Floral Friday: Mini Blooming Tureens and Giving Thanks Table

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Happy Friday! Are you in need of some flower therapy? If so, you’re in luck, as my Floral Friday friends and I are gathering together to send some floral inspiration your way. You’ll find my blogging friends’ links to their floral creations at the bottom of this post.

 It’s been a very wet, cold and dreary week here in North Carolina, so I’m happy to have my some flower therapy from my blogging friends this morning! Our common theme this week was individual or mini arrangements in a tablesetting.

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With Thanksgiving next week, I pulled out my mini turkey tureens to create blooming turkeys as mini arrangements for the table.

I used a favorite method, chicken wire, which makes for quick and easy flower arranging to support the stems, and best of all, is reusable. You can find chicken wire at the garden center or craft store (in smaller rolls) and it’s easily cut to the size you need with pliers. You’ll want to cut your chicken wire slightly larger than your opening of your container, with enough wire to bend inside your container so it stays in place.

Save and use the floral preservative packets that come with the flowers you purchase at the grocery store. If you don’t have any floral preservative, you can make your own with this easy formula to help prolong the life of your flower arrangement.

  I cut a hydrangea bloom apart to use the smaller pieces and add pop of blue to the turkey tureens. Cutting apart your flowers is a great way to get more flower bang for your buck from a single stem, especially if you’re creating smaller arrangements.

 In addition to hydrangea, I added a mum, along with some foliage from the shrubs, a sprig of bittersweet vine, a maple leaf, and the last of the roses from my Hydrangea, Rose and Pumpkin Harvest.

Fresco Turkey salad plates, found at Pottery Barn several years ago, are served up on an assortment of colorful embossed leaf plates.

And an embroidered leaf runner is layered over farmhouse plaid tablecloth for a colorful foundation to the table.

A proud Tom Turkey provides a centerpiece for the table. . .

And foil wrapped chocolate turkeys were strutting their stuff at World Market, and added to each placesetting as a sweet treat.

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Table Details:

Fresco Turkey salad plates / Pottery Barn, several years ago

Olfaire Leaf Plates / HomeGoods, several years ago

Mini Turkey Tureens / World Market, several years ago

Tom Turkey / Kaldun & Bogle Hunt Harvest Cookie Jar, HomeGoods, several years ago

Napkins / Pier 1 & Pottery Barn, several years ago

Copper Leaf Napkin Rings / Pier 1, several years ago

Copper Chargers / Hobby Lobby, several years ago

Runner & Plaid tablecloth / HomeGoods

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold

 Goblets / Mikasa French Countryside

Visit my talented blogging friends to see their floral inspiration this week:

Pam at Everyday Living

Shirley at Housepitality Designs

Lidy at FrenchGardenHouse

Floral Friday will migrate to a new day of the week, Monday, to become Monday Morning Blooms. You’ll find the same floral inspiration on the first and third Mondays of the month, beginning in December. To launch Monday Morning Blooms and kick off the holidays, we’ll be celebrating with a giveaway on December 3rd that you won’t want to miss!

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Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving with all the turkey you can gobble!

Sharing with:

 Between Naps on the Porch,
StoneGableConfessions of a Plate Addict, Worthing Court, Cedar Hill Farmhouse,
Savvy Southern Style

  28 comments for “Floral Friday: Mini Blooming Tureens and Giving Thanks Table

  1. Gale
    November 16, 2018 at 6:24 am

    Happy Thanksgiving, Mary!
    We are so blessed to have you in our lives!
    Gale

  2. November 16, 2018 at 6:34 am

    Mary, your table is so wonderfully filled with the beauty of the blessings of harvest and Thanksgiving. The mini turkey tureens are the perfect floral additions to the table and guests are surely to feel so welcome and special as you have created this beautiful table for them. The selection of the perfect items to create your place settings are impeccable…loving that you gave each place setting its own personality!….As always, so great to participate in Floral Fridays with you and soon to be Monday Morning Blooms!….Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family..Now, will the girls be wearing their special Turkey day outfits?! Have a great weekend!

  3. Rita C.
    November 16, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Wow, two tables in one week and those low-set floral arrangements are so pretty. You make every table and floral arrangement so special. Have a great weekend.

  4. Robyn
    November 16, 2018 at 7:02 am

    Your flower arrangements and tables always make me happy and provide lots and lots of inspiration! Your blog posts are always beautiful!!!! Thank you Mary!🍁🍂🌻

  5. Deb
    November 16, 2018 at 7:10 am

    Mary, Your tables and your flower arrangements are a feast for the eyes. I love the bright colors and assorted leaf plates mixed on your table with those pretty salad plates. Thank you for the chicken wire tip. I need to go to Michaels and pick some up to have on hand. I so look forward to seeing what you girls are up on Floral Fridays. Looking forward to Monday Morning Blooms!

  6. Peggy Thal
    November 16, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Such a wonderful Turkey table. Just beautiful and festive. Happy Thanksgiving.🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃🦃❤️

  7. Gail
    November 16, 2018 at 7:42 am

    Thank you for sharing step by step in creating so much beauty. Thank you for keeping your blog w autumnal theme. Too many have been featuring Christmas for weeks.

