Thanksgiving 101: Bringing Fall Indoors for the Holiday with a Forged Centerpiece

The designing duo of Colonial House of Flowers and Whitewood Events are showing us how to bring a little bit of Autumn indoors with a simple and easy centerpiece.  To quote Whitney and Christy, “look no further than the curb, or your own backyard for colorful leaves, natural greenery, and seasonal flowers for a foraged centerpiece.”


Here are the steps for creating this dynamic centerpiece!

Step 1: Select a vessel – we went with the Irving Glass Vase. The hand forged iron legs give height to the arrangement, while the found greenery gives it bulk. The height, unique shape and bulk give the piece presence, which creates humble warmth.

Step 2: Start the arrangement with greenery – in this case, the ladies used magnolia and seasonal leaves.  If you are lacking access to fresh cut greenery, use faux greenery like our Live Preserved Oak Leaves.

Step 3: Add florals –  bring color and symmetry to the centerpiece by sticking to two colors.  Christy pulled her floral inspiration from the colors of the beautiful umbers and rusts of the florals.  A similar feel could be accomplished using our Autumnal Mum Bundle.

And there you have it – big, bold and full of all the color of Autumn!  Be sure to check out our other super chic and super Thanksgiving centerpiece as well. Try this DIY for yourself and post a picture on Instagram!  Be sure to use the hashtag #MyPotteryBarn so we can share your success.

Still not convinced?  Take advantage of our Holiday Concierge services from our Design Crew.  They can help you set the table, create a centerpiece or even help plan your holiday party!  Contact your local store to set up an appointment.


Florist: Christy Hulsey, Colonial House of Flowers
Styling: Whitewood Events
Photography: Kim Branagan Photography






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