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Peonies at $1.40 Stem and Narrow Neck Bottles

What you need:

  • Peony blooms
  • Narrow neck 'antique' bottles
  • A silver tray 
  • A scarf
  • A crystal or glass candlestick and candle

Steps: 2

 

Rated: Super Easy Arrangement

It is Peony Season.  These gorgeous blooms are making their appearance this summer.  The season doesn't last long so bring some of these beauties into your home while you can. 

Where can you find them?  You can find them at The Flower Mart, and at the grocery stores.  I got one bunch (5 stems) at Trader Joe's for $6.99, that's only $1.40 a stem, and they look beautiful in single stem bottles.

You may find unique bottles like the pressed glass bottle on the left and the heart shaped bottle on the right in second hand stores.  The tall bottles came from the dollar store!  They were 99 cents each!  You can put it all together with a silver tray, a scarf, and a candlestick.  It's kind of like setting up a still life to paint.  You want interesting textures, shapes, and colors, that compliment each other and add variety and interest.  Look in your closet and drawers.  The scarf my daughter gave to me.  The tray came from friends who were moving.  Well, are you ready to go on a Treasure Hunt to the second hand stores?  Here we go.

 

 Select the bottles and a tray that work well together... the color, height, and shape.

Select the bottles and a tray that work well together... the color, height, and shape.

 Add a scarf or fabric, for color.  Fill bottle with water.  Cut stem on a 45 degree angle and put in bottle.  

Add a scarf or fabric, for color.  Fill bottle with water.  Cut stem on a 45 degree angle and put in bottle.  

   Choose largest blooms for lower bottles.

 Choose largest blooms for lower bottles.

 Your cat may want to take a peek.

Your cat may want to take a peek.

 He may want to take a bath is the sun...right there...Well, OK.

He may want to take a bath is the sun...right there...Well, OK.

 "Yeah, the sun does feel good," he says, " What's it to you?"

"Yeah, the sun does feel good," he says, " What's it to you?"

 Now, trim end of tall stem.  Place in a tall bottle.

Now, trim end of tall stem.  Place in a tall bottle.

 Cut and place last stem.  Love the bright orange of the bottle.

Cut and place last stem.  Love the bright orange of the bottle.

 Oh, he's back.  "And I don't care,"he says.  "I'm gonna sit with my back to you!  I'm soaking up the sun.  So there."

Oh, he's back.  "And I don't care,"he says.  "I'm gonna sit with my back to you!  I'm soaking up the sun.  So there."

 And here they all are together.  Glorious.

And here they all are together.  Glorious.

 So you think that's something to roo about, huh Buddy!

So you think that's something to roo about, huh Buddy!

 "Yeah," he said, "But do Peonies taste like cheese?"

"Yeah," he said, "But do Peonies taste like cheese?"