When our friends came for dinner, I didn’t get around to setting the table until 10 minutes before they arrived.

I used my standard gray tablecloth, that has become my all-time favorite now. I quickly set the table, and grabbed the black and white napkins off of the back patio area. And of course my Dollar Store goblets.

I looked around my yard to see what was in bloom. Right before me were 2 gorgeous lavender bushes.

How to Create a Centerpiece Using Lavender

1. Fill a low-line vase with water.

2. Cut lavender at different lengths, around 6-8 inches long.

3. Lay the lavender around the perimeter of the vase.

4. Enjoy the beauty.

The table came together in less than 5 minutes.

By the way, I just love lavender and green together. It reminds me of my bedroom as a little girl where I grew up right outside of Medford, Oregon – green shag carpet and purple walls. I shared my room with my sister – she had the clean side, I had the messy side – but the good thing is we each had our own closet.

The closet at the house we grew up in still has the brown label with my name inside. :)

I know many women say they are “not” creative, but really, you just have to look around at nature and see what you can snip and capture in a vase of water.

Sometimes we don’t have the time to sit and enjoy our backyards and summertime plants, but when we bring them a little closer, like to our dining tables, we can’t help but enjoy the beauty.

I often find myself staring at the centerpiece, as simple as it can be!

When’s the last time you looked around your yard and brought something beautiful to the table?

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