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Simple Tips for Holiday Flowers

By Amanda Rainey, November 18, 2011  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Amanda Rainey
The holidays are coming, and with them, the many opportunities to share your time with family and friends. One of the things I like to do this is get together and make holiday flower arrangements for our homes. It’s not about perfection, rather it’s a chance to take a moment and slow down and simply savor the beauty of the season. So, whether you’re pulling together a whimsical bouquet for the kitchen island or wowing with traditional elegance at the dining room table, here are a few quick and no-stress tabletop décor tips to try this season. Want to keep things food-centered and fun? A group of simple vases of different sizes, filled with alternating rows of fresh cranberries and limes are not only easy, but the kids can help too! Place them along a buffet, and add a few candles to help pull it all together. Or, take that pumpkin you didn’t get around to carving at Halloween, cut off the top and place your floral centerpiece inside. Make sure your flowers are in a water-tight vessel — otherwise you might end up with an unexpected mess! Break away from the traditional holiday hues and get colorful! Casual chic is easily obtained with some vibrantly hued Whole Trade® roses, stems cut short and placed in a ceramic baking dish or glass Mason jar.A low profile centerpiece like this helps keep your table merry without taking up valuable real estate needed for that bowl of sweet potatoes! Ornamental branches, such as pumpkin trees, are great as added bits of texture and charm with pre-made arrangements and centerpieces. Or, place bunches of red ilex berries in a large vase for a simple yet dramatic display. Try some Whole Trade orange asiatic lilies paired with sprigs of rosemary to add a wonderfully subtle hint of fragrance that won’t clash with the other holiday aromas wafting through the kitchen. A vase can be a jar, a centerpiece can be a group of varietal squash and leaves, and a rose can still be, well, a rose! Whatever you prefer, there are lots of ways to make your table look great without much fuss and leave you with plenty of time to swap stories over that last slice of pumpkin pie.
Category: Floral, Holidays 2011