Rilona Amaryllis are on the sideboard, Fritillaria persica in the arrangement
Coral Charm Peonies and Asclepias tuberosa,Brodea "Queen Fabiola"
Lilacs and Beehive shaped birdcage,unfortunately-poor photos...
This past weekend was Kansas City's Dinning by Design fundraiser for DIFFA Kansas City. DIFFA raises money for prevention and education for HIV/AIDS in the greater Kansas City area. I've participated in this great event for nineteen years. Volunteers in the design community create environments for a gala dinner/dance that can be quite spectacular. Millions of dollars has been raised by this event over the years, this year sponsored by Elle Decor magazine. This year, I partnered with Museo, they carry the most beautiful contemporary furnishings in the Midwest. Our theme was "the Birds and the Bees...big surprise! I had wonderful nineteenth century beehive and bee prints, rustic garden furniture and high end Italian light fixtures,table and chairs. The flowers I chose were Coral Charm peonies, Clematis, Brodea, Asclepias, Fritillaria and arm loads of Lilac. Originally, I had planned on having a live observation hive in the center of the table, and live canaries in the beehive cage. Because of health regulations...no live bees, and no live birds..so I used mechanical canaries instead! When I was in New York last fall, I found great bee napery which was a nice detail on the table. For more information on the event, go to diffakc.org