Secrets to a Spectacular Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Unique and beautiful ways to dress your holiday table. By Danielle Claro
Preparing a turkey for roasting is a simple task, no matter how big the bird. Learn a few basic techniques, such as how to tuck turkey wings, and you'll be ready to impress the whole family at your Thanksgiving dinner.
Horizontal Bouquet by Nicolette Owen
Low, lush, and loose, this cascade of harvest hues—featuring peach-toned amaryllis, arcing autumn branches, and a riot of ranunculus, mums, and roses—is celebratory, special, and just the right shape for dining. Explains floral designer Nicolette Owen: "Branches and stems that splay out to form a 'valley' in the center are really inviting on a table. Guests can look down into the arrangement and enjoy its depths, as opposed to having a big pyramid in front of them that blocks the view." In an oblong vessel (this one is about 12 inches wide and 6 inches deep), a bouquet is more two-sided than round—a great trick for a better fit on a rectangular table (get the how-tos).