White Thanksgiving

Published October 07, 2016

a99889_05_pumpkincenterpiec_lI’ve always wanted to create a floral arrangement for Thanksgiving using a beautiful white pumpkin.

If you are lucky enough to find one in your local grocery store then consider purchasing one this year and try something a little different for your Thanksgiving table.

The traditional orange pumpkin is wonderful for creating a table using autumn hues and colours. However, the white variety can be equally as stunning, especially with a table theme of whites and creams.

After purchasing your white pumpkin, clean it of any dirt or debris on the exterior and carve it out in the traditional manner.

At this point you can place a small candle in the pumpkin and place it in the centre of your table or you can fill it with room-temperature water and add beautiful cream and white flowers.

Chrysanthemums, lilies, roses, lisianthus and alstroemerias, all in white or cream tones, are all nice examples of flowers that would work wonderfully for this arrangement.

Greenery and dark brown chargers will provide a little contrast and depth to the table. Use miniature white gourds for each guest’s name tag either by writing the name directly on the gourd or adding a paper name tag and tying it to each stem.

To complete your table, add white dishware, cream linen napkins and silverware. Scatter miniature white gourds and small tea lights in clear votives for an added glow.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging & Redesign. bludogstagingandredesign.com