Thanksgiving is just a week away and we know some of you have already planned your table settings down to the flowers… Well, not us! You would think that with the kind of business we’re in, that we’d be color coordinating our china to our centerpieces but we’re more concerned with the menu right now than we are with the decorations. That’s why we’ll most likely order our flowers from a local boutique and not try to do the arrangements ourselves. Then again, we can just borrow one of our faux designs from the studio and call it a day!
Thistle and Berries
Dahlias and Roses
Truth be told, we love fresh flowers on our dining room table and our local Trader Joe’s does a decent job with their seasonal mixes. But, if we lived in Manhattan, we’d be shopping at Petal Design Studio in the heart of the flower market. Corrente’s combinations of blooms are so refreshing and her use of unexpected textures such as thistles and berries make these bouquets the perfect addition to a Thanksgiving table. Even her color palettes are unusual yet pretty. It’s only too bad they won’t last through Christmas…
Hellebore and Roses
Aubergine and Green
Green and White
Are you in full Thanksgiving mode yet?
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The weekend’s finally here and that means it’s pumpkin decorating time! But there’s an ongoing debate as to whether we’re going to carve them this year or do something creative with glue, paint and glitter.
If we had our way, we’d keep it simple – carve them out and use them as a vase for flowers, or use paint pens (much neater than paint brushes!) and go wild.
Thorny Vines Pumpkin
Cut Out Pumpkins
Regardless, we’ll be inspired by all the pretty pumpkins that are being pinned these days…
How about you, are you a traditional carver or do you do your own thing?
Photos via Pinterest, Country Living and Alisa Burke
Having our product featured in a national publication is always a thrill and we’re so excited to be able to add Traditional Home to the list. In a piece titled “Marketplace Pallette: Tangerine & Clove”, you will find our Mixed Fall Bouquet in Espresso Glass Cylinder front and center on page 40 of the November 2009 issue. With this gorgeous bouquet, you will never have to shop last minute for a perfect fall centerpiece!
Traditional Home - November 2009
This and many fall and winter designs are available at www.dianejameshome.com.