Elizabeth's Table: Ode to sunflowers

Note: Name of this series has changed! The pictures are still as lovely as ever, though! I had a birthday last week, and a very sweet friend brought me a bouquet of sunflowers (just the thing to brighten the transition into my late twenties, right?).

They were a happy addition to my decor, but eventually the stems wilted and they could hardly hold their pretty heads up. The flowers were still so vibrant that it seemed a shame to toss them out, so I found a way to enjoy them for a little longer- and then designed a tablescape to match!

Tall green martini glasses served as elegant new stems for the sunflowers and made a statement at each place setting. A loose scattering of tissue paper petals was a fun way to continue the sunflower theme in lieu of a table runner.

The result is a summery tablescape that puts a new spin on "cheers!"

Elizabeth Lockhart is an events & interiors stylist living in Berkeley, California with a mad scientist (her husband) and two bad cats (Matilda & Phineas). She delights in flea markets, curiosities, old-fashioned design, and blogging about all of the above at Shock the Bourgeois.