Did you join my daughter and I on our tips for picking wild flowers walk yesterday? If so, then now you get to see what we did with our blooms – we created a fresh and crisp Lavender summer table! I had a bouquet of lavender already but not nearly enough for a centerpiece so we really needed to round up some more posies. And I think the frill of the Queen Anne’s Lace and other blooms lend the perfect wild romantic air to the table, don’t you?
The inspiration for this tablescape began with these milk plates that I found at my local Goodwill thrift store for $1.99 per set. When I saw them I instantly snapped them up – there were four sets of them. Don’t you just love a great find like that?? I sure do!
I was also inspired by an assortment of handkerchiefs I purchased on ebay a while back. I got 25 and sure enough there were four lovely purple-hued floral kerchiefs. swoon… these just make me smile with their little scalloped edges and sweet floral details. happy sighs all around!
This motley assortment of blooms keep the table from feeling too stiff.
They are like a little wildflower garden right in the middle of the table. The small purple votive holders are holding some succulent plants, mint, and lambs ear from my own garden. It all mixes together so well.
Flowers also made it onto the menu. Presented in tea cups are a mix of black seedless grapes, mint, and edible pansies and roses.
A note about food safety
Be sure your blooms are certified edible before serving them to guests. If serving plants from your own garden be sure you are not using chemicals anywhere near your plants and consider the slope of your land and water patterns in this equation – plants treated with something up hill from your “edible” plants could contaminate the others by water/rain potentially washing residue down hill.
Think outside the glass!
Here I simply decanted some pink lemonade into these sweet little drink bottles (from Michaels Craft Store) and plopped in a handful of blueberries, mostly for color – but after they sat for a little while they were extra delish from “marinating” in the lemonade.
I’m always playing with place card ideas and here I decided to make little ribbon letters for each place setting. This was actually a simple craft and I’m hoping to shoot a little video tutorial on these later today to share with you on Monday. Please pray that goes well!
And there you have inspiration for a lavender summer table or a lilac summer table or a purple and white summer table – or whatever it is that you might want to call it!
I hope you enjoy this and that it gives you an idea or two for sprucing up your table with a bit of summer infused freshness.
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