Gosh, I am excited about this blog! Yes, I know I quite often say ‘This is my favourite…’ or ’I just love this or that…’ but, really, honestly, I do absolutely adore this flower arranging idea!
I love old-fashioned china and I think teacups and saucers are just so pretty and decorative but, sadly, we rarely use them these days… but never mind, they make the most beautiful vases! If you don’t have any, you can pick them up for very little cost at car boots and charity shops and you only need one, not a whole set, or a few different designs to suit your mood.
A tea cup arrangement looks lovely on a coffee table, dressing table or on a bedside cabinet in a guest room – so pretty, and so feminine. If you are having a posh dinner party, and you happen to own a complete set, they’d also make the most lovely individual place decorations.
It’s important you choose flowers that fit the scale of the arrangement and also that complement the design on your tea cup. The secret to this whole flower arrangement is every florists’ friend – Oasis! Cut a chunk and check that it fits snugly into your cup, then remove it, put some water into the cup and then put the Oasis back in, so it can soak up the water – then start designing.
There are plenty of little ‘how to’ videos online if you want some help with how to do it, but, as long as you don’t choose flowers that are too big, or that have huge stems, you will be fine.
For a lovely present for a keen gardening friend, you could buy a packet of flower seeds, some oasis and a pretty tea cup – and present them with it! Sutton Seeds (whose Facebook page is well worth ‘liking’) actually sell seeds specifically for such a project.