Party Basics, Style Recipes and
Favorite Sources for Special Occasions

Egg Salad

Tin Can Vases

Monogram Coasters

B&W Oilcloth Table

Raspberry Ice Cubes

Blue Water Centerpiece

Easy Flower Centerpiece

Sun Tea

Acrylic Napkin Ring

Tin Lanterns

Colorful Disposables

Photo © Alison Rosa

Easy Flower Centerpiece

A glass compote is a footed bowl meant to serve desserts, I love to use my compote for easy centerpieces. Its shallow but wide mouth makes it an easy vessel to hold simple bunches of flowers. Cosmos, a fabulous field flower is available by the bunch at farm stands and markets once summer peaks.


Glass compote:
Flower clippers:

Tip: Remove all leaves from the stem of the flower that will rest below the water line to retard bacteria growth in the water. After a few days, clip an inch from the bottom of the stems and replenish with fresh water for a long-lasting arrangement.