Saturday, November 17, 2012

Veggie wraps ...

With our Thanksgiving dinner just days away, I am giving 'veggie wraps' star power at our holiday table. Vegetable centerpieces are often incorporated at the dinner table, but I'm going to wrap my veggies around flowers this year.

Image via Good Housekeeping.

I adore asparagus! This is one vegetable that is both delicious to eat and gorgeous as a floral element. It's so easy to take any water-tight container, line up the asparagus around the container, tie raffia or ribbon around the asparagus, then drop a bouquet of cut flowers in the wrapped vessel. 

Images above via Splendid Market (left) and Paris Hotel Boutique (right).

Really, any elongated vegetable will work. Corn and green beans come to mind like in the images below via Pottery Barn (left) and Wedding Party Centerpieces (right).

 

Adding candles gives the holiday table some special clout. Little votive candles can be wrapped in vegetables, too. Or, carve a hole in an artichoke or radish to slip in a small candle. Just remember to slice off a portion of the veggie's bottom to make a flat surface for sitting.


Image via Martha Moments.

Too tired to wrap veggies and tie little bows? There are so many other colorful vegetables to that will enliven a special holiday table with absolutely no work required. Decorative kale and cabbage bring in the season's best colors.

 

Artichokes and Brussels sprouts make perfect companion arrangements for small, intimate tablesettings. Images via Martha Stewart (left) and Floral Artistry (above).

Images via Life On Lyford.

Posh mini veggie arrangements are oh-so-chic! I love them all.


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