Ever since President Grover Cleveland made it official in 1894, Americans have observed Labor Day on the first Monday of September. This year, that day falls on September 7. Julia’s Florist loves to help people decorate their entertaining spaces for any occasion, and Labor Day is no exception. Let us help you come up with arrangements for every area of your home or outdoor living spaces so you and your guests can enjoy the floral beauty with the fantastic weather.
Labor Day sprung out of the desperation of hard working people who toiled under unfathomable working conditions during the last part of the 19th century. It was during the Industrial Revolution and progress did away with agriculture as the bread and butter of the American economy. In its place came jobs in factories, mills, and mines, along with very unsanitary and dangerous conditions.
Thankfully, progress has changed all that and Americans have a much better standard of living in the 21st century. It is still important to recognize the efforts of working Americans because they are the driving force behind the nation’s economy.
One of the fantastic things about Labor Day along the Eastern seaboard is the fact that because it’s a holiday, people are drawn to the beach. Since Labor Day represents a final nod to summer, and all the special activities that go hand in hand with summer, it seems fitting to think about celebrating Labor Day with a picnic and/or barbecue at the beach. If you’re lucky enough to have a beach house, you can enjoy the holiday in high style – gazing at the water from a beach bungalow deck while you enjoy the warmth of sun on your skin and the smells of some good old-fashioned North Carolina barbecue.
No Labor Day meal table would be complete without some beautiful flowers to make it feel summery. We think the “Sun and Berries” bouquet is the perfect arrangement for any Labor Day weekend table. This delightful arrangement consists of yellow roses, beautiful yellow sunflowers, and red hypericum berries. The cube vase is low enough that the flowers won’t prevent people from talking across the table. Spruce up your outdoor living areas by placing vases full of Sun and Berries on end tables, a coffee table, or even on a console table to welcome guests into your home.