Fresh flowers bring life and vitality to your home, and your special occasions. Each variety creates a unique mood by means of color and fragrance, and sends a message of sympathy, congratulations, love or admiration.
Combine flowers with magical candlelight, and you immediately add an extra dimension. These versatile centerpieces illuminate weddings and dinners, decorate mantelpieces and tabletops, or match the colors and themes of your holiday tables.
Create easy, and visually stunning, table centerpieces, using the following:
Formal candle and flower bouquets, hand arranged by professional florists, and delivered to your door. A selection of the finest flowers, expertly
arranged, with one, two or three taper candles peeking out of the petals and foliage, turns an event into a celebration, and becomes the focal point of any room.
Simple candle and flower centerpieces. Easily combine flowers from your own garden, or local market stall, and your favorite candles. See instructions below.
How to Make Your Cut Flowers Last Longer
Cut flower stems diagonally. Insert them
into warm water at once. Leave for at least 2 hours, before arranging them in fresh water.
Crush the stem ends of woody-stalked flowers before placing them in warm water.
Milky stems "bleed" when cut. Sear these over a flame, or other source of heat, to seal the pores.
Tulips, etc., have fragile stems. Wrap these floral types in water-absorbing paper, up to their heads, before placing them in water.
An aspirin, dissolved in water, gives cut flowers a longer life. Likewise Epsom salts.
Ideas for Christmas Candle and Flower Centerpieces:
Flowers - Teleflora's Gifts Of The Season Centerpiece
Welcome visitors into your home with candlelight, amid the vivid colors of Christmas.
Fresh cut red roses, carnations, and red berries, expertly arranged in a white ceramic bowl, with holly-and-berry design, form a charming arrangement for any festive table.
White pine, noble fir, flat cedar, and gilded lemon leaves, provide stunning contrasts to the vibrant reds.
Two taper candles radiate warmth and a sense of festivity.
Delivered in Teleflora's Holly Days bowl, this centerpiece measures ± 17½" wide x 16½" high.
Silver Elegance Flower and Candle Centerpiece
Enjoy your Christmas feast by the light of 3 silver tapered dinner candles, and the subtle scent of fresh flowers.
An abundance of pure white flowers- hydrangeas, asiatic lilies, and carnations -
combine with deep green salal, variegated pittosporum, and silver leaves, to create an arrangement of cool elegance for your Christmas dining table.
Approximately 21" wide x 18½" high.
This item is hand-arranged and delivered by a Teleflora florist.
Traditional Christmas Rose and Lily Candle Arrangement
Set a traditional Christmas dinner table with this beautiful flower arrangement in the center.
Fresh blooms in the typical colors of the season - white lilies and cushion poms, red roses and carnations - mingle with the fragrance of Christmas evergreens, holly and pinecones.
Light the trio of brilliant red taper candles, and watch as friends and family gather around this scene of good food, and cosy candlelight.
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Christmas Candle and Flower Centerpiece with Holiday Pick
Welcome friends and family to the Christmas table with the delightful sights and smells of fresh flowers:
fragrant red roses, the purity and elegance of Asiatic lilies, cute green button poms, and mini red carnations all say a vibrant "Happy Holidays" to your dinner guests.
These hand arranged flowers include two red 12-inch long taper candles; a "Merry Christmas" holiday pick; and a FREE personalized holiday greeting card.
Measurements: 11" high by 8" long.
Flowers and Candles for Other Occasions:
Pastel Taper Candle and Flower Centerpiece - Medium
Fresh flowers, hand-arranged in colorful and fragrant splendor, turn any tabletop into the elegant and sophisticated centre of a celebration.
Pink roses, pink lilies, daisy poms, yarrow, asters, statice and monte casino, form an attractive dome shape. A 12-inch long pink taper candle completes the arrangement.
Yellow and blue florals break the pastel pinkness, and lend a note of liveliness.
Measurements: 14 x 8½". Also available in a small, 13 x 7 inch arrangement, without roses
a large, 15 x 9 inch arrangement
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.
The tips for preparing flowers for arranging come from the book Candles in Flower Arrangements
by Myrtis N. Powell, (1970?)