Last fall I received a small faux flower arrangement as a present, a bouquet of flowers in a glass. It is a beautiful arrangement of peonies, hydrangea, and a variety of other botanicals. The colors of the peonies vary from cream, to pink, to orange with a complement of green hydrangea and textures. It comes in a small clear glass vase with acrylic water. What I love about this arrangement is the variety of colors. If I turn and show the pink in the front it looks more like late spring and summer. I can imagine it adding to vignettes for multiple seasons. That’s my goal with most of my arrangements. If I place the vase with the orange peony in the front, it looks like fall.
Although the arrangement is beautiful as it is, I wanted more texture. I truly believe that adding texture to an arrangement or tablescape can totally change the look. I first added dried white beans to the glass vase. I could have used any dried vegetable – corn, green peas, etc. I had the white beans and it is neutral which I love.
I wrapped jute around the glass vase and tied it in front. Simple but again it adds lots of texture and a rustic feel. Looks more country already.
I enjoyed this little arrangement in autumn vignettes with pumpkins. Now it is December and I want to use it for the holidays. Since the botanicals are affixed in the acrylic water, nothing can be removed. But I don’t want to remove botanicals, I want to add more to create a holiday piece. You can easily place single stem faux flowers, real greenery, feathers, and more by inserting them between the original botanicals.
I cut greenery from my yard and added it around the arrangement top and bottom. It helps frame the fan shape and gives the arrangement a holiday feeling. I added a white poinsettia as the center interest, a couple of red flowers, and a few white berry sprays.
Since the little glass vase needs more presence to balance with the added flowers, I placed it on a pink depression glass cake plate and added pastel Christmas ornaments with greenery at the bottom.
A green depression glass candle stick completes the vignette.
You can always add to the weight of a vase by making it part of a bigger element like the cake plate.
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