Perhaps I'm not most like girls, but I don't really like getting flowers. Don't get me wrong, I love being thought of but spending money on something that's going to wither and die in a matter of days seems a bit of a waste. Weird? So I guess it should come as no surprise that when it comes to dinner parties or events, instead of heading to Central Market or the florist, I head outside. Garden scissors in hand, I scour my yard and the block for a pleasing mix of greenery.
You don't have to spend any money to make your dinners and events special. You don't even have to do a centerpiece of flowers! Thinking outside the box for your centerpiece can make your table setting pop and really come to life.
my halloween entry a few years ago using shrubs and pumpkins
centerpiece I did for a dinner party years ago using mint, shrubs and neighbor's flowers
veggies via tumblr
a little bit of everything from apartment therapy
All I'm sayin' is this... it doesn't matter if it came from your garden, your neighbor's garden or your local farmer's market - greenery, flowers, vegetables, herbs - they all go together. How you combine them is what will make your piece unique. And you don't have to spend a lot for it to look amazing!
Do you have fresh flowers or herbs in your home all the time? If so, do you pick them or buy them? xo