If you're ever in need of a super quick yet stunning summer centerpiece, you know, one that's a little bit elegant or even dramatic, well here you have it my friends! Of course it does help if you have everything you need on hand, which is one of the pluses of being a pack rat stylist like myself!
Mazel tov! Last week a neighbor's son got married, and so we, the neighbors (35 or so families), sponsored one of the sheva brachas, the week of festive meals that takes place after the wedding. As you can well imagine I was called upon to do the centerpieces, the bride's chair (and a Moroccan carrot salad.) No problem really, I already have more than enough vases filled with my giant paper flowers, which have held up fabulously for an entire year, and that together with my footed platter, some decorative fruit, including some of my gilded apples, and a few colored tea light lanterns, enabled me to pull it all off on one of the busiest days of the year!
- a footed platter, sort of like a cake stand with a rim, great for so many things!
- an assortment of decorative fruit, including some you've painted and gilded yourself, and a few strands of miniature apples
- colored glass tea light holders
- some ribbon to wrap around the platter, I had already done this for the last occasion
Without too much thought, just put the tea light holders in the center and place fruit around to fill the empty spaces. Can't get much simpler than that!
And funny enough, when I was thinking of a title for this project, I was thinking of calling it a midsummer's night centerpiece since it does have that sort of Grecian decadence to it. And then I got to thinking, well when is midsummer anyway? And it turns out that midsummer is any day now, as are the celebrations for summer solstice and midsummer night in some of the countries way up north! Enjoy.