Inspired by a tiny pumpkin I found at the Berkley Bowl called Lil’ Pump-Ke-Mon
(doesn't the name sounds like a Japanese cartoon character?) I decided to create a tablescape using brown, cream, orange and green.
Not wanting to spend a lot of money on flowers I used white hydrangeas. Hydrangeas are great on a budget, because you get a lot of flower for a bargain price. (Each steam cost me $2.00 and I usally only use one steam per vase.)
Hydrangea Floral Arrangement
For a fresh but rustic look, I cut the hydrangea steam short and packed them it into a small vase. I accented the arrangement with twigs and moss I found at a local park. To conceal the vase, I created a liner using leftover hydrangea leaves.
Herb Center Piece
As an alternate floral arrangement, I bought a few herbs and dressed the bottoms with burlap and grosgrain ribbon. The herbs were a great rustic accent to the table. The natural aroma from the plants also complimented the food we were eating.
Each plant cost me $2.59.
Finding a runner long enough for a 14 foot table was a challenge. For a cheap solution, I bought 2 yards of burlap for $3.99 a yard and cut the fabric into 10.5" wide by 72" long stripes and layered them on top of each other. For a splash of color I found these great orange and white napkins that remind me of a David Hicks print.
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours was fantastic and mighty tasty. Good luck in your holiday preping. I know the countdown has begun for me and I'm sure it has for you too!