This was an arrangement from our Christmas Eve hors d’oeuvres party from 2010 (taken on a very old Ipod well before I knew how to take a decent photo!). It’s an oldy but a goody! I indulged in our Italian background that year, and embraced the traditional elements of an Italian Christmas Eve…lots of fish, pasta, all homemade of course, and a layered & colourful approach to presentation. This was the first year I used red and green, but true to my form, I put a contemporary spin on it.
Traditional would be poinsettia, in red, and huge bunches of them. I used parrot tulips instead. In many loose, cascading bunches. I threw in some deliciously pinky-red orchids for height, drama, and modernity (these were my splurge). I then used seeded eucalyptus with a slight reddish hue to the berry for both texture and my greenery element. To keep it fresh and modern, I used a rectangular clear vase.
Three plants. Maximum power. This arrangement had texture, movement, colour, and form. It was a wonderfully contemporary take on a traditional centerpiece. And, if I can pat myself on the back, I even slipped in Pantone’s Marsala back then! Trendsetting 101 🙂
“I must have flowers, always and always.” ~ Claude Monet
Categories: Flower arranging