Smell The Roses…

Published February 11, 2016

set-a-romantic-table-sundayThe giving of red roses on Valentine’s Day has been a tradition for many years.

Red roses are the classic symbol of romance so why not take a little time to set a table for a romantic dinner this Valentine’s Day?

Here’s a quick and easy idea to make your table exude elegance and romance this year.

All supplies may be found in your local grocery store. It’s that easy.


Three square clear glass vases
Wet floral foam
Greens (from your garden or artificial from the grocery store floral department)
12 red roses
Sharp knife or floral scissors
Optional: floral preservative

If possible, look for red roses that do not have long stems. The long stem variety tends to be a bit pricier and is not necessary for this idea.

To begin, soak your floral foam in the floral preservative for 30 minutes. Cut the foam to fit inside the glass vase making sure there is enough room around the inside perimeter for the greens to fit into.

Cut your artificial green tape or fresh greens to fit inside the edges of the clear vase. Place inside. Place the wet floral foam inside the green perimeter and add fresh, room-temperature water.

Cut the roses to short stems and insert into the vases. If the vase is large enough then add four roses to each of the three vases.

Place the three vases in a row down the centre of your table and scatter tea lights around them.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. She also runs Blu Dog Staging Redesign.