The uncut hydrangeas from South America were set to arrive on Saturday, the day before Easter. When I got home from shopping at 5 p.m. that day, there were no flowers at my doorstep. ARGGGGGGHHHHHHH.
I hopped in my car and went to every nearby florist and Whole Foods to find hydrangeas in hopes of still being able to execute my plan. Turns out hydrangeas are a scarce commodity the night before Easter. Go figure.
With that said, I had to shift. What I found at the store was bunches of white Spider mums, white asters, and white pom poms. I had a ton of cut greens for some reason at home. When I got home at about 8 p.m., I turned from normal everyday girl with a job and blog into a Saturday evening florist.
I completely made this up. I put clear vases in long wood boxes and started with the spider mums in the center and asters and pom poms on the side. I added eucalyptus and some other greenery and was ready to go. I say this as if it happened easily. All of the flowers had to be cut, leaves trimmed, rubber banding groups of them together so they stayed in place just so. It was an ordeal. I was up until 11 p.m. making my centerpieces and all of the other flowers arrangements around the house. There were about 12 arrangements between the bedrooms, bathrooms, dining rom, breakfast nook, den, living room, outdoor lounge coffee table, upstairs patio…you get it…I went over the top.
So the day came… the tables looked amazing and the family had a delightful time. Everything was going according to the (new) plan, until… I went into the kitchen to grab something and chipped my front tooth with a kitchen utensil during the middle of the party. I was in such a good mood…I laughed it off! Even though I looked kind of like a pirate for the rest of Easter with my chipped tooth, I was happy…the flowers and the centerpieces looked amazing! That’s all that matters, right?!
Even though mine was totally unplanned, you can create a similar table setting by shopping these suggestions (below)!
The moral of the story here is that plan, plan, plan as we may…we can never plan everything perfectly. Go with the flow…I did (with no hydrangeas and a chipped tooth) and had one of the best times living in the moment and enjoying my family and loved ones…
Needless to say, this spring centerpiece means much more to me than just a tabletop adornment!!!