Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Flower Arrangements

And speaking of tablescapes... there are a million + ways to snazz up a dinner party. Here are a few simple arrangements that I have used for recent events. All of these are easy to make, using season flowers that can be purchased at grocery stores or farmer's markets. One of my favorite things right now with the holidays is to mix mercury glass with a variety of small, simple arrangements. Keep the centerpieces low so that your guests can talk to the people across from them. And don't forget candles when entertaining at night!

This table was for an entertaining segment on The Talk. I worked with Rocco Dispirito to create this look, using a palate of pinks, whites, yellows and teal. The silver pieces really help make the table spectacular.

Mint julep cups are great flower vessels. I used 3 different flowers, all in white and placed them in vases next to one another. I also used silver chargers on the dining table and lots of flickering candles. Just make sure the candles are unscented. Nothing worse than having a smell that competes with the dinner you just slaved over.

This small arrangement is perfect for a small table or several could be used on a larger table.

Ornamental vegetables are another simple way to make the table feel fresh.

All of these arrangements were inspired by the pantry set on MasterChef. The veggies and florals were all inexpensive and were quite colorful. I used metal galvanized pots in varying shapes and sizes to unify the entire look.

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