The flower arrangements for the tables were finalised this week. The tables will have Leith’s standard white linen but all of the tables will have a runner across thenm made out of the same colourful African cotton hat the goody bags have been made from. It’s mainly cornflower blue - which is one of the Miles for Smiles colours.
The vases, which will be set on the runners, will be plain glass and low. Half will be round like a gold fish bowl and half, rectangular. The flowers themselves will be wound round the inside of the vases and very simple: a single protea flower which is the national flower of Malawi and two stems of thistles representing Scotland – and some bare grasses. This was Charlotte Kissack’s idea and I really like it!
Planet Flowers have done me a huge favour in providing the flowers and their service at less than cost. I am really grateful for that Rachel!