This seasonal selection offers
something for every taste.
centerpiece options, ranging from contemporary style to casual chic, are
all deliverable designs ready for a Thanksgiving table.
Whether the holiday
gathering is a formal dinner, a casual buffet or a relaxed family meal,
floral centerpieces and adornments add an aura of hospitality and
welcome to any home. Offer your customers these beautiful options for
their holiday tables.
Ian Prosser, AIFD,
AAF, PFCI, NDSF, is owner of Botanica International Design Studio in
Tampa, Fla., and Botanica Boca Grande in Boca Grande, Fla. Mr. Prosser
has more than 30 years of experience in the floral industry. He is an FTD Design Instructor and Education Team Member. His work on this photo
feature was sponsored by FTD Group, Inc.
bronze-hued pears - chosen before they have ripened, for the longest
life - are the focal point in this dramatic arrangement of long-lasting
cinnamon-tinged blooms and permanent feathers. The pears are picked into
the foam first, arranged in an almost circular formation that is
slightly off-center. The foliage outline follows, then botanical
placements and finally the feathers. This design would be stunning as a
duo for a dining room or buffet.
Cymbidium orchids, Leucadendrons,
Freesias and huckleberry from FTD Flower Exchange; urn and permanent
pheasant feathers from Sullivans; Oasis® Floral Foam from Smithers-Oasis;
wood picks from W.J. Cowee; pears and clove oil from local market. To
contact these companies, see "Product Source Guide" on Page
A trio of
butternut squash creates a harmonious collection that is quick to
assemble and lovely to behold. The golden- and coral-colored florals
complement the buttery color of the squash's skin. These colorful
and casual designs also could be duplicated in multiples for
placement down the center of a table.
Gerberas, cockscomb (Celosia), Hypericum, croton leaves and steel
grass from FTD Flower Exchange; Anchor Pins and Oasis® Floral Foam
from Smithers-Oasis; butternut squash from local market. To contact
these companies, see "Product Source Guide" on Page 145.
garden of delight
harvest of floral and vegetable treats is assembled for a casual
presentation perfect for a brunch or buffet table. A simple clay pot,
lined with foil to be watertight, keeps the look gardeny. The potÕs
covering of asparagus could be duplicated with any stiff-stalked
produce, such as green onions or leeks. The pot-wrapping treatment can
be done days ahead, but the vegetables should stay chilled in the cooler
and be misted regularly.
carnations, kale and oregonia from FTD Flower Exchange; asparagus and
artichoke from local market; Acacia Square tray from Eighteen Karat
International Product Sourcing; permanent chestnuts from Sullivans;
Oasis® Floral Foam and Oasis® Waterproof Tape from Smithers-Oasis;
Cling® Floral Adhesive from Floral Specialties; clay pot from favorite
supplier. To contact these companies, see "Product Source Guide" on Page
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