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Tablescapes can range from simple monochromatic spreads to intensely layered. I always like somewhere a bit in the middle. I don’t have a cabinet filled with different glasses, flatware and dishes, so I like to dress up a table with florals to draw attention to that. In this setting, I decided to do a variety of different small arrangements to fill up the center of the table.

I purchased all of the flowers, which are a combination of spray roses, white roses and different colored dahlias at Trader Joes for about $40. I kept everything else very plain and simple, using white dishes and a grey linen tablecloth. I paired the flowers with white pillar candles at varying heights to create a dynamic table without spending a fortune.

The flowers were the only place I added color, so I really wanted punchy hues. Combining white flowers with a range of peach, light and dark purples and pink helped soften the sea of color. For the vases, anything goes. I used small milk jars, tall hobnail vases and hammered gold cups.

There is no limit on the amount of arrangements you can place on the table. I have seen some that are so layered, it reads as one giant centerpiece which can look beautiful. I spaced mine out a bit to allow room for the candles, but easily could have added four more small vases.


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