beauty, place and grace

entertaining with style- making it work for you

Categories: Setting the Stage, Posted on January 1, 2014 by Sandy Bergsten -
beauty, place and grace

Make a new year’s resolution to craft a more beautiful world. Creating a fresh bouquet instantly enhances any living space. It’s as easy as one, two, three. Something so effortless as three fresh cut blooms placed in bud vases. Surrounded by votives. Mercury glass adds that certain sparkle.

When creating a centerpiece count on odd numbers. Threes, fives and sevens can transform something simple into one truly special.

An arrangement on your table should always be low. The cardinal rule is that if you set your elbow vertically on the table it should never be higher than your fist. The point of this main attraction is to add ambience not to hamper contact between your guests. And nothing is more attractive than low flickering lights.

mercury bud vase arrangement

Elevating your senses does not need to break the bank. I picked up these mercury bud vases on sale from Pottery Barn.

mercury bud vase arrangement

Along with a set of four votives.

mercury bud vase arrangement

I’m so fortunate to have a rose garden right outside my door in California. But you can easily pick up single blooms at the grocery store or from your florist. Always re-cut the stems at a steep angle and place immediately in water to ensure your arrangement will last.

mercury bud vase arrangement

Arrange the bud vases in a line down the center of your table then stagger the votives.

Here’s to a beautiful 2014!

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