Can’t believe it’s July 4th weekend. Welcome, Friends, to “Sunday Flowers” that are sharing the table with some Lenox, Butterfly Meadow, china. Flowers and butterflies are a lovely Summer combination to soothe and refresh the spirit.
I used a mix of grocery store flowers, garden flowers and greenery for this display. Alstroemeria, carnations and lace hydrangeas make up the flowers. The greenery is lemon verbena. It has two purposes when added to the flowers. First, it just adds some green foliage to help fill out the arrangement. Then comes the most important part. Lemon verbena smells deliciously like a lemon grove. So the air is permeated with the scent of lemons. When my Hubby walked by when I was arranging the flowers he commented on how delicious it smelled. I often use it in recipes.
I chose one of my favorite crystal vases as a container for the flowers. It’s very delicate looking and made from beautiful cut crystal. It adds a touch of elegance to any table.
The different shapes and sizes of the flowers add to the interest of the arrangement.
Here’s a closer look at the lemon verbena. It has lovely green leaves and a graceful bend.
The table is set with a newly thrifted baby blue tablecloth. I used blue check napkins held by butterfly napkin rings I made a few weeks ago. The Lenox Butterfly Meadow china is used for the dinner and salad plates. I off set the salad plate to show more of the pattern of the dinner plate underneath. The napkins are set diagonally above the place setting.
I went with Lenox all the way for this place setting including the charger. They all seemed to go well together.
The crystal glassware is also Lenox in the “Opal Innocence” pattern. This was one of my early thrifted finds at my local thrift store. This crystal is very delicate looking but has some weight to it. I love how the curve in the pattern on the glass reflects the curved verbena stem.
I used flatware with a simple flower pattern on the handles.
Looking across the table you can see the garden outside. This time of year there are flowers everywhere and the birds are flitting around the feeders and amongst the foliage. Hummingbirds hover above blooms as they drink nectar and squirrels and chipmunks feed beneath the feeders and on the corn ring.
The garden is a happy, thriving habitat. Flower arrangements help bring that happiness indoors….a nice thing on a Sunday morning.