Want to add a little elegance to your daily life? Why not put some fresh flowers in that silver teapot you never use!
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When I renewed my vows, I had a fancy, intimate wedding reception. We made each of the centerpieces. I collected various types of silver and silver plate pieces from local thrift shops.
My sisters and I put those beautiful, though fake, there I said it! Fake flower arrangements together days before the event. I was not a florist then. But I had the very best deep red and purple fake flowers money could buy. Most people thought they were real.
Though I don't condone it, because I am a florist. LOL! You might be able to pull something like this off too if you read my post called, "How To Fool People With Fake Flowers." But don't expect to save a lot of money. Good fake flowers aren't cheap!
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I used a lot of low silver teapots and serving dishes for my wedding flower arrangements. Unfortunately, I do not have a single picture of them.
It was before blogging, digital cameras and picture-taking cellphones. And no one was focused on the flowers anyway. We were all too busy having big fun!
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How To Get The Look:
- Select attractive silver vessels. I wanted a time-worn, vintage look to my flower arrangements. So I didn't care if they were slightly battered or discolored.
- Clean your silver vessels unless you want the tarnished look. Here's Martha's DIY silver polish recipe.
- Place a plastic liner, cup or something to hold the water or floral foam. The flowers will go inside of this. This prevents the metal and water from re-acting to each other which might damage your flowers.
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- Prep your fresh flowers. Learn how here.
- Moisten your floral foam with water and begin inserting your flowers. If arranging the flowers in water, put water into the cup.
- Cut the flowers so no stems are showing. Be careful not to cut them too short from the start though.
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- Arrange the flowers attractively being sure to let the flowers sort of hang over the edge of your vessels. You'll need a lot of flowers and foliage, if you decide to use it, to pull this look off.
- You're going for a lush, not skimpy look here.
- Use flowers that are open. Fill in with other flowers within a tight color range. Shoot for 2-3 colors to keep it elegant. Roses are great for flower arrangements in silver tea or coffee pots
- Read, "5 Secrets for Making A Designer Flower Arrangement."
If you decide to make this arrangement for your personal pleasure. Or if you don't want the arrangement to look too "done." Just use a few mums, big roses, your favorite flowers or whatever looks good at Trader Joe's.
You deserve to have pretty flowers around to inspire you. So try it! It's a lot easier than you think!
You can make a nice flower arrangement in a silver vessel for your Thanksgiving table using these tips. If you have a long table consider making several in different vessels. Then line them up down the center of your table.
Where would you place an arrangement like this?