25 November 2009

Berry Simple Flower Arrangement

It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and many of us will be preparing a lovely meal and opening our homes to family & friends. I think it's always a nice gesture to have some flowers to dress up the dining table. Depending on where you are, flowers can be quite expensive. So I like to add a little bit of fruit to the mix.

Like these cranberries! Traditionally they are made into juice or dried cranberries for year-round consumption, but they are popular come Thanksgiving as a side to roast turkey. It's cooked down to make cranberry sauce. You can get cranberries at a good price at this time of year so I'll buy an extra bag...

...then put some in a jar or clear vase.

Then I'll add some flowers.
Tada!
a bright & bold arrangement for a dining or coffee table.

You may also place some cranberries in a bottle (this used to hold maple syrup), add a single rose and put this arrangement in the guest room or bath. It will instantly make any room ready for a party!

Thanks for visiting me today!

17 comments:

  1. Way cute! I love using the fresh cranberries as the decor :) I also pile them around the turkey along with orange slices and herb bouquets!

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  2. Thanks for dropping by Katie! Don't you just love the versatility of cranberries? :)

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  3. Yet another fantastic centerpiece idea. Seriously, where do they come from? And can I borrow your brain? I love how perfectly holiday it is. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  4. You are too sweet Brandi! Have a great Thanksgiving! :)

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  5. Pretty!! Much better than plain water in a vase! Another cute idea would be to put some on a skewer and stick them in the arrangements to bulk them up. Kind of like edible arrangements does w/ the grapes?

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  6. stunning! I love this idea even for any other time of the year! Happy Thanksgiving Claire luv! xo

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  7. Thanks a lot Christina! Cranberries on a skewer is a brilliant idea!

    Hi Nuit! I'm always thankful for your encouraging words!

    Thanks a bunch Deslynn!

    Many thanks Aunt Spicy!

    Happy Thanksgiving ya' all :)

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  8. Love it with the red roses, how dramatic! I will definitely keep this in mind for Xmas!

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  9. So happy you like this centerpiece Pretty Pink Rat! Thanks for your visit :)

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  10. I did this years ago with cranberries in a mason jar, fill bottom half with cranberries and some water. Add a votive holder on top that has a lip to keep it at the top of the mason mouth and add a tea light. It was beautiful for a lower table centerpiece.

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  11. Thanks so much for your comment Melissa! Your centerpiece is a great idea...I will have to try it (I have all the materials)!

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  12. WOW!! And if the flower is eco/homegrown and no toxics used on it, the berries can be still edible?! :) Especially if you use any edible flowers! :)

    Beautiful!

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  13. Thanks Layla! Hooray for edible centerpieces :)

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