Think outside of the fruit bowl and tuck some edible goodness into flower bouquets as well. Black grapes look striking against hydrangeas and eucalyptus leaves. Pinecones and mini artichokes still look "floral," but add a different texture. Play around with combinations to see what looks interesting. Tip: The grapes were simply nestled into this flower arrangement, but larger fruit can be stuck on wooden skewers.
With succulents trending in home decor and gardening, it's the perfect time to incorporate them in your holiday tablescape. Live succulents are clipped and used to top off seasonal pumpkins and squash to make a dramatic centerpiece.
Fill pitchers with flowers. Spread fresh or preserved leaves around center of table to create a "living" runner. Magnolia, lemon and eucalyptus leaves are all great options. Mix a few different varieties for texture and color.
When arranging produce, alternate colors, textures and sizes to create a display that looks as delicious as it tastes. In this centerpiece, artichokes, grapes and plumcots are arranged around a large bosc pear. Try to find produce that is unique and seasonal, although it's OK to mix in some imported, out-of-season fruit as well!
A classic wooden dough bowl is just begging to be filled and put on display. If you struggle with centerpieces, using a stunning dough bowl will make things easy. Simply fill it with seasonal pumpkins, squash, pinecones, berries, branches, fruit and flowers.
Sometimes centerpieces can block conversations when they are too tall and invasive on a table. Sit around the table to make sure the decor feels comfortable and elegant, but won't detract from the purpose of a friends-and-family gathering.
Instead of going to the pumpkin patch, head to the grocery store and see what produce inspires you. Small acorn and pattypan squash have almost the same shape as pumpkins, making them appropriate for an arrangement like this. Keep your options open. Figs, mini apples and pears, grapes and artichokes can all be used for decoration (and eaten later!).
Fall is traditionally the time to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Put that bounty on display by using beautiful fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors and textures to create a lavish centerpiece that spills across the table.
Cranberry sauce is one of the most popular culinary elements of Thanksgiving. Put a decorative spin on cranberry tones by using them as accents for your porch's fall decor through seasonal flowers and plants.