Yellow and blue florals set off summer green tablescape

I’ve been searching Pinterest for blue and yellow floral arrangements to find some pretty versions for an upcoming luncheon I am making 15 floral centerpieces for.

I visited Trader Joe’s in St. Petersburg because they usually have a good assortment of hydrangeas, as well as tulips, roses and sunflowers.

I made two versions – one simple with tulips and eucalyptus, the other with hydrangeas and tulips. I’m pretty sure I know which one everyone likes best. 🙂

They were so pretty, I decided to set my table with them. I used a new lemon tablecloth from HomeGoods along with my green cabbage Bordallo Pinheiro plates,  which are made in Portugal.

The cabbage plates are surprisingly easy to use and go with summer, spring and Christmas settings.

I think it turned out very cheery!


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Finding pink peonies in South Florida

Living in Florida, we have a lot of gorgeous fauna and flora. However, there’s a lot we miss out on in not having four seasons and that includes some of the gorgeous flowers that Northerners enjoy in the spring and summer.

So when I saw these huge colorful peonies at the St. Petersburg Trader Joe’s, I gasped out loud.

I was there to look for blue hydrangeas and yellow tulips, so I had to stick to my budget and just get those. (You’ll see those in a another blogpost.)

I could just picture these with Limoges pink rose china, turquoise plates and a lace tablecloth. I’ll have to visit again soon.

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