  8. November 16, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Mary, All the color on your table is such a welcome sight after a week of rainy weather. I love the pop of colors the leaf plates provide and how they all magically go with your turkey salad plates. Your blooming turkey tureens are beautiful and Mr. Tom makes a gorgeous centerpiece. I’m going to be on the look out for one for my sideboard next year. Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Kari
    November 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

    What a pretty table Mary…you always inspire the reader which is what these tablescapes are all about, aren’t they? There is something for every one, whether just browsing or looking for new ideas or recipes for their own personal tables. That is why we do what we do, each and every week!! The variety of turkeys on your table are a prelude to the big turkey day next week…when the real deal will be ready to carve, eat and enjoy with family and friends. Happy Thanksgiving Mary.

  10. November 16, 2018 at 8:57 am

    Dear Mary, there is so much inspiration to glean from you gorgeous table. The mini turkey tureens are the perfect vessel to hold your gorgeous floral arrangements and your tutorials are always so easy to follow. The very proud Tom turkey strutting his stuff is the ideal centerpiece. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and I love sharing Floral Fridays with you!

  11. November 16, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Wow, Mary, you knocked it out of the ballpark again! I love your entire table. Those little turkey tureens are darling and your selection of flowers looked fabulous.
    I chuckled hearing about the foil-wrapped turkey candy. I am sure they love you at World Market! You find the cutest things there.
    I also chuckled at” the end” pic.

  12. Molly Thomas
    November 16, 2018 at 9:47 am

    Mary, you are such an inspiration and creative genius. I can not tell you how many of your lovely tablescape ideas have inspired me to recreate on my own table. Also, many of the books you have mentioned have also been purchased and now sit on my own bookshelves. My favorites among the books you suggested are the Jana Kolpen series, The Secrets of Pistoulet. When I can find these books, usually on Amazon, I like to send to special friends. Pfaltzgraff dinnerware has a pattern called The Circle of Love. I purchased eight of the small plates showing several of the characters from the book series.
    Wishing you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving,
    M Thomas

  13. Virginia
    November 16, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Amazing Mary!!! Love your mini turkey tureens full of flowers. Your creativity just shines in today’s post. Makes me wish I was serving Thanksgiving this year so I could steal some of your ideas. Thrilled with the serving pieces which arrived yesterday. I have put them in a beautiful bag with other goodies for our young friends and plan to delivery it tomorrow. Thank you so very much for giving your readers the opportunity to win your terrific giveaways. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. 🦃🍁

  14. Shirley Graham
    November 16, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Love your flower arrangements & dishes. Have a lovely holiday with your family and friends. I will have family together except for youngest & of course will think of ones that are gone and missed.

  15. Debbie
    November 16, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Stunning!!! Your table is beautiful and the flowers make it shine.

  16. November 16, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Mary, what a wonderful table, filled with everything lovely to celebrate our “we are thankful” holiday! The mini turkey tureens are the perfect floral additions to your table, I am sure that everyone gathered there will feel cherished and loved. It is always so great to participate in Floral Fridays with you! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. xo Lidy

  17. November 16, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Mary, I love the idea of individual flower arrangements at each place setting. The mini turkey tureens are a perfect container. Our plans for this year are low key and simple, and as of today may be canceled. My chef has been feeling under the weather. It will likely just be the two of us, so I think a little floral arrangement is in order. Love the idea of using the chicken wired within. Perfect solution!
    Gobble, Gobble to you, sweet friend!

  18. Cyndi Raines
    November 16, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Love the mini’s at each place setting. Beautiful as always! “The end” cracked me up and I laughed out loud! Too cute. Thanks Mary! 🦃

  19. Joan
    November 16, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    What a lovely post. Beautiful flowers.
    Joan

  20. Marilyn
    November 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Mary you have a beautiful collection of Turkey dishes and figurines.
    Marilyn

  21. Marion
    November 16, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    Lovely flowers and turkeys display.
    Marion

  22. November 16, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    I love Floral Friday and look forward to Monday morning blooms. Refreshingly beautiful always!

  23. November 17, 2018 at 1:19 am

    Gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving Mary!

  24. November 17, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Your blooming turkey tureens are so sweet Mary, and I love how you incorporated pops of blue throughout your table. I didn’t know you could divide a hydrangea bloom, how clever is that, not to mention practical as some of the grocery store blooms are so huge! I’ve got to remember to get some chicken wire, I usually just keep stuffing stems in until the arrangement stays in place :) I love the fall leaves in the arrangement and the different colored dinner plates under the cute turkeys, AND the bonus chocolate turkey treat!! We had a gloomy wet week too, but now enjoying a perfect fall weekend!
    Jenna

  25. November 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful table ..just what I needed to rest my eyes on as I head in to cooking our community wide free thanksgiving dinner at our restaurant .When your blessed you bless and your designs are definitely a blessing!

  26. November 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

    Hi Mary…we had a dreary week here too but….busy getting ready for Thanksgiving kept my mind off the lack of sun..all the colors on your table are a cure for sunless days…that beautiful Turkey tureen has his eye on everyone..that close up of him revealed that eye to me!! I just love that Turkey!! Thanks for sharing!! 👍🏻❤️🦃

  27. November 19, 2018 at 6:39 pm

    As usual, a beautiful tablescape with lovely arrangements. I was interested to see the chocolate turkey at each place setting. I have been using chocolate turkeys, bunnies, and reindeer on my kids’ table for years. It’s always a big hit!

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