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A Carnival of Color for Thanksgiving

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

With the changing seasons, comes the change in nature’s color palette … and look closely it is incredibly colorful. The trees are waving their leaves to the ground in a confetti of bright colors. The fruits are ripening too – colorful hips and a harvest for the local fauna to enjoy.

So this month we are thankful for nature’s bounty, which we celebrate in glorious technicolor.

Dressing Capability (Ausapply), Edith (Auspluto) and Eugenie (Ausimage) are not your immediate pairing partners but as always, the roses will work their magic, adapting to their surroundings to create a new creative style. This is why we should all try the unexpected and sometimes embrace uncertainty.

Pops of hot pink color from Capability make you sit up and take notice, whilst Edith calmly pulls the whole look together. Eugenie is the pretty lady, which adds a delicate and feminine touch but still adds weight with her flurry of blousy petals.

Thanksgiving, in short, was modelled on a 1621 harvest feast shared by the English colonists, The Pilgrims, of Plymouth and the Wampanoag people. This resulted in Americans giving thanks each November. It is when families come together and is one holiday that is celebrated by all. There is even a traditional colour palette – one of browns, oranges, creams and gold tones - we hope you won’t mind the addition of some rich pink too.

Thanksgiving decorations will always include a beautiful floral centrepiece or garland running down the centre of the festive table. Of course, candles are a must to add the finishing touches and we know that this is the time when the ‘best china’ is laid.

We always say that a wreath is not just for Christmas and so we love the tradition that a Thanksgiving wreath or front porch decoration are a must-have. Decorating the home is a way of welcoming friends and family as well as making this time extra special.

We embrace the season, wherever we are in the world, and we are thankful for nature’s colorful painting and rich harvest. Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

Styling and photography by @jannelford

Silk botanical dyed velvet ribbon by @northern_hands

All the arrangements are foam free – the wreath used a moss base and the fireplace and table arrangements were created with glass vases.


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