|Marian Parsons for HGTV|
Good morning! I hope your week is going well. Mine is moving along, a lot going on here and a lot of stress, thank goodness my mom is here.
|Fall Corn BHG|
As I mentioned the other day, because of our work schedules it is not practical to travel for Thanksgiving so my husband and I often times say home and dine with friends or celebrate with just the two of us. We always try to make it special by having all of our favorite foods, beautiful place settings and of course a centerpiece.
|Fall Flowers Country Living|
I wish that I could say that flower arranging is something that I excel at, but more often than not my arrangements do not come out as I envision.
|Erin Valencich on HGTV|
Don't get me wrong, I can purchase a wonderful assortment of flowers and fiddle around for a little while but I either cut too much off the bottom of my flowers, or leave too much on. Then I cut again and I end up changing containers because I have cut them so short the original container doesn't work, and yes I do "eyeball" it.
|Country Living Flowers|
As it is Fall and there are a plethora of pumpkins, gourds, fruits, pine cone, acorns and leaves I try to incorporate them as well or instead of flowers.
What could be more beautiful than using the bounty of the season?
|Wrapped Candles Country Living|
Or creating something totally original with your kids or grand-kids?
|Candles and Veggies BHG Magazine|
I love the idea of wrapping the candles in beans? Very clever don't you think?
|Buffet Centerpiece Country Living|
Or what about the idea above of using a vintage stand and incorporating your desserts and utensils in the arrangement? This would be perfect for a dessert buffet. Now the only thing I need is a stand!
|Camille Styles Arrangement on HGTV|
Making cranberry topiary balls is also a great option for a new and interesting look, and also for those of us who are not the most crafty.
|Cranberry Centerpiece BHG Magazine|
|Leaves and Flowers Southern Living|
I think the possibilities are endless, especially since there are a cornucopia of ideas on Pinterest; seriously what did we ever do before Pinterest came along?
|Layla Palmer HGTV|
How do you decorate for your guests? Is there something that you do to make your holiday special? Do you let your kids make the decorations? Or do you use your favorite florist? If I lived in London I would have Paul at The Magical Christmas Wreath Company whip something up not only for my door but for my table too. Paul's talents know no bounds.
|Fall Centerpiece Country Living|
I hope that you have a fabulous day! Only two more days until the weekend!
|Fall Centerpiece Southern Living|