We gave four bloggers an FTD Thanksgiving centerpiece and $50 to create the perfect table. See what they created. Here’s part 1 of 4.
Laura Putnam, the creative inspiration behind DIY decorating blog and online shop Finding Home, reflects on the special memories of setting up the dining room table with her mom for the holidays. Her grandmother always brought over a beautiful centerpiece to dress the table for the spirit of the season. Take a glimpse into Laura’s home to find decorative inspiration and subtle personal touches for a memorable Thanksgiving display.
I still remember helping my mom set our dining room table for the holidays; all of her china was stored in special bags and, as she pulled the pieces out, it was always like reuniting with old friends that you only see on special occasions.
My mother and I set the table, leaving the center open, as we both knew the doorbell would soon ring and it would be my grandmother with a beautiful centerpiece in hand.
Holidays are typically hosted in our home now. My daughters and I start preparing a few days before Thanksgiving; we gather all of the table supplies, lay the tablecloth or runner and get everything set up, but we leave the center of the table empty.
I love that flowers and the centerpiece are one less thing for me to worry about. Sometimes, I like to personalize just a bit. With FTD’s Giving Thanks Bouquet by Better Homes and Gardens, I simply tucked in some feathers I found at a craft store. And soon enough, I’ll be Grandma and it will be my turn to reach out to FTD for a beautiful centerpiece that I can order and hand-deliver to my daughters’ homes.
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