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Make your own Thanksgiving Centerpieces

October 2 , 2012
Panoramic Properties Inc.

For many Canadians, Thanksgiving is the most important meal of the year. Aside from a delectable spread, a beautiful centerpiece is sure to catch the eye of even the hungriest guest. Running short on ideas for how to decorate your dinner table? Panoramic Properties has a few tips to make your Thanksgiving centerpieces memorable. 



Pick a palette with saturated colours and don’t be afraid to mix texture and patterns. This Thanksgiving, think beyond the traditional orange and brown. Canadian Living recommends the following colour combinations: 

  • Deep spice, aubergine and gold accents
  • Dark chocolate with blue and grey accents
  • Dark chocolate, taupe and natural 


Use what you have


Bring out those table linens and cloth napkins that you have stored away and play with interesting colour combinations. Get out any vases you have and don’t worry if they don’t match exactly. Show off a variety of heights and shapes gathered at the center of your table.


Source from Nature


To fill the vases, simply look outside. On your next walk, pick up pinecones, acorns, branches and leafs. Arrange your findings and incorporate some twinkle lights. 


Visit the St. Catharines farmers market and purchase some pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds. This is an ideal place to look for seasonal décor as well as fresh flowers. As a bonus, the market isn’t far away from Panoramic Properties’ Linwell Road and Market Square apartments in St. Catharines. 


We’ve found some interesting twists on using the pumpkin as part of your centerpiece. We’re a big fan of Canadian Home Trend’s tips on some simple DIY Thanksgiving centerpieces ideas using pumpkins.  


Leave it to the Pros 


A Kat flower arrangement is an extraordinary centerpiece for Thanksgiving. It is perfect as it can certainly add pizzazz to any ordinary table settings. Work with your florist and select a footed vase as a foundation. This allows the flowers to maintain their fluted shape. In addition, it provides the table something less proportioned. 


Buy flowers arrangements including: garden roses, tree peonies, Charlie brown mini cymbidiums, pincushions, libretto tulips, hanging amaranthus, and mums from the various flower shops in town, such as Vine Floral or St Catharines Flowers



Get the kids involved and have them make placemats or a table runner. No kids? No problem! Get crafty and decorate. Remember those handprint turkeys we all made growing up? Revisit that memory with your guests and make your own. 


For a more mature take on crafting, download a project file and head to Michaels to purchase supplies. That way, you can construct a one-of-a-kind centerpiece. 


The great thing about Thanksgiving is that the décor is secondary. What matters most is being close to friends and family. Remember there are no rules when it comes to centerpieces. Do what feels right and enjoy the holiday. 


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