The dining room table is an integral part of Thanksgiving. It’s the place we gather around with our dearest friends and family members, coming together to eat delicious food, make each other laugh, share the joys of love, and be thankful for all that we’ve been blessed with. And what better a way to complement all of the happiness that exists around that table than with a gorgeous centerpiece? Over the weekend I attended a centerpiece workshop at Terrain. It was really casual – more of a “let’s get together and create centerpieces alongside one another” type of thing than a step-by-step “here’s how you make a centerpiece” – and that’s just what I loved about it. I’m so pleased with how mine came out. Here’s how I made it!
I first chose my vessel and plants. For the vessel, I chose a circular tin-looking container. I loved the size, shape, and all the different subtle colors. For plants, I went with English ivy, exotic star amaryllis, Norfolk pine, and asparagus fern. I’m not sure what those little white flowers are in the photo below – I actually decided to omit them once I started arranging all the greens in the vessel.
I filled my vessel with an inch or two of drainage material – this particular material is new to Terrain and feels very light, almost like a pumice stone. I then added a bunch of soil – you can add as much or little as you like, depending on how high you want the surface of your centerpiece.
The first plant I added was an exotic star amaryllis bulb, 1/3 of which was placed beneath the soil. It hasn’t bloomed into its orchid-like flower yet, but I really love the look of the bulb as-is!
I then added the other greens, playing around with the positioning until everything felt right as a whole.
I placed a birch candle holder about ½ inch into the soil and then added sheet moss on top of everything, covering any visible soil. I have such a crush on moss these days. It just looks so earthy and beautiful.
During the workshop, I overheard someone say “The hardest part is knowing when to stop.” I find this to be true with almost every decorating project! I finished my centerpiece off with some twigs and pine cones, and then took a step back. As much as I would have loved to keep adding, it felt done, so I knew I had to leave it be!
What plants would you include in a Thanksgiving centerpiece like this?
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