White flowers and vases on a tray with books.

Updating The Entry Table With Flowers

Today I’m sharing a simple way of updating the entry table with flowers. Coming home to fresh flowers in the entry can make a challenging day seem so much brighter. These make me smile every time I walk through the door.

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Updating the entry table with flowers.


Use A Variety of Vases

The first step in creating an entry table arrangement is gathering a variety of vases. Although, truth be told only one of those containers is actually a vase. Three are bottles and one is a drinking glass. If you enjoy recycling, it will make you look at those bottles on the salad dressing aisle in a whole new way.

For a similar look, this six piece vase set with unique shapes is really pretty.


Variety of vases holding white flowers.


Picking Flowers

The next step is deciding on flowers. I picked a variety of white and green flowers of different shapes that compliment each other even in their separate containers. Talk about flowers with personality. The green and white ranunculus with ruffles creates a fun mix with lilacs and mums.


Up close view of flowers with a map in the background.


The vintage looking map chart over the entry table has a wide range of colors, so just about any flower will work. It’s always a good idea to think about art work when coordinating flowers.

Decorating tip: For a simple flower display try Gerber Daisies, one or two in each vase and vary the height of the stems.

One huge advantage of creating a flower arrangement in multiple vases is how simple it is to refresh the water. Sometimes that’s hard to do with a big arrangement. I have found flowers will last almost twice as long, when I remember to replace the water every few days.

Going along with the white monochromatic theme of flowers I added a few books with painted covers. For instructions see the post, How To Painted Book Covers.


Entry table with flowers on a tray.


Displaying Flowers On Trays

The final step in creating an arrangement is deciding on using a tray or not. I try to be proactive in protecting table tops and use trays in almost every room.

galvanized tray like this one doesn’t take up much space and can be used on all types of surfaces.


Top view of white flowers and vases on a tray.


I’ve noticed displays with glass vases with greenery a lot lately. Have you?  I thinking about trying that as well on the entry table or maybe on the mantel. In the post Ideas For Decorating With Green, I displayed big leaves in a bottle on the coffee table, believe it or not they still look perfectly healthy. Amazing how long greenery will last when compared to flowers.


Flowers and books on a tray.


Over the years I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty of flowers more and more. It’s probably because I’m so lousy at growing them. I did plant three hydrangea bushes yesterday and have two coming up from last year so hopefully I’ll have enough to cut during the summer. Wish me luck!

Of course having a blog gives me a convenient excuse to use flowers and I enjoy how happy they look in every room. I may not have flowers every week but try to have them on the entry table as often as possible.


Updating an entry table with beautiful flowers.


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10 thoughts on “Updating The Entry Table With Flowers

  1. Cindy says:

    Just lovely Michelle! I’ve never heard of ranunculis flowers until just recently. An IG account I follow shows how to draw and watercolor them. You might be interested since you watercolor too – Shayda Campbell is her name. They are just so pretty! Your green ones are so unique!! Love the post!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Good to know Cindy, I’ll look her up. I’ve tried painting ranunculus but they are not quite worth sharing yet lol.

  2. amberlyonferguson2017 says:

    Your flower displays are always so pretty! Good luck with your hydrangea bushes. I look forward to seeing you style some blooms this summer!

  3. jenna says:

    Great post – I think flowers and plants are such a great way to bring some nature into the home. I am a huge fan of sunflowers over the summer! Thanks for sharing!
    -Jenna ♥
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