I love this time of year because of all of the gorgeous flowers. If I am not cutting stems from my own yard than I am usually picking up bundles of pretty blooms from Trader Joes. You can’t beat the pries and I love how a simple bouquet can transform a space. If you are having a rough week, please try treating yourself to a $5 bouquet of fresh flowers. It really will change your mood. Today I am sharing a simple spring table that I created for a family dinner. And I’m sharing a few tips on how to pull off the flower arrangements. I had not pulled up our extra chairs yet, but fully extended, this table seats up to 8 very comfortably. We have of course been known to push it’s limits and seat 10 or 11 just fine! This was a $9 bouquet from Trader Joes. How do you beat that? The colors are beautiful and just call out, “Spring!” So my trick to making a table look cohesive is to pull out one type of flower from the large arrangement and go with that. In this case, I knew Trader Joes also had bundles of pink Gerbera daises so it was an obvious choice. And I love how simple they are. I grabbed one bouquet of just daises and split them between two mason jars. The kids felt pretty special this time around because they used our “fancy” glasses. Why not, right?! Always fun to make family dinners feel unique and a treat for the kids. Playing off of the yellow in the main bouquet, I sliced one lemon just to place on the table. It’s a great way to add a splash of spring color and they smell amazing as your guests come in the door. Also just a fun idea to cut and slice a lemon to leave on your counter. There is something so clean and fresh about the scent of a lemon. In my next home, I really want a lemon tree! Nothing better. I have such fond memories of my mom making me fresh lemonade whenever I was home sick from school. A few sources: runner: Minted | chargers & pitcher: Kirkland’s | rose gold flatware: Target Fresh flowers and a few shimmer things can really go a long way to creating a simple and colorful table. I credit my mom for teaching me how to create fun tables. I grew up with her always making the most amazing and creative tablescapes. Hoping my daughter will one day enjoy doing the same. What about you? Do you enjoy setting a pretty table? This Sunday dinner was especially wonderful because my sister was here from Singapore. We couldn’t stop talking the entire time. Even my kids asked when we were going to stop talking! It was just so wonderful to spend uninterrupted time together! And if you’re really paying attention, you’ll have noticed I moved this pretty pitcher of flowers to my daughter’s room! Lucky girl. Check out other entertaining ideas here.
Michele @ The Joyful Home says
Flowers from TJ's are the best and will definitely brighten your day. Love your pretty table and the metallic touches to pull it all together!
Erin Fairchild says
What a beautiful table! Now I want to host a spring party!
Her Heartland Soul
What a pretty spring table! Polka dots and bright spring flowers just bring a smile to my face. I agree with you on Trader Joes flowers. They alwasys have a great selection and the price can't be beat. Sp special having your sister there and having quality sister time. My mom, too, always had beautiful tablescapes. She loved entertaining. I am grateful to my mom for lerarning her art of creating a lovely table. Your photos are stunning Courtney!!