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Natural Beauty

 

paula pryke - natural beauty table settingColours inspired by nature – greeny blues, earthy browns, creamy whites and a touch of silver – combine to create an elegant, relaxed setting.






You will need:

2 cubed vases, 6 ½ in (16 cm) and 5 ½ in (14cm)
large bag of star anise, available from Oriental supermarkets
mixed foliage, such as Senecio greyl, silver brunia, myrtle, pine, variegated pittosporum
6 stems of silver-sprayed poppy seed heads, 6 stems of rudbekia seed heads, 3 white lisianthus 

bay leaves, hypericum berries, and fir cones on wire (bought from a florist or made yourself)
3 ‘Avalanche’ white roses
string
scissors
flower food, optional 

paula pryke - natural beauty table decoration pict1. Put one vase inside the other and fill the gap between them with star anise





paula pryke - natural beauty table decoration pic 2. Strip the lower half of the foliage and flower stems so that they will no contaminate the water. Lay out the foliage, seed heads, lisianthus, bay leaves etc into groups




paula pryke - natural beauty table decoration pict 3. Take the three white roses in your left hand, add a group of foliage or flowers to the right of the roses and twist the bunch. Continue adding more groups until you have built up a spiralled posy. Tie with string at the binding point halfway up the stem.



4. Fill the central vase with water, preferably mixed with flower food. Trim the ends of the stems with a diagonal cut and place in the central vase. Remember to top up the arrangement with water from time to time and it should last for several days.

For more table decoration ideas from Paula Pryke:

Natural beauty
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