Bright Thanksgiving Centerpiece

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 Bright Thanksgiving Centerpiece / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Bright Thanksgiving Centerpiece / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Bright Thanksgiving Centerpiece / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Bright Thanksgiving Centerpiece / Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by Nathan Underwood

Garden Rose Wreath

My garden has been in full bloom with roses and I thought that for upcoming Mother's Day (in the U.S.) it would be so lovely to make an English rose garden inspired wreath. It looks beautiful and it smells amazing (and I figured out a way to prolong its life by a couple of days too). Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Flowers/materials: roses, floral water tubes, floral shears, three (3) already made grapevine wreaths Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

I tied the wreaths together to allow some room to insert the flower filled water tubes. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Fill the tubes with water and begin putting the roses inside them. Try and choose different kinds (and colors) of roses for a more natural and organic look. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Insert the tubes into the grapevine wreath. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Continue on adding roses until you have reached the desired fill and look. Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

When finished, you will have a beautiful fresh rose wreath for mom that will last several days (and you can refill the tubes)! Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: N.R. Underwood / nruphoto.com

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N.R. Underwood