I found so much great stuff antiquing in Trenton last week, including this gorgeous pair of ironstone urns. Can you believe they’re made from the same clay as toilets used to be?


The next day was so sunny and beautiful here in the city (after all that rain we’ve been having!) that I had to go to the flower booth around the corner just to see what I could find. The first thing to grab my eye was a beautiful bouquet of tangerine roses. What a pretty shade of orange! Next, I spotted lovely yellow asterium. To round out the mix, I selected mini white carnations and (my absolute favorite) beautiful variegated greens. How pretty are they together? And all for less than fifty bucks!


The centerpiece in our apartment is an old Grecian column fireplace mantel I picked up at a flea market in New Milford, CT years ago. It’s the perfect place for the urns, especially paired with this English silverplate sugar bowl.


I could also see them flanking a beautiful buffet table in a dining room, or perhaps even planted with myrtle topiaries in a kitchen. These arrangements look a lot more expesnive than fifty dollars, don’t they? It’s all about the perfect container, paired with a well-balanced mix of flowers, even if they are from the corner store!