Decorate the table with flowers has very distant roots in time.
Their meanings are symbolic/ritual or decorative.
We love to mention that the meanings that are not only images but that they also incorporate in themselves the reality symbolized.
The flowers are then chosen depending on the time of event they accompany.
The centerpiece as we know it today, it states in the 1600's.
In the paintings found in various types and sizes, very often majestic.
In the 1700 comes into vogue the use of "sourtout" (vases, backsplashes, statuettes).
We speak of a "triumph", which often refers to the architecture of the gardens.