Spring flowers are some of my favorites- though I don’t think I have met a flower I didn’t like.
In the middle of all that is going on – today it is about creating beauty
If you are like me – you are probably feeling more than a bit overwhelmed with the news and the uncertainty and fear out in the world right now.
And so my go to when feeling that way- is to share beauty. Sprinkle joy and hopefully bring smiles or a bit of sunshine to your day.
This is just a post about a simple bucket of beautiful blooms and a table that they inspired- and a few tips for creating a special ambiance while at home- without going out or getting special supplies.
While we are all staying home and hopefully staying healthy and safe- we can set a pretty table for our families and enjoy meals together.
And it is easy to make an everyday occasion feel like a special one with just a few things.
Bring out the candles you have on hand for ambiance.
Tapers, small glass votives -they all will work beautifully and create ambiance that make your dinner table feel a bit more special.
Use potted flowers or cut flowers in buckets or small containers for a centerpiece.
While you may not have fresh peonies in the house – you can use herbs from a window sill garden, potted spring flowers, faux floral arrangements or even flowering trees or greens clipped from your yard. There are no rules- use what you have and what inspires you.
Bring out those special occasion elements like gilded wine glasses, fine china and silver flatware
to create a table that feels like it is special occasion-
rather than just feeling like you are not able to get out.
Take it outside
Set the table outdoors weather permitting
to make it feel like a celebration
and to break up the monotony of staying indoors.
Move it around
You can also think outside the box for where to set a table.
Maybe do a bit of a switch and put the dining table in front of the living room fireplace for something different- or set a table inside a greenhouse or shed that isn’t being used for a special treat.
I am working on something fun that is perfect for doing while we are all staying home – I hope to share with you soon. And I know these are just a few simple pretty photos of flowers- and in todays world it might seem a bit tone deaf to be talking about projects and flowers and things like setting a table under a tree. But we are all in this together folks- and while I can’t physically help each of you with things you might need- I think one thing that I am able to do is to share a bit of beauty here. I hope that it helps inspire you, makes you smile, to create something pretty in your own home and enjoy more simple home celebrations with your family- or even simply gives you a couple moments to focus on beauty instead of reading the headlines in the midst of everything going on.
Stay healthy and safe everyone.