My favorite floral arrangements and centerpieces are like the best hairstyles, casual and effortless looking. As we all know, getting that effortless effect can take a bit of effort.:)
We had some friends over for dinner this weekend. Once the menu is decided my next thought is what shall I do for a centerpiece. Even though all of the stores are full of tulips and daffodils and other spring bloomers, I love using flowers from the garden. And my forsythia is blooming! Perfect!
Lenten Roses are also blooming. These flowers last for months in the garden. They do have a tendency to droop somewhat once they are cut, but the petals are soft and pretty and they work well with the forsythia. I added some cuttings from my privet, which is glossy and deep green.
I gathered all of my small glass vases and started working.
With several vases you can spread flowers down the table and have varying heights. I find it more dynamic than one central arrangement.
Tucking in a few birds helped with my spring theme.
Candles, both tapers and votives, finished it off. The tablecloth was made from some fabric I had bought years ago.
I always take pictures of my tables. I don’t know why because I never do the same thing twice.
It’s just fun coming up with something new, I guess.
Have a great week!