I love fresh flowers and they are usually on my tables all during the summer. In the winter, bowls of fruit make for a great centerpiece and when I can afford it, fresh flowers brighten dreary days.
But if I am having a party, fresh flowers are a must for the dining room table.
Two matching glass vases and a $1.99 bouquet of market flowers from the mark down bin and two ceramic birds that usually live in the breakfast room, fashioned a January bouquet.
For I had company coming and I wanted the dining room table to look special.
Party Number One on Thursday
A ladies luncheon
A dark green cloth, the blue and white Spode plates, and white napkins. An elegant table for the luncheon ladies.
Party Number Two on Saturday
An 80th birthday party for my mother-in-lawThe dark green cloth again, but the candles are gone and food rather than place settings fill the table.
To lighten the mood, I chose a gold tablecloth and matching gold napkins. The Spode blue and white plates again for they set such a pretty table. The candles are back for they will be lit just before we sit down at the table.
For $1.99, we certainly have gotten a lot of parties out of this bouquet.
Please join Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to see everyone's tables this Thursday. It's one of my favorite days of the week!