Ideas for fall decorating

Thanksgiving table centerpiece with mums and candles wrapped in green beans and artichokes

    What better way to celebrate the Thanksgiving harvest feast than by creating a centerpiece using a feast of gorgeous green vegetables.

    How to:  To wrap a candle in green beans or asparagus, stretch two sturdy rubber bands around a white pillar candle, then insert vegetables under the bands. Cover the bands with a circle of satin ribbon. To make the articoke candle holder, cut the top off and a bit of the center out of the articoke. Set the candle in the hole. 

    Decorate the platter underneath with a few white mums and hypericum berry sprigs.  What could be easier.  I’ve also done this with cinnamon sticks.

    Warning: Do not burn candles down to the rubber-band level or you will ruin your Thanksgiving!


If you have a striking piece like the champagne cooler above, polish it up and make it a focal point.  I’m kind of partial to white pumpkins which aren’t always easy to find.  No problem, you spray paint an orange one any color you please.


Source:  Better Homes &

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