“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows/Where oxlips and the nodding violet grow/Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine/With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream makes much of the season’s flowers (see above), and it’s not hard to understand why. Summer brings so many blossoms to the peak of loveliness, and it does the same for our vegetable gardens and our fruits. This makes it the perfect time to host a dinner party or any such gathering that takes its inspiration from June’s easy elegance, it’s sense of romance and sensuality. We here at Neubauer’s Flowers aren’t talking a backyard BBQ (though those are great); no, we mean a casually sophisticated event that is lit by candlelight or moonlight. Where the table is laden with platters of salmon, dishes of ceviche, cups of sorbet. Where the bright flavors of summer are captured in food and in flowers.
And for the latter, we give you Spring Wishes. The four pastel painted jars nestled here contrast beautifully with the rustic tin that holds them all together. The pretty pinks, yellows, greens and peaches come from a variety of blossoms that feel as though they were just plucked from the garden. The understated elegance here is presented in low, centerpiece form, both promoting conversation over it and likely becoming a conversation piece itself.
Plan a June dinner party that captures the spirit of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, enchanting your guests for a few hours.