The Arrangers’ Guild Meeting, February 21, 2023, Class 4

The Arrangers’ Guild met on February 21, 2023, for Class 4.

At 10:00 a.m., Linda Hensler, Director, called the meeting to order.

The Arrangers' Guild Meeting, February 21, 2023, Class 4

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.

Items needed:
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

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