With so much to be thankful for this season, we at Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts are offering you another: flowers.
Floral centerpieces haven’t been around as long as the cornucopia, but they have been with us for centuries. The idea of trimming your table – especially its heart – with a gathering of bountiful blooms makes total sense; flowers offer texture, fragrance and color. They bring life to a space, and they are lovely to look at. On Thanksgiving, we take great care to create a meal that does all of those things, and to gather friends and family to partake in it.
Thanksgiving is the official kickoff of the holiday season. It is a time filled with traditions, customs, and special memories. And this year, over family dinners and across decorated tables, many more stories and Thanksgiving customs are sure to unfold. Whether you are hosting your family and friends at your house, or headed to a loved one’s home, the Thanksgiving arrangements, decor, and gifts at Billy Heroman’s Flowers will create a beautiful atmosphere and ambiance for the holiday.
The Thanksgiving meal is the most celebrated of our traditions – gathering together with family and friends, eating our favorite foods, and creating special memories all take place around the holiday table. As the Best Florist in Baton Rouge, Billy Heroman’s Flowers & Gifts has been a part of local family customs for decades. This year, our professional designers have once again hand-crafted gorgeous new centerpiece designs that will add warmth, beauty, and ambiance to your decor. We design centerpieces in many styles and sizes – and we know these flowers will become a tradition that your family will absolutely love.
The Thanksgiving table, for some, is a work of art. The good china comes out of the cabinet, the wine glasses are carefully placed alongside engraved place settings; and among the bowls of classic holiday fare is a show-stopping centerpiece. For many, Thanksgiving dinner simply would not be the same without the traditional cornucopia, overflowing with seasonal abundance.
Cornucopia is derived from the Latin words translated as “horn of plenty”. The wicker basket resembles a goat’s horn in shape; a fact which speaks to the cornucopia’s rich history, dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. Tales of cornucopias are found in Greek mythology, and statues of Roman gods and goddesses carry the basket in their arms. The horn of plenty has been a symbol of prosperity and abundance for thousands of years – in Europe, it was used in Celtic harvest festivals celebrating the bounty of the season.
When the Pilgrims and Indians had their historic meal in 1621, it was likely the cornucopia was on the table. The settlers would have filled the horn with local fruits and vegetables, gourds, nuts and flowers.
In this tradition, Billy Heroman’s offers the Rustic Cornucopia to adorn your holiday table. Yellow and orange blooms such as roses, lilies, sunflowers and daisies spill out of the basket; while fall accents such as cattails, foliage and berries complete the autumnal display.
If you are looking for spectacular holiday décor for your Thanksgiving dinner, or for any other gathering of friends and family this season – Billy Heroman’s is your one-stop floral shop. We can create striking centerpieces or bouquets that will bring the abundance of the fall season into your home. From ancient Greece to modern Baton Rouge, people have recognized the need to give thanks for the blessings in their life. From our family at Billy Heroman’s Flowers and Gifts to yours – Happy Thanksgiving.
With Halloween behind us, it’s finally time to start one of the most anticipated times of the year. The Thanksgiving holiday kicks off a season filled with food, festivities, family and fun. We are all aware that the Pilgrims and Indians were involved in the very first Thanksgiving, but here are some fun facts that you may not know about
The first Thanksgiving was held in Plymouth. After a disastrous first winter in the New World, when nearly half of the settlers died, the Pilgrims were celebrating abundance, health and a successful harvest. The dinner was modeled after a traditional English feast, but offered different kinds of food. The Indians, who had been instrumental in teaching the settlers how to farm, brought 5 deer, turkey and waterfowl. The settlers would have provided the food they had grown – corn, wheat and barley – as well as some of the local foods, including oysters and lobster.
After the inaugural celebration, the pilgrims and Indians never actually celebrated the feast again, at least not officially. It was not instituted as a national holiday until Abraham Lincoln did so in 1863; in 1939, Franklin Roosevelt established the fourth Thursday of November as the annual holiday.
While Americans watch football and march in parades, the meal remains the main event of Thanksgiving. Holiday tables are lovingly set and arranged with all the bounty of the season – and if you are looking for an amazing seasonal centerpiece, Billy Heroman’s can provide the perfect arrangement!
Just as the original settlers wished to celebrate their blessings, people across America still declare their gratitude for all things good. Thanksgiving is the perfect way to kick off this season of family gatherings and special get togethers. For all your fall decorating needs, Billy Heroman’s is your go-to florist – orange lilies, yellow roses, cheery sunflowers, cattails and sheaves of wheat all combine for the most memorable bouquets you have ever seen – come in today to create your Thanksgiving centerpiece just in time for dinner!