I love being offered a bouquet of flowers. Guests arriving for dinner can always make me smile with a few roses or a posy of tulips. A dear friend, a real gentleman, has flowers delivered to my door in the afternoon before a dinner, and that has to be the ultimate courtesy.
But for all the pleasure I get from a lovely bunch of fresh blooms, I may secretly enjoy them more in the following week, when some flower heads begin to fade and the bouquet is taken apart.
Because sometimes all it takes to make a table look special is a few simple flowers and an assortment of interesting containers.
In these pictures I display flowers in old stone bottles, vintage jelly moulds, a jam pot and my favourite old cups. Set against a backdrop of an old tureen or a pile of old books. Takes a few minutes and adds a little weekend interest to a table in the entrance hall.
How about you, do you have a favourite flower container, do you use stuff
that wasn't originally designed for flowers?
Wishing you a wonderful weekend, celebrating Easter, or simply enjoying friends and family.