Ahh spring…such a pretty season full of so much inspiration. I love waking up and listening to the birds chirping outside the window in the early mornings. The warm sunshine on repeat- but with enough rain to to keep everything green and lush. That little extra energy that comes from longer days and warmer evenings. And the flowers blooming, of course. Along with many other things too but today, we are talking about flowers.
Today is the first of 3 stylings that are all about spring blooms. From garlands to baskets to wreaths and more- I have been working on some designs that you can use to welcome spring, celebrate weddings and special occasions- and also simply enjoy beautiful blooms in the house.
A table set for two. With stacks of berry topped waffles, dainty cups of tea and a whole lot of flower charm with basket full of cottage roses. And, this basket has a secret. Well, two secrets actually. Any guesses what they are?
Floral Arrangement Secrets
The first one? It is a realistic faux floral arrangement. This is the Provence Rose basket from Balsam Hill and it is chock full of beautiful ruffly garden roses.
And the second secret? It is an outdoor hanging basket that I used inside.
Tip: To use a flat bottom hanging basket on a table -simply unclip the hanging basket metal hardware.
It is kind of similar to what I did with these plants for the patio in this design HERE.
It was a perfect centerpiece for this breakfast for two in the cottage kitchen. You might notice something different in here too. This black painted table has delicate little floral paintings on it and is a favorite find from years ago. It has a lovely original worn and chippy patina that I adore & originally I had it in the house but moved it on out to the cottage while I am using the farmhouse table island in a different styling at the moment.
What I love
I love the bold beautiful ruffle filled roses with the dainty white flowers, sprigs of purple and eucalyptus foliage. A quintessentially romantic look- especially in a basket. And I love that this can be used in several ways -inside the house and outside the house.
And…. I might have used this same basket in another unusual way as well- (aka- not as a hanging basket) to create a London inspired design. That will be coming your way soon- along with a couple more ideas for a charming Easter table setting using real and faux flowers.
Shop the Look
You can shop this look below.
Floral teacups & scalloped plates are vintage.
Happy Monday all.
*I work with Balsam Hill but all opinions are my own.