Tabletop Tuesday: Shop From Nature’s Store

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by Candace Brower

As much as I love going to a flower market for my tabletop design, I’d much rather go to nature’s store and pick out what’s blooming. Camellias are in full bloom here in Savannah so I decided to let them inspire the table design AND the cake topper AND the setting for my little impromptu garden party. These camellias were just the right price.
Spring Garden Party from Libbie Summers
I drug an old table outside and nestled it into the blooming camellia bush, then picked a few from the surrounding bushes to lay down the middle of the table for a live runner.
Camellia Cake Topper from Libbie Summers
A single beautiful bloom was perfect to float in a vintage tea cup for a make shift cake topper. If you’re not from where camellias grow, you may not know that they are a very buggy bloom. Even after rinsing with water, I didn’t want to risk any bugs on my beautiful cake, so I floated the bloom in the tea cup!
Camellia Cake Topper from Libbie Summers
I piled vintage china, flatware, wine glasses and torn fabric napkins on the table amongst the flowers.

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For a take away gift, I dropped a few blooms in a simple ball jar with a lid painted bright pink. How stinkin’ cute is this and how great would a bunch of them grouped together be for a centerpiece?

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