with a Peony Arrangement in a Blue and White Vase
What you need:
- 1 bunch Peonies (cut 6.5 inches long)
- 3 - 4 stems of Camellia leaves or Lemon leaves (cut 6-8 inches long)
- half a brick of wet-pack floral foam
- a blue and white vase (4.26 inches H, 4.25 inch inside Diam. & a 5.5 outside Diam.) Here's a similar one: (Blue Italian Footed Serving Bowl)
- a 9.75 inch Diam. blue & white dinner plate Mine is Old English Staffordshire. Here's a similar one: (Blue Italian Spode 10 inch dinner plate)
Flower Cost: $6.99
Rated: Easy Arrangement
Welcome summer with this peony arrangement in blue and white porcelain. Really these peonies are to die for with their golden fringed stamens that look like the ties to a grand silk curtain. Wow. And paring them with the blue and white is a very classical look. You can buy a container similar to the one shown (click here). And you can buy a plate similar to the one shown (click here).
Blue and White porcelain was made in China in the 14th century, after they bought the blue pigments from Persia. The first blue and white porcelain made in England was in 1742. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porcelain Spode, the manufacturer of the blue and white porcelain shown in the links above, started manufacturing the Blue Italian pattern in 1816. It is a classic. If you don't have some you can start collecting like your grandmother would say 'a piece a time'.
Well run out and grab some peonies, your blue and white containers, and half a brick of floral foam. This one is simple yet stunning.