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4 ways to create a centrepiece with seasonal vegetables

Autumn is prime harvest time for many vegetables and leafy greens. Create charming centrepieces with this season's crops.
4 ways to create a centrepiece with seasonal vegetables

Photo, Roberto Caruso. Prop stylists, Julia Black & Andrea Mills.

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Think beyond the typical vase

Open up your kitchen closets and get creative with your arrangements. Everything from cereal bowls to vintage flour sifters will work. Mixing leafy vegetables or herbs with gorgeous flowers is another great way to shake up the traditional flower arrangement. 

flour sifter kitchen flower veggie vegetables arrangementPhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop stylists, Julia Black & Andrea Mills.

Display multiple arrangements around the house

Swiss chard, leafy kale, artichokes, hot peppers and even tomatoes make a stunning centrepiece when placed in a rustic wooden bowl. Start by lining the edges of your bowl with leafy greens and fill in as you go, leaving your prime produce for the top. A few overhanging leaves soften the edges and keep the arrangement farmers’ market casual. Or try lining a cake platter with leaves of dusty miller and topping it with seasonal gourds.

flower veggies vegetable centrepiece arrangementPhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop stylists, Julia Black & Andrea Mills.
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Use a ladder as a flower stand

Running out of room on your holiday table? Pull that wooden ladder out of your garage and lean it against the wall. It’s the perfect spot to place small groupings of vases and containers. Keep the colours of the vases, flowers and vegetables in similar hues to create a feeling of coherency. 

ladder flower veggie vegetables centrepiece arrangementPhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop stylists, Julia Black & Andrea Mills.

Vases full of vegetables

Transform the bounty of the season into beautiful, imaginative centrepieces. Many late-autumn vegetables and leafy greens make unique specimens with which to fill your urns and vessels. We tried everything from bunches of curly parsley piled en masse to hardy flowering baby kale “roses” in hues of pink, cream and green. To make your centrepieces last longer, replace the water every other day.

flower veggies greens vegetable centrepiece arrangementPhoto, Roberto Caruso. Prop stylists, Julia Black & Andrea Mills.

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