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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Luncheon in a French Flower Shop












For the Spirit of 67 Home Tour, we wanted to create the atmosphere of having lunch in a French flower shop.  Finding  exquisite dinnerware was not a problem, as the homeowner, Kathleen, had an incredible collection of fine china and crystal to choose from.  Using her gold rimmed vintage plates, we layered them with a more contemporary glass salad plate and created fresh floral mosaics under each glass plate.  We arranged  the  small flowers under the  plates  24 hours before the event and they stayed absolutely fresh and perfect- we were so relieved! We set the place settings on individual trays made of a platinum glazed wood.  Our favorite leopard napkins - very French and a best seller at the store- were draped under each setting . A collection of varying heights and sizes of square glass vases were used for the centerpiece, with a different flower in each one, as if you could just pick and choose your own bouquet- just like in a flower shop!  Today we will be joining Susan at www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com for Tablescape Thursday.

4 comments:

Splenderosa said...

You already know I am completely awed by your talent and whimsy. We need to talk !!

Bonnie said...

I am enthralled with the beauty of this. Just captivated!

Alycia Nichols said...

I am SO glad to see this fresh and gorgeous tablescape with the mix of various flowers!!! I think a lot of people are afraid of using singular bouquets and mixing them on a table, but the look is so unique and eye-popping...I don't know why it isn't done all the time! It's a particularly easy way for the inexperienced to create fabulous floral design, but I think they are stuck with the notion that florals have to be a certain way. Scary! LOVE the fresh florals pressed beneath the plates! Very pretty!!! Just an all 'round gorgeous presentation!!!

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh goodness...absolutely stunning. Love the fresh flowers and the flower shop theme. Well done!!