Spring is here.
The sun is shining, it has been a glorious week in the UK, weather wise. I have been busy painting rooms, washing ceilings, spring cleaning is in full swing and I am happy to do it.
There is something therapeutic about spring cleaning, every morning I sneak into my garden, give it a quick water and watch my daffodils in full bloom.
We had dinner with friends and wanted to make it special for a couple that does so much for everyone. My friend and I swapped ideas over whatsapp. Then we tricked our friend into leaving her flat so we could decorate it.
We had two main objectives: Yellow and not difficult to clear up. A fresh spring look was easy to achieve as my friend’s favourite colour is yellow so the flowers we chose were yellow white and green. Daffodils, chrysanthemums, gypsophila a small selection but pretty and delicate:
We wanted to bring the spring to the table. I bought the flowers a few days before we went. Mainly because I bought the daffodils as buds and they need to open up, also because daffodils are toxic to other plants you need to have them a few days in water before you arrange them with other flowers.
We brought everything but the plates and cutlery, thank goodness she had these amazing plates! I bought a long piece of yellow gingham and cut strips off to add bows to the napkins. I fold my napkins into bow shapes, then I tied them with the strips of my runner to create cute double bows.
We popped the runner on and used the vases to hold all the creases in. We alternated between candles and vases and filled them up as quick as we could. I had already had the napkins ironed, folded and ribboned because we didn’t know when we were coming back.
We layered the excess gypsophila on the table to add a bit more texture. All the small vases created a large impact and it felt like we were in a spring meadow.
The couple loved it and we all sat down to enjoy a wonder meal, with wonderful company.