Three Trendy Floral Tablescape Ideas

Most of you know that if I’m not in the kitchen, you can find me in the garden.  My husband and I met while studying horticulture in college (he went into medicine and I cook for a living, funny how life takes you places, right?)  and if you follow my Instagram hashtag #SaraGardensBoise you know I am obsessed with flowers!  In fact, I’ve shared before that I often pick up a fresh bouquet on my regular grocery runs each week, often at Albertsons, because I just think flowers brighten up any space at home.  It doesn’t need to be a special occasion!  You guys know I love growing my own flowers too, and my kitchen table is most often seen with some sort of floral arrangement, like these ones I picked from my yard.  But unfortunately I don’t always have flowers in my own yard, and I definitely don’t have them in ready-to-go arrangements!

That’s why I pretty much dropped my jaw to the floor when I found out that Albertsons wanted to pair me up with celebrity event designer, floral expert and party pro Debi Lilly for an afternoon of floral styling in my very own kitchen.  It was such a treat to meet Debi; this incredibly talented lady has worked with people like Lady Gaga, Martha Stewart and Oprah.  She touches flowers and creates pure magic!

Trendy Floral Tablescapes

Flowers are definitely one of my love languages.  When I need a quick gift for a friend, or I need something to cheer up a neighbor, my go-to are the double F’s: food or flowers.  Every time.  I love adding a really stylish container so the gift keeps giving, after the fresh flowers are gone.

I love it when my own garden is in full bloom and I can go pick there, but otherwise I rely on stores to grab blooms and I cannot tell you how many times I have been disappointed by floral departments in grocery stores.  The one store however, that consistently rocks the florals is Albertsons.

The debi lilly design™collection, available exclusively at the Albertsons family of stores is convenient, and so on-trend.  If you’ve never taken time to check it out, take a walk through the flora department at your local Albertsons and you’ll see what I mean.  Aside from gorgeous styled arrangements, you’ll find the best selection of containers and gift items to go along with it and they are SO affordable.

Trendy floral tablescape

One thing I love about the Debi Lilly brand is that everything is designed to be multi-functional.  So you can grab a gorgeous vase for a flower arrangemen, but then put a candle inside when the flowers are done, or decorate a shelf or outdoor area.

Debi showed me three great looks for summer using easy-to-find products in the debi lilly collection Albertsons stores- can my kitchen table just look like this all the time please?!

This first showcases a look that’s trending right now, which is loose, cottage flowers.  Almost old fashioned, in that stylish hipster way.  Fluffy hydrangeas, stunning roses and striking lilies in shades of creams and whites (look at those blue glass containers!)

Trendy Floral Tablescapes

I also loved the long blades of grass in there.  Debi showed me you can make a simple “loop” like that to add a really modern look to any arrangement.

Stylish Bouquet

One of my favorite things are these Julep Cups.  They’re less than $10 and totally gorgeous.  That little succulent fits perfectly right in there.  Literally took seconds and would look amazing down the center of a table all by themselves.  Debi showed me how they also look great turned upside-down with a battery-operated scented candle sitting on top and I think they’d be lovely filled with a little treat, too.  So many great uses and such a perfect gift.

This second look made me want to throw a bridal shower or a girls’ brunch or something.  I love the bright pink roses and lilies and look at those nautical glass containers- aren’t those the coolest??  They would be so cute on a patio with candles in them.

Trendy Floral Tablescapes

And speaking of candles- look at those PINEAPPLE candles.  Are those not the cutest? They would make an adorable place-setting, or even a little gift for guests.  Again, totally affordable and easy to grab right at the grocery store!

Trendy floral tablescape

Lastly, this vignette just screams summer.  Look at that floral arrangement with all of the sun-shiny yellows and oranges.

Trendy Floral Tablescapes

And those vases.  You don’t even need flowers- grab that pineapple and it looks so great just sitting on a shelf or book case as an accent piece.

Summer Tablescape

There are so many great containers to pick from and everything is created in multiple color schemes and sizes so you can literally grab-and-go.  Those darling mason jars come in several colors and would be SO cute hanging from a garden pergola or artfully scattered on an outdoor dining table with candlelight!  Can’t you just imagine that?

