The Arrangers’ Guild met on February 21, 2023, for Class 4.
At 10:00 a.m., Linda Hensler, Director, called the meeting to order.
Linda reminded students of the upcoming Spring Festival on April 8, 2023, at the Palm Coast High school and that the Arrangers’ Guild will have a booth to demonstrate floral arrangements, which will be for sale as they are completed.
Linda also announced that St. Augustine Garden Club is having a Flower Show on April 28, 2023, at their Garden Club on Old Moultrie Road, off Route 1. Perhaps members would like to do a road trip.
Today’s class was on Table Designs. There are two types:
Functional Design – a sit-down table setting.
Exhibition Design – a creative design
Our instructor was Penny Decker, who explained the two designs and created examples of each type.
Functional Design: Dinner plate, glassware or cup and saucer, placemat, and napkin.
Exhibition Design: Table is done for an artistic effect; you need a plate but do not need a napkin. It is to suggest the service of food and plant materials used as needed for the overall design.
For a Functional Design, napkin goes on the left, knife and spoon on the right, and glassware on the top right.
When doing table settings, you want contrast. You use two-size plates to show depth and you must have a napkin for the functional table. The napkin can be on a plate, but not when using a tray with a plate.
For a Buffet table setting of four, on top of your tablecloth, you can use a runner that has texture and contrast to each. You must have a serving dish and use tall items to decorate, such as: seahorses, starfishes, and candle holders (you must use battery light candles in a flower show).
You can use accessories to create interest. However, if you put them in your design, you could take them away and still have a good design.
Class 5 will be on March 21, 2023, featuring accessories, features, and bases with Instructor Margaret Kirkpatrick.
Article submitted by: Nancy Iandoli
Photos Submitted by: Nancy Iandoli