Hope you are doing well. There’s a tablescape waiting on the porch. I hope we are getting together early enough in the day before it gets too hot. It’s all about flowers on your table today. The flowers are usually always leaning toward the cool shades that I am drawn to when it’s warm out. But I think we all have our own flowers we love and enjoy. That’s important for you to have your flowers in the colors that you love. They can give you little skip in your stomach when you glance at them, kind of like those first twinges of love. You bring your tablescape up a notch with flowers. You can almost get away with little else if as long as the flowers are there. When I say little else, I mean you can get away with simple white and no one will complain. If you are a superb cook then don’t worry about the flowers, you don’t need them! ; )
Along with the light colored flowers, you will want to go with a lighter tablecloth or a table with no covering if indoors. I like to have early mornings outside and the light is so nice then.
I have found that using nice quality faux flowers can help when added to fresh flowers. Many times I go to the local box store and the selection is dismal. Garish colors or even glitter on the flowers is not unusual. So I definitely need backups from time to time. The faux flowers mixed with greenery from our yard or scouring the side of the road can make a pretty centerpiece. Just be sure your hubby is wearing boots if you see some on the side of the road to be safe.
For maximum impact, I like to have an abundant table waiting. Abundant can be from the colors used, the use of two glasses per setting, the pitcher of beautiful flowers. Candlesticks are always pretty.
I am not a cutlery collector. Not yet anyway! There is one set I use for the blog and assorted ones we use in real life. I do love many styles and goodness they are pretty but the impact isn’t there for my tables. There can be a little lost if I have dressed the table well enough. Of course they are necessary to eat!