Entertaining: A Persimmon Centerpiece +
Snag the Last Ticket to my Workshop on Nov 2nd!

Kelly  |  October 30

I’m super pumped to be teaching my first ever flower and tabletop design workshop THIS weekend, Saturday Nov 2nd. The event is hosted at Flutter Magazine‘s space on Mission and will be FEATURED in the next print issue of the magazine. Grab the last ticket HERE. I’ll be demonstrating fall floral arranging and we’ll get to style a tabletop too.

A BIG thank you to all the support and promotion from 100 Layer Cake, Joel Serrato, Events by Phillipe, Bob Gail Events, Lilly & Louise, Santa Barbara Skinny, and Florabundance. And our sponsors: Flutter Magazine, Joel SerratoLe Petit Chef, Town & Country Event Rentals, Vintage Vignettes, Midori Ribbon and Something Charming

If you’re interested in recreating this persimmon centerpiece in the workshop flyer here is the DIY I posted last year:

1. Since this container is wood, line the bowl with a piece of plastic (a trash bag would work).

2. Then soak two bricks of floral foam and place on the top and side.

3. Cut a piece of floral foam in half, length wise, and wrap with aluminum. This is where your stack fresh persimmons will go (and guests can take if they want, which is why I wrapped that piece of foam in alumnium, nobody wants their fall fruit with bits of floral foam!).

4. Begin placing the persimmon branches and bittersweet to create the base shape of your arrangement.

5. Place your dusty miller to cover the foam and use floral picks to place persimmons at different heights.

6. Place your flowers at different levels, alternating dahlias, ranunuculus and brunia to create texture and interest. Rotate the container regularly so you can make sure you’re arrangement will look good all the way around.

7. Place a stack persimmons in the lower right corner to finish and you’re done!

See the original post here. All photos by the lovely Anna Costa except the DIY photos.


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  1. I would have loved to attend this! It’s such a perfect time to do this? Do you think they might be hosting one again anytime soon? I would have loved to have gone :) . How much was a ticket and hopefully you will be doing one another soon …maybe for the Christmas season. :)

    Comment by Selena Sweeney — November 6, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

  2. [...] Ok, friends. I get it. We’ve been talking about fall for a few weeks now, but now that fall is officially here as of today, I’m kind of in disbelief. Summer just went by so so quickly this year and after the bear of a winter we had last year, I’m just not quite ready to give up on the beautiful warm, sunny days that are the hallmark of our summers in the northeast. So what better way to embrace fall than with something really gorgeous and perfectly seasonal? Like this stunning fall centerpiece! Studded with persimmons, ranunculus, dahlias, and dusty miller all arranged in a shallow wooden bowl, it’s all kinds of lovely in my book. You can catch the DIY over at Santa Barbara Chic! [...]

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