When I think of Thanksgiving, a fireplace seems to be the perfect scene. Even in Northern California, it is usually reasonably chilly at Thanksgiving, so that fire really hits the spot.
When I put together this arrangement, I wanted to use a color palette a bit outside the typical realm of Thanksgiving colors. I think that while you can still see autumn in this arrangement, it also has a more colorful element that you would not generally expect to see on a “traditional” Thanksgiving table. The lighter pinks, especially, lend a soft and happy quality to this piece.
I feel that the leaves on persimmon trees are just the perfect shade right now – a light brown with hints of pink and yellow which compliment the vessel and assist in creating a color combo around it. The peonies and the ranunculus are just a reinforcement of those autumn-dusted leaves of the persimmon tree.
I believe that it is always fun to try something new and step outside the traditional look once in a while – what about you?
Flowers: rose, peony, poppy, ranunculus, orchid, kumquat, tangerine, japanese maple, persimmon branch
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood
Photography by Nathan Underwood