We love to host small gatherings and double dates with friends. When throwing together dinner for a few people on a weekday evening there's no time for tedious arrangements. Simple and elegant is the name of the game! Below are some tips to pull off a beautiful floral centerpiece with minimal effort.
TIP #1: Small Groupings Equal Big Impact
Instead of focusing on one large centerpiece I decided to create smaller groupings of flowers down the center of the table. By placing simple yellow and tangerine colored roses into various smaller containers, I can pull off pretty arrangements with minimal effort.
TIP #2: Use Containers that Look Purposeful
The key for this to work is the containers! They need to be just as pretty at the flowers. I pulled out vintage lusterware teacups, creamers, and sugars in various shades of orange and gold to create this look. I love a mix of containers, and this works because they are all in the same color scheme. The variation of the containers adds interest to the tablescape and looks purposeful.
TIP #3: Flower Prep
I first remove as much of the greenery and leaves as possible. My teacups are small and all of those leaves will fill up too much space. I then fill a bowl with room temp water and cut the stems under water at an angle. This allows the flowers to continue to soak up much needed water and they will last much longer.
To pull this look together I threw out a burlap table runner and staggered the vintage lusterware containers down the center of the table. I decided to mix yellow and tangerine colored roses to complement the warm tones of my tableware and antelope chargers.
I do love to mix vintage with modern pieces for a collected look on the table. Below are some of the modern elements that I added to this pretty tablescape.
Vintage Lusterware (Replacements and Ebay are good options)
Looking for more inspiring tablescape ideas? Check out these posts:
Holiday Tablescape with Red & Green
Spring Tablescape with Pink & Blue
Easter Tablescape with Lemon & Pink
Fall Tablescape for a Ladies Lunch
Go ahead-- set a pretty table for weeknight dinner guests! By simplifying the floral arrangements you can spend your time on the food, friends, and good conversation.
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