Design & Decor - Flower Arranging

Easy flower arrangements start with the simplest of blooms

beautiesblossom-chapter4-inset2.jpgThe right container elevates a display from plain to perfect:

  • Finding your blossoms' perfect partner doesn't have to be difficult or expensive. For a small single bud, add a whimsical touch by going through your kitchen cupboardsā€”a pretty china teacup, sugar bowl, egg cup or even the mortar from a mortar and pestle duo will do.
  • To highlight the fluidity of a climber or multi-blooming stem, place it in an antique jug. This string of sweet peas (top left) flows like milk from this country style pitcher.
  • A vintage perfume bottle (cleaned with bleach and rinsed thoroughly) is a whimsical homage to a sweetly scented bloom.
  • Terrines or candy dishes filled with exuberant blooms offer an indulgence for the eyes rather than the palate.
  • A classic favourite: antique glass preserve jars are inexpensive and easy to find. They give a fresh, nostalgic feel to floral arrangements.

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