Bittersweet Pumpkin Centerpiece (white pumpkins)
White pumpkins and twisted vines of bittersweet put on an unrivaled display. Wrap long berry-laden vines two or three times around medium-size pumpkins, and secure the ends with florist’s wire. Parade the wrapped pumpkins down the center of the table. Add to the warm autumn mood with glass votives partially filled with bittersweet berries. Bittersweet vines are also lovely tucked into a colored glass bottle, swirled inside a clear hurricane, or used as an accent with other fall plants.
Editor’s Tip: To better preserve the color of bittersweet berries, keep the cut ends of the stems in about an inch of water while the berries dry out over a few days. Bittersweet berries hold their color for several weeks, making them a long-lasting seasonal accent.