Bouquet of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!
As part of our recurring Bouquet of the Week series, Garden Collage continues to present a weekly inspirational bouquet that incorporates intriguing new elements into the traditional practice of flower arranging. This week, Garden Collage styles an autumnal bouquet for Thanksgiving. Happy Holidays!
The cornucopia, turkeys, squash, and questionable folklore about the Pilgrims tends to dominate the visual realm of what is still the most family-oriented holiday on the American calendar. As a result, no one really talks about flowers on Thanksgiving– so we decided to style a bouquet around that theme.
Every year, my New England family drives up to my Aunt and Uncle’s home in rural Vermont; we spend Thanksgiving there in the woods, surrounded by deer and (if we’re lucky) covered in snow.
This year, I wanted to bring a beautiful bouquet that hearkened to the forest where we celebrate, but I didn’t want to bring something intimidating and austere like roses (ok, I added some roses, but not too many– I couldn’t help myself).
For this bouquet I wanted to keep it simple and close to the New England roots of the Thanksgiving holiday. I arranged the flowers in a birch vase and chose woody elements including local rosehips, dried magnolia leaves, and yellow winterberry. For color, I added salmon amaryllis and yellow euphorbia as bright accents amongst the more rustic elements. Taken together, the arrangement seems cheerful and light– ideally suited for dinner with the family.