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Vintage Tea Set Flower Arrangement

Repurpose a vintage tea set into a delicate and inexpensive flower arrangement for the kitchen.

| April 2014

  • "Simple Flower Arranging," by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, offers 60 stylish and inspiring ideas for beautiful flower arrangements to suit any mood, home or occasion.
    Cover courtesy DK Publishing
  • Small flowers from the garden can be used to make a tea set flower arrangement, the perfect accent in the kitchen.
    Photo by Carolyn Barber

Learn to create dazzling flower arrangements from Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, owners of the award-winning destination florist Bloomsbury Flowers in London’s Covent Garden. Full of insider tips that show you how to choose flowers and foliage, color palettes to inspire you and tons of ideas for creative containers, Simple Flower Arranging (DK Publishing, 2014) offers 60 stylish projects for any occasion. In this excerpt see how you can repurpose a vintage floral tea set into a delicate flower arrangement.

Pick some small, delicate blooms from your garden and arrange them loosely in an old teapot and teacup for a delightfully simple, inexpensive, yet stylish arrangement on your coffee table to kitchen table. Choose only flowers that match the colored pattern of your china.

Vintage Tea Set Flower Arrangement

You will need:
6 small dark-pink clematis
12 lilac and mauve sweet peas
7 centaureas
3 eucalyptus parvifolia stems

Materials:
1 vintage teapot
1 teacup and saucer
Florist’s scissors
Garden string or twine



Substitution:
Tulips in similar colors for a more modern look

How to arrange



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