One of my favourite things to do is create Table settings using fresh flowers. Today I am digging out some images from a collection of the table designs that I have laid this spring. All of the flowers or greenery have been grown and picked here in my garden. I love to collect napkins, mismatched crockery, and table wear to entertain my guests with. I hope you get to enjoy your garden this coming summer and take inspiration from my Table settings using fresh flowers
The first flowerings of the year were from spring tulips, blossom trees and an advanced Hydrangea plant. I filled plain white jugs and laid them down the centre of the dining table using a colour pallet of pale pinks and yellow. By Easter, we were matching our egg cups with the cuttings we had picked from the garden for a special holiday breakfast. I am hoping to see another show of buds from my Hydrangea this year as they are typically a summer flower.
Balloon arches are my go-to decor for our dining room this year and are so simple to create, using fishing wire and balloons of your choice.
With Easter gone, a few days of sunshine finally made an appearance which gave me an excuse to take the floral plates out of storage, give them a good wash and present a table for the first outside gathering of the year. The neighbours piled round and bought freshly baked bread along with wine. We hosted a BBQ and I thought it looked really sweet to display some of the ingredients on the table with the loaf. We ate into the early evening using rugs strewn across the back of our chairs to warn off the chill as the sunset.
I used delicate floral jugs to house freshly picked tulips. These are the ice cream variety and it was my second flowering year since planting them. Using ground coffee as a mix with my soil has always given me really strong stems. The tulips look ever so delicate but last an age! Changing the water regularly really helps. I have displayed food on a wooden board with a handle making it easy to grab my ingredients. The doily tablecloth is a wipe over plastic one and can be left on the garden table through most weathers. Plates are also plastic although look authentically real and the set is from Marks and Spencers. I have matching plastic glasses and a beautiful glass lantern that takes centre stage of the garden table too.
Such a sweet function from this year in the garden and probably one of my favourite Table settings using fresh flowers. We entertained some special friends who had driven a fair distance to see us. Obviously, this was an occasion to present my china collection and this particular set was fitting for a tea party. Everything in bloom in the cut flower patch screamed purple so it was only right to display bluebells, mini hyacinth and deep mauve tulips.
Instead of jugs, I used glass jars decorated in twine and lace. These were designed my self with recycled jars and a hot glue gun. And in the centre again, I used my beautiful fishbowl lantern. We made a homemade victorian sponge smothered in cream and strawberries.
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