Summer is here, school is out and the atmosphere has relaxed. Friends arrive for tea and stay to dinner, meals with friends and family are spontaneous and fun, but you still want them pretty. My answer to the quickest flowers ever on a table is individual flower heads in small verrines or low glasses. Dot them all over the table, interspaced with candles and you're away.
And when they're not spread out over the table, group them up tight on a pretty tray and they decorate the corner of a room or a hallway. Summer entertaining has to be this much fun.
These rose and poppy heads were from a dinner last Friday - sorry I lost the pictures of the table laid up! Two days on and they are still pretty, grouped on the tray they can be moved around and decorate to order! !
For a simple barbecue with the children and their friends, nobody wants a sophisticated table, but everyone likes a splash of colour. I had a bouquet of these duo-coloured roses, and they worked well in single glasses.
I'm sure you have ideas for quick summer table decor,
if you send me a picture I'll add it to the post.
a few hours later ..... thank you to:
Gina from Art and Alfalfa for this colourful vase
and to Ulrike from In My Garden for her garden flowers in a jar