One day in New York I walked around the area of Bloomingdales (Lexington and 3rd Avenues) at the very beginning of the chic and elegant Upper East Side where not only the people get richer but also the stores get a lot more expensive. And while I walked I had to stop at one of these really expensive stores which sold furniture and home interior. There was an amazingly chic dining room with an even more amazing flower arrangement in the middle of the big dining table!
For me it was obvious that I had to make this for my own dining table as soon as possible. So I was searching for the perfect silver bowl/vase where I can place the flower bouquet.
The other day when I payed butlers a visit for some kitchen stuff I found a silver metall champagne cooler! I always wanted to own such a pretty looking wine cooler for girls nights or other festivities and since it had also the perfect bowl shape I HAD TO HAVE IT. There was no other way!
So let me show you how you can have such an really expensive looking flower arrangement for your dining table:
All you need is a silver bowl/vase, one piece of floral foam (depends on the size of your bowl), a lot of silk flowers that you prefer (I chose white peonies).
Measure the floral foam and cut it with a knife until it has the right size for your bowl.
Use a knife to make round edges.
Start cutting the silk flowers.
Sometimes the wire is hard to cut so it's easier to cut them with the inner part of a pliers.
Start picking your flowers into the foam. Be sure to start with the outer circle and work on to the middle.
I used the butler champagne cooler (here) and white silk peonies also from butlers (here).
I'm going to show you the finished dining area in another blog post very soon. Stay tuned!