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.
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.
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!