One of my favorite things about creating the tablescapes for our brunches are the floral arrangements. Last year we went to the Charlotte Flower Market to pick up all our florals, but this year we went with one of our local Harris Teeters. My mom ordered her flowers from Diane in the floral department for years when she used to throw her annual autumn luncheons, and since we’d already seen absolutely gorgeous sunflowers at both of the local Harris Teeters that we frequent, we knew that they would look absolutely gorgeous in our bee skep.
Getting a large amount of florals, even with the aid of a bucket can be surprisingly hard to get home, no matter how easy you try to take the turns, and we had put them in the trunk against our better judgement. The best way to transport your florals if you only have a short drive home is just to keep them in their individual wrapping and lay them flat in your trunk.
I loved snapping the pictures of the sunflowers, hydrangeas, stock and lemon leaf branches we picked up in our new sink. You may have read in previous posts that we recently went through the process of getting the countertops and floors in our kitchen a much needed remodeling along with getting a brand new cooktop. I’m looking forward to sharing more food posts of the recipes we create in our kitchen once we get the walls and handles on the cabinets redone as well.
Now back to the flowers…
For our largest arrangement which would be the center focal point of our food table for the brunch, we went with a large bouquet of sunflowers and branches of lemon leaves in our bee skep. We’d picked up our bee skep from our local garden (Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens) in their gift shop along with the two mugs that would serve as the vases for our smaller arrangements.
To keep our sunflowers together (and well hydrated) we found a vase that would fit in the skep and then positioned the branches of lemon leaves around the arrangement. (You don’t have to put the lemon leaf branches in the water as they do just fine on their own.)
For our smaller arrangements we used a combination of white hydrangeas and pink and purple stock. While stock can be a more fragrant choice when it comes to florals, I just love what it adds to the look of the arrangement. Don’t you?
What are some of your favorite Spring florals? Let me know in the comments below.