Holiday Flowers for Dummies
Easy Equations for Tabletop Bliss, from Letter Paper Flower’s Megan Dempsey
Whites that strike your fancy (amaryllis, chrysanthemums, hydrangea) + silver-green tones from eucalyptus, senecio, or protea + sprigs of rosemary for a heady scent + oversize mint julep cups = understated chic sans the wedding vibe.
Pretty in Pink
Fuschia roses and sprays, South American peonies, carnations, raspberries, and pink snowberries + scarlet roses or black calla lilies for drama + boxwood for greens + a mercury glass vessel or footed glass vase = a sexy, deeply colored creation.
Red All Over
Mixed bright reds (roses, spray roses, carnations, tulips) + winterberry, holly, or red hypericum + a tight flower arrangement with the branches at varying intervals in a round vase = a sculptural take on one of the season’s traditional colors.
For Real Dummies
An odd number of assorted bud vases, Mason jars, or colored glasses + a dozen of a single flower (like gerbera daisies) + a nice place mat for arranging the vessels, with one flower in each (some trimmed short, some long) = a foolproof centerpiece.
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Photo: Megan Dempsey / Courtesy of Letter Paper Flower