In anticipation of Mother’s Day this Sunday, I set a flower-filled table outdoors!
Floral print napkins and napkin rings with dainty sprays of roses, are paired with white embossed fruit and flower plates. . .
Set on a quilted coverlet as a tablecloth with delicate embroidered flowers.
I pulled out some vintage blooming flatware to add some additional flowers to the table, found a local antique mall when I was in need of a flower fix.
FTD provided me with a sunny bouquet for a Mother’s Day table.
I chose a Better Homes and Gardens® Sunlit Meadows™ Bouquet, inspired by the wildflowers blooming in the field next to my Potting Shed.
Better Homes and Gardens® Sunlit Meadows™ Bouquet has a “fresh from the garden” feel, with a combination of sunflowers, yellow spray roses, magenta mini carnations, white daisies and green floral accents in a ribbed aqua glass vase.
The floral print napkins and quilt lend a cottage garden feeling to the table and we hope to sit outdoors this Sunday, weather permitting, for Mother’s Day brunch and sip on mimosas!
The flowers and vase arrived safely, secured in the packaging for transit.
Directions were on the packaging to maximize freshness and longevity and enjoy the bouquet.
Steps to a successful bouquet:
Size your FTD bouquet to fit your vase, cutting stems at an angle for maximum water uptake. Remove any foliage falling below the water line.
Add flower preservative to fresh room temperature water. Gently remove any bruised outer protective petals from roses.
Some of the flowers in my bouquet arrived in bud form, and were fully open in three days. To keep the flowers looking fresh while waiting for the buds to open, I changed the water daily.
If you don’t have any floral preservative you can make your own: Mix 1 part lemon-lime soda (not diet, providing essential sugar and citric acid), 3 parts of water, and a tablespoon of bleach (to keep bacteria down).
To celebrate Mother’s Day, I have a make-ahead Strawberry-Almond French Toast Casserole~ easy for Dad or the kids to assemble for Mother’s Day brunch! You can find the recipe, HERE.
Mother’s Day Table Details:
Dinnerware / Mikasa English Countryside
Flatware / Oneida Community Evening Star
Chargers / HomeGoods, several years ago
Quilted coverlet / Bed, Bath & Beyond, used here
Napkins / HomeGoods
Napkin Rings / Consignment
Flowers provided by FTD for promotional consideration.
You can find Mother’s Day Bouquets from FTD, here.