Sterling pot with red flowers
 

Jolly Poppies

Reinvent your serving pieces to add a sterling touch to a tabletop display. These scarlet blooms make a dramatic statement anchored in a silver bowl.


Long plants and cylindrical vases
 

Spring Ahead

Take those long, lean, spring-blooming bulbs and use them on the table to add height. These are tied with ribbon and set in tall cylinder vases to become an instant centerpiece.


Use twigs instead of flowers
 

Get Twiggy

Instead of flowers, look to brightly colored fall berries as an easy alternative. These instantly brighten the table and creatively blur the line between indoors and out.


Use hydrangeas
 

Blooming Branches

While they're not in season right now, hydrangeas should still be available at your local florist. Their fullness and tissue-paper appearance add a refined, professional touch to your table when placed on an antiqued tiered serving piece.


Greenery is good
 

Go Natural

Look to your own yard for inspiration. Clippings from bushes, plants, and even trees look stunning when gathered in a large vase.


Use an urn as a vase
 

Urning Your Keep

Don’t feel limited to only use glass vases for your floral centerpieces. This silver wine cooler transforms into a wonderful focal point for a table or buffet with the simple addition of spray roses.


Make a Christmas Tree with poinsettias
 

O Christmas Tree

Creating this look can be done with real pointsettia blooms, but their silk look-alike can be very convincing. Using floral wire, attach each flower to a floral pick. Then, secure the picks into a cone-shaped block of floral foam. Fill in any gaps with greenery, and enjoy your blossoming tree.


Use silver pails for planters
 

Pot Luck

With this centerpiece, the scent of fresh rosemary fills the room. Plus, these herbs look just like miniature Christmas trees. Dress up their silver pails or terra-cotta pots with ribbon and cut-out letters to spell out a holiday greeting.


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