I have been dreaming about eating dinner outside for about a month now. We finally got some beautifully warm weather that allowed us to dine outside with our friends. Now that we have our new garden I find myself decorating it for a dinner party the way I would decorate any room in my house. It's an outdoor room that I want to adorn with flowers. And because it is a rather compact space, it is easy for flowers to have an impact. The garden was our background and we had the most glorious night eating outside.
The table set for dinner
I called on one of my favorite florists Holly Flora to make some arrangements for me. Holly Vesecky came to the house on Saturday and created some beautiful garden moments, inside and out. She brought some gorgeous peonies and put them in almost every arrangement. There is something so romantic about these flowers. They really have a sumptuous beauty!
I moved the begonias to the patio to decorate our eating area
These plants decorated the barbecue area
Another little floral touch
The trumpet vine is finally starting to get established on the pergola above our patio
I also wanted flowers inside the house. Here are some more arrangements done by Holly, all featuring peonies. This one is in the entry way. I always find that her arrangements remind me of a Dutch still life painting.
Another hallway table
Powder Room vignette
Family room where we had coffee
Another view of this arrangement
Now that the dinner party is over I get to enjoy all the flowers outside and inside. They really set the stage and created the right mood for our alfresco dinner. My spirits are still high as I enjoy all the scenes of beauty created by Holly Flora.