How-To's

Tulips For Your Table

February 23, 2016

Tabletop Tips

Sometimes your inspiration starts with just a sprinkle of an idea, or some beautiful linens, or heirloom china. Sometimes it’s the season or the special occasion. And for me, more times then not it starts with the flowers… in this case tulips! My tulips are so bright, fresh and colorful you can almost hear them say “look at me”, so I kept everything else neutral and organic.

Burlap Table Runner with Tulip Arrangement Centerpiece

Using a burlap table runner instead of a full tablecloth keeps most of the warm wood of the farm table exposed, adding to the rustic feel.

Mix & Match

I have so many pieces that I have collected over the years, and I use them all of the time in different ways. Green Depression glass has just the right amount of color—it’s there but in a soft, gentle way.

Green Depression Glass

Save the Scraps

Small scraps of burlap from a previous project provided just the right touch, cradling the crisp white cotton napkin.

Wired Ribbon Napkin Ring with Burlap and Tulip

Wired ribbon is so easy to use. Just a small piece is all that’s needed to “tie it all together” for each place setting.

Burlap and Tulip Napkin Holder