Usually when we entertain guests in Asti, I walk around with clippers, cutting roses, lavender, rosemary, etc. for arrangements in the house like this one.
So I was thrilled when our guests arrived with this beautiful arrangement of dahlias and hydrangeas from a florist in San Francisco.
I promptly put it in the vintage wine cask and set it in the living room for all of us to admire.
Simply beautiful, don't you think?