Autumn Fruit Centerpiece

Centerpieces don't always have to have flowers. A centerpiece with mainly fruits and some succulents makes for an unusual, but lovely centerpiece for a Thanksgiving or general autumn dinner table. I used a basket frog to secure the top-heavy fruit branches in this shallow fruit bowl, and it worked out perfectly. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Flowers/fruits: persimmon, citrus, ornamental pepper, date, succulent Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the basket frog at the center of the bowl insert your citrus branches with equal weight distribution on each side. If you don't distribute the weight evenly, the branches (and your frog) will topple over. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Add the persimmon branches. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I found these lovely ornamental peppers at the market. Their color compliments the rest of the arrangement beautifully, so I added some in between the citrus and persimmon. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Place the succulents on one side of the centerpiece for some lovely asymmetry. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Finally, add the dates for some additional texture and for a draping effect. Not only is this fruit-centric centerpiece beautiful, but it will last quite a long time! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood