Here’s how I was able to transform my patio over the course of about 20 hours:
As you all know, I don’t pride myself in my flower arranging abilities, but I found 6-7 foot tall silver dollar eucalyptus branches from the flower mart — and voilà! A centerpiece! I bought 4 bunches at $7 per bunch. Each bunch had about 4 branches. I used clear super tall vases, which I purchased from the mart for $15 each.
After trimming any extra leaves off the bottom of the branches, I placed stones in the bottom of the tall vases and put two branches in each vase. I later used the extra trimmed pieces of eucalyptus as garland alongside some twisted plaid ribbon down the center of the table.
Other than renting the raw linen table drapes, I used my own white plates, silverware, bamboo folding chairs ($23/piece), and crystal stemware from Williams Sonoma.
Other details included votives, hurricane candle holders, and linen napkins, which I made that day (er, morning) by cutting cococozy fabric into 18″x18″ squares. It’s always fun to incorporate my own textile designs into the table wherever I can!
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