This time around, I went for a completely new look using vivid colors, a completely different style than my normal run-of-the-mill soft colors. All I can say is that I felt a need to just do something different and push my own boundaries with color.
But first, let me tell you, I'm one of those people who thinks of bad prison fashion and road construction anytime I hear the word orange. Up until now, neither orange or bright yellow gave me the warm fuzzies.
But I've a newfound appreciation for tangerine, lemon yellow, and coral shades of colors all mixed together.
When I walk into the room, these colorful gems are smiling their happy colors at me and it's such a warm welcome that I can't help but feel cheerful despite the grayness of Alaska's skies.
This is completely out of my realm of normal color choices but I can honestly say I LOVE them!
Sure I could've a chosen a classic white rose, pink, or even purple again like last years Thanksgiving tablescape with a romantic woodland theme but I'm glad I didn't. Using these colors allowed me to push my boundaries as a stylist and gave me a new appreciation for color in general.
I love the unique colorful displays of color against the perfectly crinkly linen tablecloth, white pumpkins, and white dishes. The grapes and pomegranates pull on the hues in the roses.
I didn't even know roses full of a variety of colors like this were available until a friend of mine told me to check out The Ultimate Roses because they were featured on the Ellen Show and Good Morning America.
Evidently The Ultimate Roses is a specialty florist, based in Florida. They grow the worlds tallest roses and are known for their unique color combinations. They even have rainbow roses and team spirit roses in every color you can imagine for happy occasions. If shipping is a concern, fear not! These beauties traveled all the way from Florida to Anchorage and arrived completely in tact. That's pretty much a miracle in and of itself. Shipping to Alaska is a sore subject for me and constant bur in my hide. Maybe I'll tell ya'll about the hoops I jump through in a future blog post.
I was torn between Candy Corn Roses and the Fall Roses that ordered. They truly are one of a kind flowers that would make a wonderful gift for someone special or just because.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing a different side of how orange and yellow can be used beautifully on your Thanksgiving table. Now I have an awful large amount of grapes to eat since I'm the only person in the house who eats them. But I have to tell you something real quick in closing..... the blueberry colored grapes are the best tasting grapes I've ever had!!!! It has been years since I tasted a real grape like the ones that grew on our property when I was a young girl. It was like a party in mouth biting into one of those purple balls of deliciousness. At least it was so until I crunched down on a few seeds. Oops.... I totally forgot that grapes have seeds naturally. Crazy. I really must send you on your way.
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