This calming arrangement of Mayapples, Rhododendron buds, and Spirea is an elegant centerpiece for the most sophisticated occasion.  Without regard to color or flower choices, this mixed-green design is created with three contrasting types of leaves.  Its simple style is easily achieved in less than 10 minutes by even the most novice designer.

Initially, I intended to add flowers to the foliage but concluded the leafy greens made a greater statement alone - similar to the way they grow in the forest.  The natural appeal of these woodland specimens is complemented by an antique wooden container.  Another advantage to this piece is its ability to match any dish, table, or decor pattern all the while inspiring a relaxed environment.

Taking time to slow down and make a fresh table arrangement makes casual dinners effortless and ordinary days more special.