I decorated a table to celebrate Mother's Day using fresh cut knockout roses from outside and baby's breath I found at the store! I wanted to do a fun, pretty, and elegant table…I used green fabric as the tablecloth for a pop of bright color, and light pink fabric squares on top to soften it. Then I stacked these cute white beaded cake plates, with the white ceramic pineapple from my April Favorites on top…to make a simple and sophisticated centerpiece! I used silver chargers with a white napkin and white saucer and teacup at each place setting. Underneath each napkin, I placed a strip of wired light pink ribbon, curling it around the edges of the charger for another pop of color. I placed a few roses in each of the teacups, with a strand of pearls coming out of the teacup as well. On either side of the cake plates, I placed mercury glass candle holders and mini lanterns left from our wedding decor and filled them with the flowers. I also added fancy iced beverage glasses to add a little sparkle to the table. This was a really fun little table setting and could easily be used for lots of other occasions besides Mother's Day too! This is just an example that you can just use things around the house (and flowers growing outside!) to create a fun and fancy table to brighten up a special occasion!
Same flowers...different arrangements!
A couple days after I used the flower arrangement centerpiece I already posted, the tulips and peonies were beginning to open up more. I decided to rework it into 3 different arrangements to put around home!
For the first arrangement, I used a tall, unique glass vase and filled it with all of the tulips from the original arrangement. I had to trim some of the tulips and mix up the pink and purple ones. I used this one again as a pretty centerpiece.
For the next arrangement, I just used all of the green mini hydrangeas from the original arrangement. I placed them in this super cute tin can for flowers. I had to trim the stems quite a bit but the mini hydrangeas turned out perfect in the short, small can!
For the last arrangement, I used the pink and white peonies and the white ranunculus from the original. I arranged them in a small silver mercury glass vase from our wedding decor! These flowers created a pretty little ruffly arrangement.
Spring Flower Arrangement with a Twist
I wanted to create my own spring flower arrangement...but not just in a vase. Instead, I used my fruit bowl that is on a pedestal for a unique arrangement. You can use any medium-large sized bowl for this, and any other types of flowers instead. Once I set it up, this project wasn't too complicated and was really fun to put together! Here is how:
To begin you will need:
-several fresh flower stems (I used 4 different packs of flowers)
First, you fill your bowl with water a little above half way. This is so the flower stems are still able to be fresh and in water once they are in the arrangement. Next, you tape a grid across the top of the bowl. The grid allows you to put flowers in the spaces and it will hold them in place and maintain the shape of the arrangement. For this particular arrangement, I used purple and light pink tulips, mini green hydrangeas, pink and white peonies, and white ranunculus...some of my favorite types of flowers! You can use any type.
Next, I cut the tulips to a length where they would fit along the edge of the bowl well (stems going across to the opposite end of the bowl). I did the entire rim of the bowl with the tulips. Then I just filled in the middle with the hydrangeas, then the peonies, and the ranunculus. I used a few leftover tulips in the middle as well. I also saved some of the extra greenery I snipped off and filled in with it. The end result is a pretty, unique, fresh flower arrangement that holds together well!
I used this arrangement as a centerpiece for our dining table set for Easter dinner. You can't go wrong with beautiful fresh flowers as a springtime centerpiece!
Dining Table Decor
I decided to set our little dining table for Spring...it might still be cold and feel like Winter in Boston, but this Southern girl was ready to at least decorate for Spring! I wanted to do something colorful and cute, but also pretty and sophisticated. I used a simple white cloth placement as the base, and mix and matched multicolored dishes from Pottery Barn to create a bright, fun, spring look! I also used these beautiful green napkins from Pottery Barn for another fun but classy pop of color. The same setup could be used for a larger dining table as well!
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