It turns out that, in centerpieces at least, short and squatty is our friend!
I can’t tell you often I have worked on an arrangement, only to have to remove it so I could see and talk with my guests. This one stayed on the table throughout the meal with no neck craning or standing to talk.
The beauty of “short and squatty” is that it also turns out to be less expensive and more bang for the buck too. The larger container (about 6” X 6”) is available for under twenty dollars almost anywhere. The smaller ones (not pictured on the tablescape) are about 3” X 3” and from Dollar Tree on the candle aisle. They work well in odd numbers with a “mussy tussy” type arrangement. Roses work well. A low compact flower arrangement seems to require fewer flowers for a bigger impact. I almost always buy mine in the sale bin at Kroger. For dinner parties, longevity of the flower is not a concern—just make it through the event!
The pink, white, and cream hydrangeas worked perfectly with my Rosalinde china and the cute half-price bunnies from Joann’s. I used a pink paint pen to personalize them with the name and date.
So if you want to be a supermodel, think tall and willowy. If you want to make a flower arrangement, SHORT AND SQUATTY is our friend—for once :)
I’ve been busy as a bee working on a silent auction—It happens next Monday. I hope to get back to more posting and “visiting” then. I’ll be joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. Click on her button for transportation!