Fresh flowers are standard in all my parties at home. Whether it’s a merienda for one person, dinner for 4 or a party for 100, I always incorporate floral centerpieces in my table decor. I always have one or more flower arrangements. Sometimes I don’t even spend a peso. I pick from the garden or from our neighbor’s fence.
When Edmund turned 50, I paid the florist 10,500 for his custom pieces which were arranged right here at our house.
Weird din naman ako, at our 25th wedding anniversary, I didn’t spend a lot on flowers for the tables, sabi ko kay K by Cunanan, whatever was included free in the food package eh yun na lang. Nagkuripot! Pero when we had our 30th anniversary dinner on our roof deck, I splurged on the most beautiful and rare flowers. Wala naman kaming bisita, kami lang apat. Wala naman ibang nakakita. He he.
I have quite a number of crystal vases at home. I wash them with soap and water before use to keep the prism sparkling clean and shiny.
Instead of asking a professional florist to do the arrangements, I just cut the stems depending on the height of the vases and I just stick the stems in and put water. Simple lang. Flowers are innately beautiful, they don’t need extra beautifying. Ma-o-over na. Kahit nga isang stem lang, stick it on a glass of water, pretty na rin.
After doing the 3rd goblet, I realized hmmm this is hard work. I am tired, 6 more to go.
Rest muna, even with the aircon on, I could still feel the summer heat.