Adding floral arrangements, whether dried or fresh, is a great way to add liveliness and color to your Thanksgiving table. You can easily find vintage glass vases, pitchers and decanters at thrift stores. For Thanksgiving, we like to see a mix of fresh florals in creams, oranges and pinks, mixed with dried herbs in neutral tones. One of the benefits of using mostly dried elements in your flower arrangements is that you can get the bunches up and running long before the big day. But even if you use fresh flowers, prepare the arrangement at least a day in advance. Ina Garten swears by this advice, by Showbiz Cheat Sheetas this gives the flowers time to fully open.
Before creating giant bouquets, keep one thing in mind: you want your guests to be able to see each other across the table. For this reason, if using tall vases, only use sparse arrangements, including a few flowers and herbs. Otherwise, stick to vases low on the table so you don’t interfere with guests’ vision or their ability to put the bowl of potatoes back on top of the table.
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