We love to entertain. When we entertain we love to have fresh flowers on the table. Husband Jim, however, has a "thing" about centerpieces being short enough so that people can see over them. He hates centerpieces that are so big that you can't really see the person across from you and when you want to talk you play the back and forth tag thing where you lean to the right while the person across is leaning to the left and you trade places and . . until finally you both are leaning in the same direction . . and then, you can have your conversation, if you can remember what you wanted to say!!!!
Vases aren't usually short and squatty. I do have some blue and white bowls that are smaller and an arrangement in them makes for a pretty centerpiece. I also have a couple of flower "bricks" which are small and low and make for good arrangements.
In our opinion, an arrangement doesn't have to be big and massive and showy. It just needs to be "fresh"!
|A great luncheon centerpiece|
Begonias from the garden in a wine rinser! Which makes a perfect vase for a centerpiece!
|Most wine rinsers are pretty plain|
Wine rinsers date from the late 18th century to the early 19th. They have little "spouts" on each side for a wine glass. In those early days, there wasn't a glass for each kind of wine poured at dinner. But heaven's you wouldn't want to put red wine in a glass that just held white wine and so the rinsers would enable a guest to rinse his glass for the next kind of wine.
|I think they look prettier with flowers than a glass!|
Those little "spouts" held the glass as a guest would put his glass in water in the rinser, swish around, and then pour the water out. The glass, would be ready for the next variety of wine.
They're not big and each guest would have their own.
One rinser makes a great centerpiece but for a grand dinner, a bowl in the center filled with either flowers or fruit and one of these rinsers at each place -- not for wine glasses -- but filled with flowers. That would be an impressive centerpiece!
So when is a flower vase not a flower vase? When it's a wine rinser, of course!
I'm joining Beverly for Pink Saturday.