LOVE IS IN THE AIR

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, you may be thinking of having a special dinner for friends or just for your significant other!  You may need to look no further than your yard to find flowers for an elegant tablescape.  Even if you don’t have any camellias, azaleas, etc. blooming, you can mix  red, white or pink tulips, roses, or other cut flowers from your local florist or grocery store with greenery from your yard  to carry out a traditional Valentine’s Day color scheme.  Containers and votives that you already have can be incorporated.

Here is a tutorial that will help you create your own:

1.  Collect candlesticks, votives, silver trays and mirrored plateaus to use. If you want to make the arrangement less formal, substitute pottery, iron, copper, etc. Staggering the containers and having different heights adds interest to the arrangement.

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2.  Place flowers in five  crystal or glass vases and/or containers.  You can vary the sizes and numbers.  None of them have to “match”.

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3.  Next add greenery as desired around the individual vases mirrored trays or plateaus.  Camellia, gardenia, tea olive, ivy, etc. leaves work well. Place the lighted votives around the display as desired.

Below are more views of the completed tablescape:

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HAVE A WONDERFUL VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION!

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