Mums Centerpiece with Candle
Create a lovely winter centerpiece with branches of white pine (Pinus strobus) and white chrysanthemums set into a wide, shallow container. Add a candle and a few sprigs of gray-green dusty miller for a wintery finishing touch.
Antique Tin with Orange Flowers
Tuck an antique tin full of dark pinecones, magnolia leaves, variegated pittosporum, oranges, gold alstroemeria, white roses, and orange and white ranunculus. Wire the pinecones and oranges to wooden kabob spears to give them height and insert all stems into wet florists foam set inside the tin.
Tan and brown pinecones of various sizes give texture and set off the white calla lilies, tulips, and rice flowers, and the muted greens of eucalyptus. An antique Roseville vase sets the tone for this arrangement. Simply insert wet florists foam into the vase to hold the stems in place. Wind wire between the scales at the widest part of the pinecones and attach to wood kabob spears. Intersperse the pinecones among the flowers and foliage.