These glass vases are an example of the stunning quality; you can’t tell by the photo but these are heavy. Solid glass that you would expect to cost a fortune from a design retailer, but you can find them right in your local Albertsons store!  Debi showed me some great ways to use tall cylindrical vases like these that I hadn’t thought of before, like doughnuts!  She said she also likes to use them for brunch bars and fill them with things like granola and yogurt and berries; I thought that would be so fun.

Trendy floral tablescape

I could talk about flowers ALL DAY, but you should really just swing into Albertsons to take a look for yourself; it’s honestly one of my favorite places to grab stylish accents for my home and gifts for others.

And lucky for you- Albertsons is going to let one of YOU go grab something gorgeous for your own home!  One lucky reader will win a $25 gift card to grab a stylish accent or floral piece to brighten up your home or gift to someone you love.  We haven’t done a comment entry in a while and we LOVE to hear from you!  Leave a comment on this post telling me your most favorite flowers to have in your home and one of you will win a gift card to use at an Albertsons near you!



This post is in partnership with Albertsons, a store we love and shop at.  All opinions as always, are our own!

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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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  1. I, like you, love ALL flowers! I took a floral design class at BYU and loved bringing home fresh arrangements each week. However, tulips will always hold a special place in my heart since those were the flowers we had at our wedding. I’m currently at my dad’s in Eagle, Idaho and after a year in India my husband and I made our first stop to Albertson’s! It seemed liked we were in heaven!!

  2. Growing up we had peonies growing on the side of our house and those have always been my favorite!

  3. Lilacs are my favorite to have in the house. I’m always sad that their stain is so short, especially where i live.

  4. My all time favorite flower is the yellow rose with pink tips (can’t think of the name, maybe a peace rose?) but I honestly love any fresh flowers in my home. It doesn’t happen often bc we are on a budget and I can’t justify spending $ on something that dies. ?

  5. We live in Arizona where you can’t even grow flowers… it’s sad… but I do love to pickup a bunch of Gladiolas when Trader Joe’s has them… they are beautiful and seem to last quite a while in this heat!

  6. My favorite cute flowers are daisies. They’re so happy and friendly and they last a good long time.

  7. I love love loved those beautiful blue vases. Thank you for sharing them with us. I am a sucker for roses. The hot pink ones would brighten up any room. Thank you for the ideas and the give a way.

  8. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite! I love hydrangeas, but I adore the smell of lilies. My favorite flowers are calla lilies. So elegant and simple. Your arrangements are gorgeous! Those julep cups are ?.

  9. I haven’t met a flower that I haven’t liked, but I love the smell of roses. They remind me of my mom’s garden and my wedding day.

  10. It’s a tie between hydrangeas and tulips for me. Or peonies! Can’t forget those!

  11. I love ranunculus! The cloni variety in the springtime rivels any peony or garden rose.

  12. All those arrangements look beautiful! My go-to plant is succulents which is the only thing I can keep alive. Because of this my hubby says I have a ‘black thumb’ instead of a green thumb.

  13. I live in the desert now. So anything that isn’t a dusty brown is welcome in my home. Tulips, roses, lilies, hydrangeas, even herbs. I get unreasonably jealous looking at pictures of grass back home!

  14. I love dark blue hydrangea. We have a huge plant in our yard and I love to cut fresh flowers off them!

  15. Sunflowers!! They are so happy and so cheery, how could you not smile having a gorgeous bunch of sunflowers staring back at you!? My birthday is in October, and all of my friends know sunflowers are my absolute favorite… My house is always filled with them the entire month! It’s the best!

  16. Hydrangeas are my most favorite. Sadly, I don’t have a good spot in my yard to grow them.

  17. I love having lilies in my home. They were the first kind of flowers my husband gave me.

    1. My all-time, forever favorite flower place!! I actually got all my wedding flowers from the market. I just went down the night before my wedding and grabbed a ton of gorgeous fresh bouquets that matched my color scheme and it was perfection!