Real flowers bring life and vitality to your home, and your special occasions. Flowers evoke unique moods or emotions. A bouquet of carefully chosen flowers sends a powerful message of sympathy, congratulations, love or admiration.
Simple centrepieces with hand arranged flowers and candles add that look of just-picked freshness to your informal tables.
Candles with dried flowers inside make longlasting decorations for your home, or fragrant gifts for your favorite people.
Ideas for Table Arrangements with Candles and Flowers:Click on the pictures to enlarge:
Christmas Elegance Taper Candle and Flower Arrangement - by Royal Fleur Florist
Christmas centerpieces can be a cacophony of clashing colors. Or they can be the epitome of elegance, as demonstrated by this understated arrangement of flowers and tapers.
Exquisite white roses, carnations and narcissus blend with assorted holiday greens and eucalyptus. Copper glass balls and a gold glitter ribbon add an air of holiday festivity, without sacrificing any of the sophistication.
Pillar Candle Flower Arrangement
Flowers and candles add a graceful sense of festivity to any occasion.
Pink and purple flowers - roses, Stargazer lilies, asters, freesias, plumosa and hypericum - surround a 3 x 9" pillar candle. Heather and orchids trail over the side of the black bowl in a profusion of passionate purple, while a bunch of lily grass forms an attractive bow.
Measures approximately 17" high x 34" wide x 14" deep.
Wedding Cake Candle with Ribbon and Rose Decorations
Make white or ivory candles shaped like wedding cakes, and decorate them with ribbons and fresh roses.
Decorate larger, multi-tiered candles with ribbons and miniature roses, or one single perfect rose. These make striking pieces for table centres. Tiny 2-or-3-tiered candles make cute wedding favors. Decorate with small silk rose/s, and narrow ribbons.
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Gel Candle with Purple Amaranth, Eucalyptus and Silver Skeleton Leaves
from the Maghso Aqua Gel Collection
Eternally preserved in ivory-colored gel wax, an arrangement of purple amaranth flowers, eucalyptus and silver skeleton leaves, come to glowing life, when the candle's lit.
When the scented gel wax has burnt down, simply insert a tealight into the glass cup, and enjoy more hours of beautifully scented candle light.
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Lilac-Tinted Gel Candle with Lavender Bouquets and Green Leaves
Run out of gift ideas? Spoil that someone special with this floral gel candle, filled with lavender bouquets and green leaves.
The candle burns down in approximately 40 hours. As soon as the gel's gone, the person can pop a tealight into the glass cup, and turn their candle into a long-lasting hurricane lantern.
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Gel Candle with White Margarita Flowers and Green Leaves
These flowers won't wilt, wither, or turn brown. Suspended in green gel wax, the white margarita flowers retain their beauty forever.
Light the candle, and experience the extraordinary illumination, and gorgeous scent, this dried flower candle provides.
This item can be shipped to select countries outside the U.S.
Dried Flower Candle Holder
These red roses won't wilt or lose their color, but "bloom" eternally on a desk, on a shelf in your bathroom, in your study, etc.
Picked at the height of freshness, then dried using a special process, beauty of these flowers stays preserved forever. Sealed into a vacuum glass, they last for many years to come.
The sturdy glass holds a candle on top.
Don't have the skill or inclination to do a formal flower arrangement? If, like me, you're not a very talented flower arranger, this is an easy floral piece you can do without an oasis.
This centrepiece won't stand the test of time, or withstand the rigours of a formal event, but is ideal for informal, candle lit dinner parties. A great way to display flowers from your own garden, too. Substitute your favourite seasonal flowers for the poppies and pansies, if you prefer.
Proceed as follows: place a big candle in the centre of a dinner plate, (or dish with slightly raised edges). Pour a shallow layer of water into the plate. Surround the candle with flower heads, with their stems in the water. Stick smaller, contrasting flowers and foliage into the gaps.
A quick, more environmentally-friendly way of arranging flowers.
A great decoration for a coffee table, especially for afternoon tea parties. Use several pieces of your tea service to create this easy centerpiece. We used candles, crockery and flowers in warm, autumn colours to complement the brass candle holders, but adapt the colours to suit your own seasonal taste and dècor.
A shallow, oval dish
2 taper candle holders
1 ball candle, 2 taper candles
A round bowl, which the ball candle fits into
Flowers, (we used asters)
Place the bowl into the oval dish. Place 2 candlesticks on either side of the dish, with taper candles in them. Pour water into the dish and arrange the flowers loosely around the bowl with their stems sticking into the water. Put the ball candle into the bowl.
You need no special flower arranging skills to achieve this simple flower and candle centerpiece, with the rustic look.
An earth-toned vase or ceramic flower pot
A tall cylinder candle slightly narrower than the opening of the vase Use an ivory candle or one matching the colour of your vase .
Yellow, orange or rust-coloured flowers
Add some water to the vase. Place the candle in the vase. Stick the flowers in loosely around the candle in a way that is pleasing to your eye.
Other flowers you can use: marigolds, daisies, any other long-stemmed flowers. Not delicate, sophisticated flowers such as orchids and roses.
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