It’s that time of year when preparation for the holidays takes our attention to creative moments. We may strive to prepare food with a connection to memories where tradition is shared year after year. Some may be seeking to create a welcoming table where conversation is steered in a natural direction.
Preparing for Thanksgiving is different for everyone but I think we can all agree that the table should be inviting. Life gets busy and it can be a rare thing to sit down and enjoy a meal at the table. It’s nice we have the holidays to slow us down to remind us that time with family and friends are important.Today I’m sharing a centerpiece I made from cedar and copper wire. This was so much fun and I’d love to keep it, however it would bring me more joy to give it away to someone else. This Tuesday you can enter your chance to win this box centerpiece I call “Give Thanks” This giveaway will end Saturday morning (November 8th) at 7am and the winner will be announced on my Garden Up green Facebook page. Don’t worry I’ll have it mailed to you way before Thanksgiving arrives.
This box is decorated all the way around making it perfect for the center of your table this Thanksgiving. Even better because it’s not really theme decorated you can use it year round. I went with a gray stain and I like the way the wood grain shined through reflecting within the copper. I’m bringing the copper back because I just love working with it.
If you don’t win the “Give Thanks” box then maybe you might like to create something for your table with elements you already have. I found this photo online and I thought you all would really enjoy it. It’s a little country but I think for those of you in the city and suburbs you could find a way to splash it up with a few berry sprigs or some bright colored floral accents. Using what you already have and kicking it up a notch is always so much fun.
Keep in mind when creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece for the dinner table you want something that is inviting, not overwhelming. I’m all about keeping things as natural as possible and that’s why I used basil, mini pansies, pine cones and needles in the “Give Thanks” box. It’s smells wonderful and yet it leaves plenty of room on the table. Hope you enjoy – visit me at Garden Up green because next week I’ll be sharing the DIY instructions so you can build your own box if you want. Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Carole West is the founder and writer of GardenUp Green. She’s been gardening since she was a small child, learning from her Italian grandmother. Carole shares her all natural gardening techniques and projects on GardenUp Green so that readers can learn, discover, and be inspired. Carole has been putting together patio gardens and backyard escapes and has even ventured into small scale farming. Her greatest reward comes from her family. Their love and understanding has helped her build an amazing and creative life! Check out GardenUp Green on Facebook, Hometalk, and Pinterest.