Since our formal dining room is bare bones, no extra seating, no art (until the end of this month), no window treatments, no chandelier (until October), I’ve avoided the room by closing it off with the pocket door that leads to the kitchen until I find what to do. Unfortunately, when guests come to visit, they want a tour or they will sit in the formal living room (which is coming along nicely by the way) with the bare bones dining room in their line of vision. So when guests come over, I do what I can to ensure that it doesn’t look like a forgotten room. The fastest way to dress up a bare table is with a pretty printed scarf as a table runner and fresh flowers, in this case a dozen roses from The Bouqs. The Bouqs is an easy and time effective flower ordering service that cuts fresh flowers direct from the source, cutting out the middle men, making your flowers not only last that much longer but also that much cheaper. So in the meantime, I can still serve tea for my guests in my bare dining room without feeling guilty about the lack of decor. This is the simplest way to decorate with scarves.
These roses lasted almost two full weeks by cutting the ends in a diagonal, changing the water to a cool temp every two-three days, and putting in one uncoated aspirin into the water. Once they started wilting, however, I tried them together and hung them upside down. Once they dried out, I sprayed them with hair spray, cut off the buds, and placed them in this beautiful Tiffany’s bowl I received as a house warming gift.
This post was not sponsored but it does contain affiliate links and I did receive the roses with compliment of The Bouqs.