Monday, November 13, 2023

Holiday Flowers

House Beautiful

I might have mentioned that I am hosting a big Christmas party this year. I am planning everything right now.

One tip I'd love to share is these easy and elegant floral arrangements for each table. 

Ocean Spray

Here are the directions from Ocean Spray -


1 clear glass vase or pitcher

1-2 12-oz. bags Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries (depending on size of vase)

1 bouquet of fresh flowers (here we used white Ranunculus)



Start with an empty vase or pitcher. Add 1 or 2 bags of Ocean Spray® Fresh Cranberries (depending on the size of the vase) and enough water to fill vase 3/4 full. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the ends off the fresh flowers at a 45-degree angle. Add cut flowers to vase, arranging as needed.

Replace water daily or as needed, and discard berries when they become soft, which can range from a few days to about a week.

The smaller vases I use only require about 1/2 bag of cranberries each.

I will use an arrangement for each of my tables. I also love these for a dining table because their low height does not obstruct your view of each other or conversation.

I use square vases - these 5" square work well -

5" Square Glass Vases

Red or white roses, red or white carnations, red or white ranunculus, or white hydrangeas all work beautifully. 


  1. Great post! Easy and elegant! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Have the square vase, have the fresh cranberries, all I need is a bouquet of beautiful white flowers! Doing it!💚