Styling a floral table setting

There's a reason why I don't go that often to the flower market, and that's because I always end up with my apartment looking like a flower shop!

Which is not such a bad thing, isn't it?

I was there a couple of weeks ago and this time I've decided to do a floral inspired table setting. Hope you'll like it!


  1. Various jars and glasses
  2. 3 types of flowers of your choice
  3. Gardening scissors
  4. Tableware: plates, cutlery, napkins
  5. Place cards (download them here)


Gather a bunch of jars and glasses that you have at home. They don't need to match, in fact the more variety the better. I've used anything from shots glasses, regular glasses, apothecary jars, mason jars, glass juice bottles etc. Play with different heights and shapes.


Fill all glasses and jars with water. If you'd like your flowers to last a bit longer, you can add a tablespoon of vodka in a liter of water. I know it's weird but it helps preserve fresh-cut flowers.


Start by cutting the stems shorter to fit the jars. Don't get too precise, play with different heights, and variety of flowers.


Keep adding flowers and greenery until you're happy with the result.


Place the tableware as you prefer. I decided to add folded napkins on top of the plates with some flowers and place cards.

You can download here the place cards I've used.

*Print on any A4 white card stock  (preferably between 200 - 300gsm)

Looking at that floral cocktail?

Click here for the recipe.


I'd love to see your pics and know if you enjoyed this post!

Tag me in your photos @foreignrooftops.

comments (8)

Shannon Schroecker
May 27, 2017 Reply

This is gorgeous - so smart to use different types of glassware... and the pics are amazing

    Valentina | ForeignRooftops
    May 27, 2017 Reply

    Thank you so much Shannon! Have a lovely day!

May 27, 2017 Reply

Love this ! So gorgeous !

    Valentina | ForeignRooftops
    May 30, 2017 Reply


May 27, 2017 Reply

Wow! So pretty!

May 30, 2017 Reply

Great tips! I love the color choice. I'm going to have to try the vodka trick next time I've got fresh flowers in the house!

- Katie

Erin Fuller
May 31, 2017 Reply

This looks so great. I love picking up fresh cut flowers and doing the same thing. Definitely going to use your printable cards and try them out on some of my tablescapes.

June 29, 2017 Reply

Looks adorable Valentina! I especially like the idea with the place cards.

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