Generally, when we are entertaining at the farm we’ve already put in a full day of chores in addition to preparing the meal. Decorating the table usually entails a last minute rush out to the flower garden.
One recent evening we used crystal dessert cups and single peony blossoms at each place setting.
You can re-create this idea with any blossoms you have handy in your garden. They key to creating something dramatic is “scale”. Use a container whose diameter is slightly smaller than the blossom which creates a voluptuous visual no matter how large or small the flower.
For drama on the table, use a container that you have multiples of (champagne glasses, egg cups, etc)
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