With Thanksgiving next week, I’m still obsessed with looking for fun and unique ways to dress up my dinner table. Last week, we gave you some suggestions for sprucing up your table using florals from Belle Fiori or a great arrangement from Teleflora. This week, I’ve come across some more brilliant ideas for Thanksgiving centerpieces.

Naturally, flowers are always my favorite decoration of choice, but I couldn’t help but be impressed by some of these simple and unique centerpiece selections from Food Network.

Our florists at our Milwaukee store are always reminding people that cranberries, rosemary, and other ‘edible’ additions to preassembled arrangements are floral grade and really shouldn’t be consumed. So when I found that a few of these suggestions were actually edible, I was impressed at how clever their creators were!

Sure, you may not want your guests to dig into your beautifully layered collection of nuts or nosh on your precious pears during dinner, but how fun would it be to send some home as an after dinner holiday souvenir?

Check it out…


Wine Bottle Candleholders

Save old wine bottles to make elegant candleholders for your Thanksgiving table. Fill them with grains, rice and spices to evoke a bounty of plenty for your holiday table.

Trifled Nuts

Make an elegant centerpiece out of nuts and dried fruit by tiering them like a trifle dessert. Pair with gathered fall leaves for a naturally sophisticated centerpiece that is also edible.

Cookie Jar Vase

No need for a vase when you can repurpose ceramic containers you already have. Try a cookie jar and soup bowls as vases and ramekins as candleholders. Dahlias, marigolds, zinnias, calendula and artichokes will pop against the stark white vases.

Fall Still Life

Make a sophisticated tabletop design by taking a cue from Dutch Master Still Life paintings. Fruit, squash and gourds placed on cake stands can turn food into fine art.

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