A couple of weeks ago I found this lovely pedestal serving dish at Pottery Barn (no longer online, but still available in stores). I really like the look of it, and I thought it would make a lovely vessel for a winter arrangement. In thinking about the design, I wanted the flowers to stay mostly contained within the vessel and not drape so that the textured metal pedestal would show.
Flowers: ranunculus, peony, ornamental kale, lisianthus, fern, red winter berries, cones
Begin with the heavier items. These berries would crush all the other flowers if placed on top of them, so I used them as the base from which I could secure the other flowers.
This fern is particularly lovely because of beautiful little balls it has hanging from the stems. They eventually turn into very tiny white flowers.
Add the lisianthus and ranunculus. They add some height as well as grace to this arrangement. However, their stems sort of have a mind of their own.
Place the kale on the opposite side.
Add the peonies. Just 2 or 3 for added body and fill look amazing.
Finally, I added just a couple of cones for a wintery touch!
Styling and design by Kiana Underwood Photography by N. Underwood