Have you ever thought about making statement centerpieces with baby’s breath? Simple silver vases and baby’s breath make elegant centerpieces. Tucked between my son’s wedding in France and the Christmas holiday I was hosting a dinner for family that did not travel to Europe for the wedding. I wanted to make the centerpieces for this restaurant hosted dinner, but it was a funny time of year. The Saturday after Thanksgiving was the time for the dinner, not really Fall decor time, and yet, I didn’t want it to be all Christmassy. I ran around like crazy looking for tall, elegant containers. I finally decided on these tall mercury glass silver vases.
I ordered my baby’s breath from Fifty Flowers, the first time I have ever ordered from them but it certainly won’t be the last! I had my flowers delivered on Tuesday before my dinner. I opened my flowers, re-cut every single stem and put them in fresh water. They were in terrific shape and I will certainly consider using Fifty Flowers again.
I was so very pleased with how these centerpieces turned out, they look like large fluffy snowballs! I think the combination of the single kind of flowers and the mercury glass vase made these an elegant addition to the dinner party.
I began with my tall silver mercury glass vases. This dinner was held in a favorite Italian restaurant and we would be having several items served family style, so I knew I did not want to have large centerpieces down on the tabletop. These tall vases would add elegance to the dinner and would keep the view across the table clear.
I began by soaking my large balls of floral foam in water and then just began sticking the baby’s breath in. I just continued until I got the very full look I wanted and you could not see the green foam at all.
You can see how the baby’s breath fills in so that the foam does not show at all. This is a simple arrangement that anyone can master quite easily.
The elegant centerpieces of baby’s breath set the scene for a lovely classic Winter dinner. A perfect opportunity to celebrate a couple beginning their new life together.