Before her pioneering attitudes towards flowers, flower arranging and teaching the masses - flowers were very much the preserve of the rich. She was my kind of woman - a feisty, social reformer who believed that with a little imagination your home could be transformed with flowers picked from wasteland and hedgerows. She famously worked with simple materials such as berries, ferns, vegetable leaves, twigs and weeds and displayed them in anything she could get her hands on - gravy boats, tureen lids, baking trays and yes ... bird cages!
Sound familiar?! If you thought 'Vintage' or 'BoHo' was new - think again! As with all fashion and trends, ideas come and go and return, perhaps with a different name - but essentially the same concept. The beauty of working with the current trend, though, is that its both personal and interpretational. If you truly want something 'different', don't be swayed by lots of pictures of jam jars or tea cups - everyone's doing that. Think of the fabulous Constance Spry and have a really good dig in your cupboard - you never know what inspiration you might find!
If you are using this concept for Wedding table flowers, why not use containers which mean something to you? Here are a few ideas I found from stuff lying around that you could use as containers:-
Joe Mabel - Wikipedia 19 April 2008