Parties & Flowers…

After a long week of traveling and hotel rooms, it was nice to be home.

Although that only gave me 12 hours to plan a party for 60 that was taking place in our home Friday evening at 6.  I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, I’m what people common refer to as a “procrastinator.”  So around 11 I start making magic happen.  Stressful magic.

 

mini-orchid

For me, the most important factor of a party is the flowers.  And the bar.  But aesthetically the flowers.

So I started with a little baby orchid on the mail table when you walk in…

hydrangeas

gorgeously abundant hydrangeas in the living room (I loved the contrast of the vase with the white flowers)…

peonies

a spray of white tulips and budding magenta peonies in the dining room…

orchid & barley

and a huge potted white orchid & puggle (photo-bomb) to greet people as they come in.

peonies & tulips

As for procrastinating, I think it makes my brain work faster.  That and I’ll just offer you an extra large glass of wine so you won’t notice I forgot to buy napkins…

 

More Flowers Please…

For the party tonight I went to my favorite flower shop, which, fortunately, is across the street.  I did a mix of pale pink peonies, english garden roses, wildflowers, gerber daisies, orchids and hydrangeas.

After perusing bar carts on Pintrest yesterday, I decided to play around with mine.  I thought these huge roses would be perfect.