Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Setting the Table:: A Fragrant Herb Bouquet

A table setting would never be complete without a flower arrangement.  The spring and summer months are filled with luscious floral blooms, so it is inevitable that they will end up in a pretty bouquet front and center on the table commanding all of the attention.  Also in abundance during the summer are herbs - parsley, basil, oregano, sage, mint and lavender, just to name a few that are very inexpensive and can be picked up at your local farmer's market.  On a recent trip to the flower market, instead of picking up another variety of dahlias or roses, I opted for a fragrant mixture of sage and lavender. The color palette couldn't be prettier, soft foamy greens blended with textured French lavender and when nestled into a antiqued silver vessel the result is organic yet beautiful.   

Some herbs to consider:
Flowering Oregano
Lemon Verbena
Flowering Basil

To arrange:
Use a wide vessel and apply the greener of the varieties first to create a base.  Add flowering herbs and lavender through greenery.
Get the Look:
Blush Dinner Plates via Crate & Barrel
Green Plates via Crate & Barrel
Linen Napkins via Canvas Home (similar version)

*Photography & Styling by Alison 

1 comment:

  1. I love the scent and look of that gorgeous centerpiece, I think I will try it in the dining room! Xoxoxo mom