During the summer months the grounds around Flair are full of beautiful flowers and plants. The trees and bushes produce the most wonderful array of colors and textures. Combining them with a few blooms from the florist, I can create a summer centerpiece with lots of Flair. Join me August 18 to learn and create your own summer centerpiece, one that will give you a base you can use over and over again. Click here to register
The base of the design is a white cake stand. Every home should have one(or four) of them! They can be used in a variety of ways: for levels on a buffet, for storage, for displaying favorite treasures or fresh fruit and veggies in the kitchen, or even for displaying a cake. I created a moss form and set glass water tubes in it. The small openings of the tubes are ideal for shorter, delicate stems or leaves from the garden. The suspended water tubes around the edge connects the design to the table by bringing the flowers close the surface. You can easily add more tubes to fill the structure with lots of little blooms or edit tubes when using more lush blooms. When it's time to put the structure away, it's easy to separate the different elements for storage.
You can transform the structure into any style. Here I set the table with a French provincial feel for a little dinner party. I have always loved yellow with blue & white dishes.
I bought crème de le crème roses and love in a mist (nigella) from the florist and added light pink scabiosa, fresh lemons, and rose strawberries from the grocery store. The maiden hair fern was cut from a house plant. Adding the maiden hair and fruit gives the design a personal touch from the home. The design was finished off with a favorite porcelain bird figure.
A happy little design accident were the strawberry topiaries.
All the little details of the centerpiece, the strawberry topiaries and wonderful friends to share it with made the table setting seem perfect.
Don't worry if you can't come to the Summer Centerpiece class, there will be more classes to come!
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