The majority of Diva Entertains posts will be recipes. However, here and there I’m going to slip in simple entertaining tips and ideas. Things I call “Little Touches”. That have ‘big’ impact. Like place setting ideas. Today, specifically, Bud Vase place settings.
Although I’ve never been a collector, as of late I’ve been collecting bud vases. I love the look of having little bouquets or single stem flowers throughout my house. And when we have company I love using them for dinner place settings.
I typically don’t set the table with all bud vases matching, instead I sort of ‘mix-and-match’. Some bud vases were purchased specifically as bud vases (I’ve purchased them at gift stores, Michaels, on Ebay, etc.). Others were glass vessels that I simply felt could be used as bud vases. This includes inexpensive shot glasses (Target), jam jars (once the contents have been used) and other small glass food or beverage containers that had a unique shape. It’s amazing how these little gems can transform ordinary place settings into elegant place settings.
You can use the same flower(s) in each vase, or mix and match a ‘set of flowers’ (all flowers here were from the same store-bought bouquet). Or use different flowers but all in the same shades of a particular color.
For parties (weddings, events, birthday parties) that include a formal sit-down meal I love using bud vase place card holders (see below). The coiled wire with pearl detail actually firmly holds a place card. (As an aside, the table that holds all the place card looks so beautiful as the guests enter the reception).
And once last “little touch” idea. A bud vase next to the sink in your bathroom (or the sinks in the bathrooms of where ever you are holding your event) is nice extra touch. One that will be noticed and remembered.
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