With Easter just a couple of days away, Spring table decor has been on our minds. We always throw a big brunch for our family and friends, and even though we spend a lot of time thinking about flowers, we never actually have time to put together a beautifully decorated table amidst all the party-prep chaos. So we asked our favorite local plantwhisperer, Alea Joy of Solabee Flowers, to do the creative work for us. (If you ever have the chance to visit Solabee's spacious, light- and plant-filled storefront, do yourself a favor and go next time you're in Portland. They have the most incredible selection of houseplants, and our favorite flower display in town.) Using Plover linens as a starting point, Alea quickly came up with 3 floral arrangements to make our table pop, and shared some floral how-to along the way.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF SMALLER, LOWER ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE TABLE, SO PEOPLE CAN SEE EACH OTHER OVER THE CENTERPIECES?
It's nice to look down through the arrangements and be able to see the table. It will bring out the fabrics more. You can also get more bang for your buck—one stem can be cut in half to make two.
WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE SPRING FLOWERS?
The hellebores. Fritillaria meleagris. Fritillaria imperialis. And ranunculus—they are the best thing in the world, they make everything better.