Unique Vessels: Colorful Summer Lanterns

Nothing screamed "summer" more to me than these lanterns while I was shopping with the kids for some crafy stuff at Jo-Ann's Fabric and Craft. As soon as I saw them, I knew that they would make wonderful vessels for an Independence Day or general summer picnic centerpiece. Why put candles in them when you can put flowers (at least in my world)?! One can never go wrong with a little early summer combination of peonies, dahlias, geranium, and roses. Throw in some unusual species and you have yourself a unique and beautiful table setting. For U.S. readers, have a wonderful 4th of July!

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

tulipina.com / Kiana Underwood

Flowers:

pitcher plant, tree fern, amaranthus, rose, peony, mountain hyacinth, geranium, delphinium, dahlia

Credits:

Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood