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October 31, 2015

Let your Thanksgiving table shine.

By Lynne Konstantin

So many fall colors, so many options for Thanksgiving centerpieces.

It’s hard to resist taking advantage of what Michigan in autumn has to offer when planning your holiday centerpieces — pumpkins, gourds, fall foliage with all the trimmings. Take a look at these pages for some stunning ideas (you can make all of them yourself, or head to your favorite florist with page in hand).

If you’re looking for something a bit unexpected, says Jeffrey Jucewicz, owner of Jeffrey Floral Architecture in Troy, there are plenty of options. “I like to create what I feel is trending — not necessarily what everyone else is doing.”

When thinking outside of the gold, rust and orange box, he says, “Try shades of white with white pumpkins, or do gold and white, or gold, white with a bit of brown. It’s very clean, but still earthy.”

Jucewicz also suggests filling vintage brown glass bottles with cattails and mixing them on the table with white pumpkins. “I saw this at a party recently, and I loved the mix of matte and glossy,” he says. “It was really refreshing.”

He also loves the versatility of using a contemporary garden dish. “You can fill it with a mound of apples, plus orchids and dark red roses in the same color family as the apples,” Jucewicz says. “But it can also be done with pomegranates, pears — it has a very harvest feel, but it’s unexpected.” NS

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