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