Remember how I was talking about re-using and also nature? This brings those topics home all the way. I used these hydrangea leaves as a border for the plates. They will not last too long. I believe I had them cut off of the plant and under the plates for about 3 hours and they were still nice and shiny. But, any longer there would be some wilting. So if you are looking to use real leaves in this way, have it be one of the last things you put on the table before your own summer tea party is ready to start.
I added the moss squares and candles to make there be different levels of height for the table. I think when setting up something like this you have to keep a few things in mind. One, decorate in a circle. There is no front, back or side. With it being in the center all angles need to be front and center. Two, having things in a neat line is not recommended. Having a slightly skewed set up allows the flow to work. Lastly, giving the eye many places to land. Which is bringing in the different heights that I spoke about already.
As you can see, Nora showed up in her Sunday’s best. Poofy dress and all. The boy’s, well… they showed up with smiles on their faces. They were even eager to partake in this tea party, regardless of all of the pink and flowers. That is more then I was expecting.