A Thankful Heart



ea8ac024b1e9a718976875898a1bf565What about a lovely bowl filled with cranberries and tea candles?

41b6170887bb49fa0029d5ddcb545c2cA container like this has so many possibilities. A pumpkin placed on top is perfect for your table. Be sure to tuck in greens, berries, and leaves to soften the edges.

6e6f411c53749132ffe4da5663dd385fThink about things you have that can be used for containers. A cake stand with a candle is simple, but effective. A tray of some kind is perfect for smaller tables. Children will enjoy the candy corn that makes this simple design fun.

Use your imagination, forget expensive arrangements, use candles, and clip some greenery. You’re all set.

While you are gathering your things and creating a design, use the time to think of the things you are thankful for.

Practice having a grateful heart.

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com
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4 Responses to A Thankful Heart

  1. Stepheny, you are amazingly creative and have an artist’s eye. I will try some of these!

  2. I am thankful for your new friendship. Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. pbmgarden says:

    Nice creative ideas Stepheny. That white pumpkin is wonderful. I’ve used cranberries and tea candles for several years, varying the container and guests always enjoy them. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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