Do you ever just do anything on a whim? Sometimes you regret it, and sometimes you don’t. The other day I stopped in at Michael’s and the spring flowers really impressed me. They were so realistic looking – more so than ever before. I bought far more than I should (hey, at least they were on sale). On the way home I experienced buyer’s remorse because I really didn’t need so many flowers. But I had a moment of inspiration when I got home and added a touch of pink to my farmhouse dining room.
I had an empty basket and my farmhouse table needed a centerpiece. Rather than create an arrangement in a vase, I decided to fill the basket with a messy display of flowers.
Seriously, this was the easiest centerpiece I’ve ever put together. You just start with a shallow basket and then place your stems every which way.
Lay the flowers so that some of them drape over the edge of the basket.
You can get the same effect with a shallow bowl.
I used an assortment of roses, tulips, peonies, ranunculus, orchids and greenery. If you like centerpieces with a low profile, a shallow basket of flowers is a good option. Your guests can see each other across the table.
On Saturday I shared my new Easter egg wreath and a few spring vignettes.
On the console is a trio of white bunnies holding speckled eggs that you can make. I found these little guys at Cocoon – my favorite store.
Farmhouse crocks are filled with pink and white carnations in the background.
So guess what’s going on in my farmhouse dining room besides touches of pink? Hubby is installing board and batten to the walls and he’s almost done! So the next time I share this room it’s going to look a little different.
This isn’t even all the flowers I dragged home from Michael’s with me, but I’m not feeling so guilty any more now that they’re on display.