Hey Friends. As usual I am just now posting my Easter Table. I always have good intentions to try and set the table in advance to a holiday, but alas it sneaks up on me and I end up posting after. That is life!
So this was the first year I had the privilege of hosting my extended family for brunch. So of course I had to set a fun table. I used a mix of vintage and new to create a fun unexpected table.
The table runner I originally made for this years New Year’s Eve to mix with my new Spode Christmas Plates. See that tablescape here.
I used my grandmother’s china dinner plates, mixed with my wedding china tea cups. I love how they compliment each other. I also used some vintage crystal water goblets from Replacements.com
Have you ever been on replacements.com? it’s a great place to fine old stuff either for a real replacement, or buying a whole set. These water goblets I got cost less than buying a new glass at crate and barrel and look how pretty they are!
I was in love with my flowers I pulled together. Flowers in cake platters or footed goblets are my favorite! And I love love filling low profile flowers all the way down the table. That way you can still have great conversation but you get the fullness!
Another great holiday, another great table.
Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next round of #dinnerpartyinabox giveaway!!!
Today’s post is a love affair with a vintage soup tureen.
This weekend, I had the pleasure of making a flower arrangement for a good friend’s party for some work colleagues. I had just helped her spruce up her living and dinning room recently and while we were talking I thought how pretty it would be to use my vintage soup tureen for a flower arrangement.
Isn’t it so fun? I love using different vessels for bouquets and this one is literally perfect! It’s really big, but creates such a statement.
I got this piece for a wedding shower gift. It’s vintage, and I love love love it. It’s just a pretty on display in a cabinet as it is for flowers.
I’ve used it in the past for Christmas Bouquet…
Here I did red roses, mixed with poinsettias. I was in love!
Such a Statement!
I have also use it for my guest bedroom with orchids in it.
And for this fall tablescape….
So any, PSA if you see one in a vintage shop. Run, Don’t walk, and buy it! You can use it for anything!
Also – Anyone participating in the One Room Challenge this week? I haven’t participated since the previously mentioned guest bedroom, and I am pumped to be taking on our sunroom. It has literally been a storage/junk collection room. So check back in Thursday to see how we are going to transform it!
I love forcing bulbs in the spring. It’s a perfect way to add some life after the holidays. In the past I have forced Paper White Bulbs, but wanted to try something different this year. I am loving the Amaryllis Bulbs. They are so big and fun, and so far they are lasting just as long as Paper Whites, which is usually a couple weeks. It takes a couple weeks to bloom and then the blossoms last a couple weeks.
This weekend I had the pleasure of hosting my new co-workers and their husbands for dinner.
I always wonder what new friends think when they walk into one of my dinner parties, as I have a tendency to go a little over the top. Saturday Morning, I was so excited to set the dinner table I woke at 4:30 am and was able to fall back asleep. I had to get up and set the table.
I love making bouquets during the fall. I used a pedestal vase with roses, greens, and mini kale. I mixed my wedding china with my grandmother’s china.
I also had to pull out my candelabras. I know they are over the top, but I just love them. $10 for the set score at a local flee market. They make the table feel extra cozy in the fall.
I also loved all the little gourds!
Table Runner: the thing that was keeping me up early Sat AM was the table runner. I wanted something fun and fresh that I hadn’t used, but didn’t anticipate that early enough to find fabric and sew a new option. So instead I remembered I had this wallpaper laying around. I had bought it on a flash website one day, and never ended up using it. I thought it laid a nice groundwork for the table!
Appetizer: Cheese Plate
Signature Cocktail: Grapefruit Gin Martini
Salad: Arugula, Balsamic, Roasted Beets, Blue Cheese, Walnuts
Entree: Roasted Beef Tenderloin with a horseradish cream sauce, twice baked potatoes, roasted asparagus
Dessert: Mini Lemon Meringue Pies and Mini Chocolate Lavender Mousse Pies
I love a good pop up party. I have hosted a couple ( lake michigan, bachelorette, city scape), and over labor day I had the pleasure of hosting another.
Funny Story: the party evolved from my sisters friends seeing all my posts for parties and wanting to co-host one. So over labor day we went to my sister’s friend’s house which had the best backdrop for an amazing party.
As you know flowers are always top of mind the it comes to a good party. So we bought some from the grocery store and mixed with the most amazing dahlias from the farmers market.
Isn’t the backdrop just amazing! It was overlooking the most beautiful ravine that goes down to the river.
I just loved the fabric I found to make the table runner. The moody floral was the perfect backdrop for a late summer party.
Now this pop up was a little different from some, since we did it at someone’s house we didn’t have to haul all of the stuff to a remote location. So we were able to set the table a little more elaborate.
I just love outdoor dinner parties! Do you want help planning an event! Shoot me an email!!!
I am excited to share the delayed flower pictures from an August Wedding I had the pleasure of being the florist for! The bride and groom wanted to have wild bohemian flowers and I think they turned out just great!!
I loved the pedestals we used to layout a great backdrop for the ceremony. They worked our perfectly.
Remember if you are looking for a florist give me a call! I love working with brides and grooms to create a perfect day.