Greetings sweet subscribers and friends, this post is for you and in celebration of Spring. I know that for many of you Winter has overstayed it’s welcome. I am hopeful, as I know you are too, that Spring is on it’s way and to stay! What better way to kick off the weekend than with this Garden Style Floral arrangement. I am sharing some tips on how to make your own garden floral arrangement and create a thrifty, simple Farm fresh tablescape with dishes and accessories found in your own kitchen or hutch!
My flower loving neighbor and friend Stacey from Poofing The Pillows and I decided to take a flower arranging class from our local Florist in our little city of Rockwall. The theme for this arrangement was Garden Style.
You might be wondering what is a garden style arrangement?
Well, it seems it is a loosely structured arrangement that can easily be grown in the garden with the style being based on the availability of flowers growing in the garden.
When we arrived at the shop there were bunches and bunches of exquisite, premium flowers to choose from. Truly they looked as though they had all been freshly picked from an English garden. Did we squeal when we saw these bunches of flowers waiting for us on the table…You bet we did! Making a decision on which bunch to choose was the biggest decision of my day and very difficult too, they were all so pretty!!
Once we chose our favorite bundle of flowers we set to work and oh goodness we had so much fun. The process of sorting and arranging was relaxing and felt like a good massage!
Having this colorful arrangement in our home inspired me to create a simple Farm Style tablescape on the patio table. It isn’t fancy, it’s functional and colorful it is a tablescape that anyone can put together with the dishes, plates and table accessories you have in your own kitchen cupboards. This table is set with a combination of garden and farmhouse style décor, as well as a few vintage farmhouse glass pieces that I grew up with on the farm in Idaho.
It was important to me to showcase these darling Farm Fresh baubles so I placed a couple of them in vintage dessert cups. These baubles were such a sweet surprise from my sister-in-law, Debbie. (Thanks again Deb!) Of course I have such good memories of these vintage dessert cups. Growing up Mom filled them with bright red jello and whipped cream for our Sunday dessert. Throughout the years I have served parfaits to my own children and grandchildren as a special treat in these same cups.
You know I love rich color set against a neutral backdrop and greenery.
I was also excited to be able to incorporate this Farmhouse Hammered Copper Water Pitcher, into this tablescape. This pitcher is not only a great addition to the tablescape but also to my copper collection of pots, pans, bowl and vintage copper molds. My thoughtful daughter Rebecca gave this to me this past Christmas, I was excited then and I still am now!
I have had this porcelain French style lattice bread bowl for many years now. I like to place my warm homemade rolls in the bowl. But before placing them in the bowl I like to use a whimsical dish towel to wrap them up in.
I love the saying and graphics on it, don’t you?
Be a Pineapple stand tall wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.
I kept the garden style theme in my plates and placemats too. You can never have too many flowers!
When I took on this project of deconstructing these wooden letter tags, that I found at Michaels for just a buck, I discovered I took on too big of project for the results that I achieved. They were so much work, because they weren’t wood they were MDF and my original idea had to be scraped. I had to unscrew the metal initial, sand the wooden tag re paint…you get the idea. But all in all they turned out pretty cute and would make a nice place card or take home gift.
Next week I will be sharing a savory chickpea curry recipe, a DIY embroidery hoop and pompom mobile.
Thank you for joining me today and I truly hope that Sunshine and Spring reaches each and everyone of you this weekend!
Hugs and Happiness,