Ideas for your Table: Easter Edition

Spring can be a very busy time of year.  Easter is quickly sneaking up on us (only 5 days to go!).  If you are entertaining this holiday weekend, we’ve gathered a few ideas for centerpieces that will make a beautiful statement on your Easter table!  Whether you are hosting for brunch, dinner or maybe an entire weekend, these beautiful blooms will make the perfect impression on your holiday guests!


When I think of Easter, the first thing that comes to mind is the fun and excitement of a big Easter Egg Hunt!  This centerpiece, made with a mix of sweet peas and geranium leaves, plays off of the Easter Egg tradition, and for an extra holiday touch, you could even dye the eggs before creating your lovely centerpiece!

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One of our own designs here at Matlack Florist, the “Pastel Garden” makes for the perfect Easter centerpiece with it’s elongated design and pastel colors!  This beautiful assortment of garden flowers includes roses, hydrangea, daisies, calla lilies, stock, kale and waxflower, with a touch of curly willow.


Daffodils are one of my favorite sights after a long, cold winter.  Seeing this beautiful sign of spring’s arrival is always an indication that Easter isn’t too far away!  This simple daffodil topiary is a quick and easy way to bring flowers to your table.  Imagine three of these fun topiaries spread down the center of your table!

 

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Meet the Colors of 2016!

Introducing Pantone’s picks for 2016 Color…ahem…Colors of the year!  This year, Pantone chose not only one color of the year – they picked two!

And the winners are ::drum roll please::   Rose Quartz and Serenity!!

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This pair of hues is quite the change from last year’s rich, dramatic Marsala.  The soft, romantic Rose Quartz, when paired with the cool and calm Serenity, invoke a soothing, dreamy feeling.

If you are looking for a way to incorporate this pair of pretty pastels into your big day, look no further!!  We’ve scoured the internet for some of our favorite floral inspirations for the year ahead!

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Late Summer Wedding in Cranberry and Blush

Lexi and Dan recited their vows to each other on a gorgeous late summer day at Saint Thomas of Villanova, followed by a reception at the Aronimink Golf Club.  The beauty of this particular day was captured through the lens of Ashley Bartoletti Photography, who was kind enough to share with us her photographs of our floral work for this lovey occasion.

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The bride requested a gorgeous assortment of flowers in a cranberry/blush color scheme.  Her bouquet included white hydrangea (as a base), white astilbe, white ranunculus, white and soft pink roses, pink waxflower, seeded eucalyptus, and burgundy dahlias.

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Celebrate National Pumpkin Day!

It’s that exciting time of year again!  The temperatures are cooling, leaves are changing colors, and the holiday season is creeping in!  But one little known holiday may have eluded your calendar, and it’s today:  National Pumpkin Day!

To help celebrate fall’s favorite fruit (yes, you read that right – fruit!), we’ve brought you a collection of our favorite ideas for decorating your pumpkins!

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Carve It:  For a classic take on pumpkin decoration, grab your knife and start carving! You don’t have to stick with the traditional jack-o-lantern. We love these ideas of carving your home address or monogram into a pumpkin for a grown-up punch of Halloween on your front porch!

Paint It:  For the more artistic type, pull out your paintbrushes and get to work!  Use paint and fun embellishments to create different patterns on your pumpkins.  From stripes and diamonds to a more intricate design, anything goes to give your pumpkin some personality!

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Romantic Wedding in Pinks and Whites

Introducing Amanda and Mike, who were married on a beautiful spring day this past May! The romantic ceremony and reception were held at Mendenhall Inn in Delaware, and Amy Tucker Photography perfectly captured the beauty and excitement of the day.

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The bridal bouquet was crafted in pale shades of pinks and whites, to include full white peonies, soft pink ranunculus, pale pink roses, dusty miller, viburnum and light touches of babies breath.

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Autumn Inspiration for Your Front Porch!

The fall season is a favorite here at Matlack Florist!  It is marked by the arrival of vibrantly-colored mums, pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, cornstalks, straw bales and so much more fun fall harvest decor.  With so many elements to this season, there are oh so many ways to create beautiful home displays that stretch from the first day of fall through the Thanksgiving holiday!

Whether you are looking for ideas to entice trick-or-treaters or to welcome family and friends into your home for a holiday feast, read on to find the perfect festive fall decor ideas for your front porch!

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There are certain autumnal elements that really bring the season in for us. This front porch display includes them all: Cornstalks accented with a Fall Bow, a 9″ Mum in a Clay Pot, and Pumpkins, Gourds and Indian Corn all sitting atop a Straw Bale.  When all of these elements are gathered and displayed together, what you get is the perfect fall display!

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This beautiful window box includes the perfect balance of mums, ornamental peppers, kale, sweet potato vine and a mix of mini pumpkins and gourds. We added a decorative metal coneflower accent for the final touch!

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Chic Pink and Gray Wedding

Let us introduce you to newlyweds Devon and Anthony, who came to us for the floral work for their May wedding. If you were to ask a crowd what their favorite flowers are, you would be likely to hear peonies, hydrangea, roses, and calla lilies as your most popular answers.  Well, this wedding includes them all, in beautiful shades of pink and white.

Reiner Photography perfectly captured the beauty of this celebration, which was held at Penn Oaks Golf Club.  The ceremony took place at Notre Dame de Lourdes.

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Inspiration: Pallets

Pallets seem to be a hot commodity these days in the DIY market!  Not only can you make some fun upcycled furniture, but they’ve become increasingly popular to use in the garden! We’ve collected a few of our favorite flower-centric pallet projects to share with you here!  Simply follow the links to find the how-to’s for each of these projects!!


Perfect for a DIY beginner, this project couldn’t be easier! Simply find a pallet that is in good shape, spray paint in the color of your choice, and use the pallet as a shelving unit for your plants! We love the orange and yellow color combo in this photo!!

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They say a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.  Well, the same goes for your potting bench!!  This garden tool organizer is the perfect solution!

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Intimate Peach and White Wedding

Meet Erin and Eric, who were married this May!

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Their intimate wedding was held at the Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast, an historic mansion tucked away on the edge of West Chester borough.  Erin wanted a simple, yet elegant, collection of peach and white flowers in her bridal bouquet.  We crafted a bouquet that included white hydrangea, white peonies, white roses with splashes of peach ranunculus and peach spray roses, all tied together with a white satin ribbon.

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Sweet Pink and White Wedding

The sweet pinks and creamy colors of this wedding softly whisper elegance and romance. The beautiful bride’s bouquet was crafted with light pink peonies and roses, accented by white hydrangea, with stems wrapped in white satin ribbon.

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