, a sprig of wheat or fall leaves for a simple pleasure, you can always add a gourd or acorn so your guest have a little trinket to take home .
Please keep us in mind whether you are dressing the table for the holidays, if you need a welcome wreath for your front door or a unique gift for someone special. We are a full service florist with so much more than flowers to offer. Stop by or call the shop today. We are always happy to serve you!
written by Janet Harrold
It’s crazy to believe that we are midway through October already! The weather around here has been better than we could have ever imagined, it’s no wonder that fall is my favorite season. Cold cozy nights and warm blankets, crunchy leaves, crispy air and spiced latte’s. I enjoy being able to throw on a scarf a sweater and a great pair of boots!
this photo credit autumn cozy
October is a fun time to work at Cedar Grove Gardens, there are so many exciting things happening this month. The Harvest Festival (Sunday October 26th) brings so much joy to the little ones in our neighborhood as they have a chance to boast their favorite costumes (I wonder how many Disney Princesses or Olaf costumes we will see this year). Pinata’s filled with candy and coins are always a delight, but the big attraction is the horse drawn wagon ride through the brilliant fall foliage and fallen leaves over at Cedar Grove Cemetery.
And for the adults…
An “Evening of Inspiration” is our most sought after and most creative event of the year. This year it will take place on October 27th, 28th and 29th
An evening that is full of demonstrations and entertainment by our talented staff. An evening that you will be talking about long after the night is over. An evening that is sure to knock your socks off! Each year is different, you never know what to expect but the one thing you can always count on is that you will be WOWED. Come by yourself or come with a friend, most prefer to come as a group, either way it is guaranteed to be a night filled with laughter and inspiration.
But that’s not all that October has to offer, we have a large selection of pumpkins and wild selection of funky long neck gourds.