Paula absolutely LOVES decorating her house for the holidays. Honestly, her favorite time of the year is Halloween, but a very, very close second is Christmas and New Year’s.
We normally get an earlier start on decorating her house for the holidays, but this year has been a busy one! This week, we finally were able to get a move on sprucing up her house to be a true Southern winter wonderland.
One of the things Paula enjoys the most during the holidays is entertaining. When she asked me to create a beautiful centerpiece, I wanted to make something easy that y’all could make at home, too!
Here’s what you’ll need:
1. Flowers from your local market or florist. I used a mix of roses and inexpensive red carnations from our local super market. You really don’t have to spend a lot of money.
2. Magnolia leaves – or any other large, green leaf from your yard
4. Hurricane glass, vase, or other vessel of your choosing
5. Oasis floral ring, soaked in water
6. Cooking spray and paper towels
Here’s how to get the look:
Step 1 Collect all of your materials.
Step 2 Prepare the Oasis floral ring according the package. It should be soaked in water to preserve the life of the florals.
Step 4 Start by insert the flowers in the side of your floral ring. Make sure to stick them close enough together so that the ring doesn’t show. Continue this all the way around the ring.
Step 5 Spray your magnolia leaves lightly with cooking spray, and wipe any excess off with a paper towel. The spray gives the leaves an extra special shine that will catch the eyes of your party guests.
Enjoy, and happy holidays, y’all!
Dear, Paula Deen
Well I think you are the most amazing person, you are my role model if they took you off from the set I would of died inside your the best cook and I can't waite to see you again
Alexis Conner in Summer Salad Days on December 04, 2013 at 4:59 pm
Paula, I used to watch your show on Food Network a lot when I still had the TV and cable many year ago. You weren't even that big a star back then. I always love watching you cook on Youtube after I ditched my TV and cable and read your recipes on Food Network Magazines. I hope one day you can return to Food Network and the Food Network Magazine. I stop buying the magazine since you were gone.
Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
Ann in A Perfectly Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece on December 03, 2013 at 8:10 pm
Paula, made your Zucchini Custard Casserole for Thanksgiving and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you so much! Love you & your family. Happy holidays!
Pat Walker in Love at Last on December 02, 2013 at 8:45 pm