chinese tea tins 

Boldly patterned canisters (a glass of water is hidden inside) burst with handfuls of bouncy, fragrant sweet peas. Inexpensive lanterns create an extra-festive scene. 

perfume vials

There’s no flower more lavish or look-at-me than heady peonies. The formal lines of perfume bottles (narrow necks transform them into natural bud vases) are the perfect counterpoint—they almost disappear beneath the blooms. 

beer and vinegar bottles

A tulip and buttery viburnum hang out together in amber bottles that anchor the feathery arcs like tiny tree trunks. 


tomato cans

The uptown/downtown pairing of roses and something commonly found in the recycling bin makes for playful centerpieces.