It is that wonderful time of year when the garden is bursting with gorgeous flowers of all sizes, shapes and colors. As much as I love how the garden looks when spring arrives, it is a must to cut some of the blooms and bring spring indoors. My favorite early spring vessels for flowers are vintage and antique tea pots, mainly silver to showcase the blossoms.
My antique Edwardian silver teapot, an estate sale find, with ebony handle and raspberry roses.
My vintage Art Deco silver coffee pot, thrift store find, with red bakelite handle and beautiful yellow ranunculus.
Here I used the entire antique silver tea set, an estate sale find, to hold roses from three different bushes. I filled creamer, sugar, tea pot and coffee pot. Grounding the entire vignette on an oversize silver tray allows for a soft beautiful reflection and holds dropped petals perfectly.
This beautiful painting perfectly expresses my love of tea pots (or coffee pots) as lovely vases for informal bouquets of gathered flowers. Silver Tea Pot with Nasturtiums.
This Beyler print is so feminine and mirrors the look that I love this spring. The reflective silver, the soft hues, the lush petals and the fresh green leaves. The tea pot has actually become part of the arrangement not just a vase holding flowers.
Do you have a silver tea pot? The answer is most likely, yes. If so, bring it out this spring and use it. If not, they are relatively easy to find second hand.
Once you cut your flowers tie them into a tight bouquet with string or a rubber band. Then set a glass or jar into the teapot to protect the interior from flower water doing any damaging. Fill with water and add your bouquet. The final accent to a beautiful display to sprinkle loose petals about. Your spring flowers will last a little longer by changing the water everyday. Enjoy!
Happy treasure hunting!