Taking a few moments to make an Easter or weekend lunch or dinner table pretty for yourself, housemates, or family, is a lovely way to sink into some joy! Tabletops have been an absolute favorite over the years for me to style. I have styled tables for Kinfolk, Williams Sonoma, Bon Appetit, Rosanne Inc., and so many more! I’ve also styled many personal tables whether it is a springtime lunch for one or for a big family gathering. Over the years, my style has become more casual, unfussy, and quite frankly undone. I mean, who is really going to have an urn on their table? Bringing in a sampling of nature to complement your meal brightens your meal and makes the table a happy place to be.
1. Keep things simple! Arranging a few cherry blossom branches that complement the green of your spring salads can brighten up a table.
2. Keep the food the focus.
3. Keep centerpieces tall and airy (like thin branches and blossoms in glass vases) or low and rambling, like a vine growing around your entrees!
4. Don’t overthink it! What is blooming on your balcony? What is the neighborhood florist offering this week? Keep your centerpieces seasonal and local!
5. Add plants and intersperse them with stems.
6. Make a low, lush centerpiece in a bowl. (Join us this Saturday to learn how!)
7. Mix and match. Keep a subtle color scheme and mix prints and patterns on your linens and plates.
8. Consider adding edible flowers into the mix: lilac water with dessert, nasturtiums on your salad, or violets or pansies on a cake!
Photo credits: All photos by Chelsea Fuss for various clients and all photos photographed by Chelsea except photo 1, 12, 14by Lisa Warninger, 2 by The Bounty Hunter and photo 3 by Aran Goyoaga.
On Monday, we had our last live flower class for March. We made spring wildflower wreaths! This is the demo. Making a wreath with wildflowers, grasses, and seasonal blossoms is a wonderful way to welcome a new season. In this particular class, I went over braiding and weaving methods to make a fresh wreath. Using no wire or twine, I wove this wreath together with fresh materials.
Decorate a wedding, event, or just your front door with a wreath like this. The circlet will dry and then you can continue to add materials in to the wreath. We also went over how to keep it fresh for an event or special day. If you celebrate Easter, this can be a lovely way to liven up the day! Tie it to the back of a chair, on a door, decorate a patio, or balcony. Just keep it in the shade and mist it.
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Spring is the busy season here! We are busy leading workshops for corporate groups and private parties! The classes have been really fun and the students are happy to have some flower joy infused into their work days! Here are a few of the demos from recent classes.
Sometimes our students need flower kits, so we send the flowers and supplies from our organic flower supplier. That way, the students have everything they need to complete the assignment and it makes the process seamless.
You can see more info on these virtual flower arranging live workshops, right here.