Tuesday, April 21, 2009

FLOWERS AU NATURAL: TRY YOUR HAND AT A QUICK AND EASY ARRANGEMENT

With so many gorgeous flowers in bloom, take a moment to arrange your own. Get a few bunches of fresh stems, cut the bottom of them at an angle under running water, and arrange away.

CHOOSE A UNIQUE VESSEL FOR A CREATIVE DISPLAY:


Take a silver, glass or ceramic pitcher for arranging.


Use what you have. Take the lid off of a tureen, and fill it with oasis and arrange. Then set it at the center of a table with the lid propped next to it. Voila, another purpose for a rarely used and beautiful soup tureen. The one shown above is Chinese Bouquet from Herend.

Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Moss
Texture and shine make silver a perennial favorite for plants and flowers. Silver Swirl Cachepot from Charlotte Moss online.


Photo Courtesy of William Sonoma Home
Large vessels suit branches well. Try flowering Quince with these brown and white pieces. Perch them at either end of a mantel for symmetry . Chocolate Ginger Jars from William Sonoma Home.



SOME OF THE PICKS OF SPRING:


Think color, and don't be shy. Mix unexpected colors together or go the monochromatic route for a big impact.








Carnations, once considered cheap and often seen alongside Baby's Breath, are stylish once again and tend to look best used all one color for maximum punch.

3 comments:

Sanity Fair said...

These containers are absolutely lovely - with or without flowers.

Linda said...

I am now going to get that soup tureen that has sat too long on my shelf and use it for flowers! You have given me lots of ideas.

J.Covington*Design said...

Love filling silver vessels with flowers or feathers. Something magical about using silver.....