Spring and summer present such riotously wonderful colors in Seattle's gardens and parks. I'm just getting over my tulip high and am looking forward to sweet peas, peonies, and dahlias.While I love a single centerpiece — it can feel so purposeful and grand — right now what I'm really enjoying is using multiple small vases to showcase the blooms, greens, fronds, and herbs from my garden and local farmers markets. As we've reported before
, there are so many different containers you can use for these carefree arrangements. It's also a great way to use collectibles (creamers, salt-and-pepper shakers, bud vases, shot glasses) that are gathering dust. Here's a sampling of inspiration from around the web.
#1 — A punchy floral scene from Martha Stewart
#2 — Salt & pepper shakers as vases at The Knot
#3 — A cheerful grouping from Seattle's Lilies & Lemon Drops
#4 — Glass-bottle inspiration from Found Paper Co. via Apartment Therapy
#5 — Alliums plus milk glass equals true love at Fern Cola
Images: as linked above