With the holidays coming — and the party guests soon arriving — it’s time to think about a centerpiece to set the stage for your holiday tablescape. The pros at Rose Hill Flowers have some solid suggestions — from casual to formal — all of which will “wow” your crowd. Here, their beautiful, season centerpieces are surrounded with festive holiday table décor from Hester & Cook. Together, the two teams of industry experts have created inspiring looks that will impress any guest. Take a look!
Sugar Cones Centerpiece for a Casual Tablescape
“The sugar cones are the focal point of this centerpiece,” said Rose Hill Flowers designer Mary Steverson. “The cones create a tree-like feel in the way they are positioned, and they are accented with assorted evergreen and hypericum berries.”
This arrangement can last for many days and nights of entertaining, thanks to the long-lasting materials. Custom colors, such as vivid red Gerbera daisies, coordinate with personal style and taste to create a look that fits any occasion.
This arrangement was designed with a more casual table setting in mind, and creating texture was key. “It is a non-conventional take on a traditional design,” Mary added. The arrangement was paired with two different table settings, and the completed looks are perfect for a casual holiday get together. The look is finished with hemlock cones, which are scattered around the table to make the look cohesive.
Hester & Cook created two casual looks to accompany the centerpiece. The first features a classic stripe paper runner, die cut placemats and candy cane table accents.
For the second setting, a simple swapping of placemats changed the entire look! Things were instantly more jolly thanks to Santa paper placemats on top of red ribbon striped placemats.
A Formal Centerpiece for Christmas Brunch + Dinner
Red roses and white hydrangeas, accented with green cymbidium orchid blooms, make this centerpiece ideal for a formal table setting to add sparkle and shine. Another element of the arrangement that elevates the look is the gilded and frosted evergreens. “These were really popular last year, and we anticipate them to be even more popular this year,” Mary explained.
A low height is imperative for a centerpiece. “Because it doesn’t have a lot of wispiness, it is very easy to see over, which is important when interacting with guests,” Mary reminded us. Create an extra-festive look to the piece by adding ornaments.
Mary’s tip for making a centerpiece with hydrangeas last is to keep adding water. While it sounds simple, it is good to be reminded!
Again, two looks were formed around the centerpiece. The first, with a winter collage placemat, cedar tree table accent and painted check paper table runner, is ideal for a Christmas Day gathering.
In the second look, Peaceful Doves paper placemats replaced the Winter Collage placemats. We love this look for Christmas dinner.
Buffet Table Arrangement
Your dining table isn’t the only thing that deserves a centerpiece. Serving stations and buffet tables welcome a dose of fresh flowers and foliage, too. In this case, Mary created a tall arrangement in a gold-colored urn. “It is always best to go tall,” Mary said of arrangements for buffet tables. “People are standing, so the arrangement will be at eye level. Plus, you don’t want the arrangement to get lost in the dishes. You want to fill the space with food, not flowers.”
Tropical Portia is surrounded by pine, cedar and silver- and gold-frosted magnolia leaves in this magnificent linear arragement.
A holly runner emphasized the colors in the arrangement and acted as a base for the buffet table.
These custom arrangements were created by Rose Hill Flowers. You can shop all of their floral designs online and view their selections of centerpieces here. Call (615) 833-8555 to place a custom order. Thank you to Hester & Cook for providing and styling the table settings and Caroline Sharpnack for the stunning photos.
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