There could not possibly be a better combination; fine art mixed with flowers.
I met artist Haley Farris through Instagram a few months back. She posted about her paper hearts. I love the color combinations paired with the texture of the torn paper. There are many possibilities as to where these little beauties could be used.
We teamed up for a giveaway right before Valentine's Day and the colors in her art gave me great inspiration for the flower combination in the arrangement of flowers.
I used variegated blue and green hydrangeas. Their soft coloring reminds me of the new "ombre" trend; white fades into blue and blue fades into the softest green. I soaked the soft baby pink roses in just a little bit of warm water the night before to open their blooms and then used hot pink spray roses for a great contrast. For texture, I used bright purple decorative cabbages still on their stems.
The colors of the flowers touched on every color that Haley included in her torn paper hearts. Red ticking is so versatile. It works so well with red items, but the optical illusion it gives in a ticking stripe makes it appear to be pink.
This placemat and napkin (napkin used under the salad plate for color layering) are actually the reverse side of our Cardinal Toile placemat that is so popular at Christmas. Definitely a great value with versatile use.
I paired all of this with a simple white linen dinner napkin, faux mother of pearl flatware and black and white dishes. A sweetheart place setting!
Placemat & Napkins: amymontgomeryhome.com (Christmas)
Flatware & Dishes: Personal Collection