Last week, when we were oooo-ing and ahhhhh-ing over Avalon's gorgeous wedding, someone commented on where to find inexpensive, but pretty vases. So, when I stumbled upon this feature in the Fall 2005 issue of Martha Stewart weddings, I knew that had to put it up. The article talks about clustered centerpieces and is filled with beautiful ideas on inexpensive floral arrangements, along with some great resources on lovely vases...
The top photos are clusters of wooden bowls, all of which can be found either at Pearl River (large and medium) or Crate and Barrel.
The second row, left photo, shows various shapes and sizes of round white vases, all from Pearl River or Black Bamboo. The photo on the right, which I LOVE, features bowls of floating dahlias and hydrangea florets. So romantic and elegant. The bowls were found at Crate and Barrel.
The great fabric wrapped vases in the bottom left are such a chic way of adding pattern to your tablescape. The vases were purchased from Planter Resource and the fabric was found at Classic Revivals and Galbraith & Paul.
The photo on the bottom left is a great look at the wide variety of containers you can use to create a clustered centerpiece. The white ceramic vases are from KleinReid. The bright green vases are from Global Table. The tall, white ceramic vases were purchased at Room & Board AND Tozai Home. The cute little glazed planters are from Jamali Garden Supplies. Tea vases are flea market finds. Glass bowls and vases from Crate and Barrel and Aero. The Mint Julep Cups are from Jamali Garden Supplies.
Far and away the BEST resource that is listed above for inexpensive, but really beautiful vases is Jamalie Garden Supplies. Spend some time browsing the various categories and you will most definitely find the perfect centerpiece container.