I thought I would link up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch today with a Valentine's table scape. I set this table last year for my book club that meets once a month to discuss the books that we are currently reading. I was lucky enough to get to host the club in February. February is always poetry month...my favorite. It is also a great month to decorate for the meeting.
This is the table in my sunroom. I love hosting book club in this spot since it is the one with the best view of the water.
The china is actually my wedding pattern from Noritake. I love using it for Valentine's because of the soft pink flowers.
The flowers were purchased at our local Walmart and arranged in a McCoy vase that I purchased at an auction for just a few dollars many years ago. During the summer months I always use flowers that are in my yard for arrangements. Since I didn't have anything blooming at the time, I had to buy them instead.
I just put a square of florist foam soaked in water in the vase and added the flowers. It helps to start with the flowers in the middle and then work to the sides. I fill in with the greenery and fillers last.
I always view the arrangement from all sides to make sure there are no gaps in between the flowers where the foam shows through.
Taking pictures of the arrangement is a good way to spot any mistakes.
This particular arrangement lasted for well over a week. I was very pleased to get to enjoy them for that long.
When it is my turn to host the book club, I always try to use what I have on hand. I only purchase what I absolutely have to. It doesn't take a lot of money to make a beautiful setting...just a little time!