Sunday, January 3, 2010

Flower arranging

Here is a very simple arrangement from my garden. Every Saturday morning, I roam around my garden to get the inspiration for my flower arrangements for the house. I like to pick interesting greenery to use in arrangements. Among other things, I grow South African native Proteas.  This particular type of Proteas is called Wilson Wonder (Leucadendron), known for being long lasting in the flower arrangements. Often I like to arrange one type of flowers to make a statement, rather than making a M & M arrangement. 
Here, I used a Waterford vase for arranging proteas. I want to enjoy the sparkle of the vase as well as the flowers. In this arrangement, I completely left out the flowers and decided to use only greenery.  When you want to make a sophisticated arrangement, keep the arrangement simple and clean. I accessorized the flowers with candles to bring interest to the table.

A simple arrangement in a crystal vase makes a statement on its own on my kitchen table. 


 Arthur Court candle holders are a favorite of mine.

Coordinated candles for the arrangement.

To enjoy the beauty of the vase, keep the arrangement simple.  
For more flower arranging, tablescaping, and entertaining ideas, please check out my book, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen, at


  1. Those flowers are just lovely. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Very pretty!
    I love to have fresh flowers in my house too.

  3. Oh, how beautiful those proteas are.

  4. I love those flowers and the candle is perfect for them! I try to always have some fresh flowers in my house---even if it is small!