Over the weekend we had our belated Thanksgiving celebration, and like with all our family gatherings we like to create a special floral arrangement or two to decorate the food table. While we tend to go to our local flower market, we opted to go with what florals we could find at our local grocery store.
This can be a feat it itself, because the moment Thanksgiving day is over, everything goes red, white and green. Even our neighborhood was decked out in Christmas décor before Thanksgiving arrived. Trees were surrounded with rows and rows of twinkle lights, Christmas trees could be seen twinkling as you drive through the neighborhood, but at our house we were still holding onto our final weeks of autumn.
Since we were going to have a bit of a rustic feel to our late autumn celebration, we decided to reflect this in the flowers we chose.
- 3 bunches sunflowers
- 2 bunches of mixed ‘wild’ florals
- 2 bunches of rust daisies
- 1 dozen ‘orange’ roses
We picked out our florals we would need a week in advance, and the florist at our local grocery store kept them in the cooler until the rest of our florals arrived later in the week. Once we had our flowers secured in the trunk of my SUV we hurried home and unwrapped each bunch and let them hydrate in the sink for a little while before we started arranging them.
Since most of our flowers had a ‘muted’ color tone to them, sunflowers and orange roses really added a pop of light to the overall look of the arrangement.
While our arrangements ended up a little different than we’d planned (we’d originally planned to forgo the whole ‘flowers in a vase’ idea and instead tie them together) I think they turned out really well.
Stay tuned for the post about our ‘Rustic Fall Celebration’ coming to the blog later this week. It will be delicious!