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.”
- 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.
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