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Easy flower arranging tips

TEXT DINA VENTER PHOTOGRAPHS ANDREA CALDWELL STYLING PHERN CALVERT OF SILVASALE
Last updated on 17 October 2016

Phern Calvert of SilvaSale shares her easy flower arranging tips. Read more in our April 2016 issue. You’ll find the tea-time treats recipes in our online recipe section

 

This clear vase shows off the green stems in the arrangement, giving it a modern romantic air. “The stems bring structure to the composition,” says Phern. “I organised them in a tight and low shape, tapering up towards the back to soften and balance the green. I used white florist’s tape to hold the front setting in place while I arranged the back.”

Phern used garden roses as a base and added cockscomb and carnations in between. “This went perfectly with our chef’s Red velvet swirl brownies,and the little bunny adds a touch of playfulness.”

TIPS:

  • Experiment with low arrangements, but remember to balance the shape with ornaments or crockery placed on different levels.
  • Take photographs of your tablescape with your smartphone to get an idea of the entire layout. You’ll notice empty spaces on the photographs straightaway.
  • Bring in vintage items like old gloves, teacups and silverware to add romantic flair.

Get recipes for tea-time treats:

BLUEBERRY AND PISTACHIO PROFITEROLES

MINI PAVLOVAS WITH TOASTED PISTACHIO AND CHOCOLATE

Sources:

SilvaSale Events and Catering silvasale.co.za

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