I love having casual flower arrangements around the house. It adds an important touch of color and texture to the room.
Some of my favorite arrangements are in one colorway. I bought a giant bunch of zinnias at the farmer's market and pulled out all of the pinks & reds to make this little showpiece.
I arranged it in a black rice bowl and allowed the green chopsticks (see them at the bottom?) act as a flower frog to support the stems.
I have it displayed in my living room on a black tea cart along side a green Japanese tea set (see it displayed here).
So pretty! The next time you pick up a bouquet at the farmer's market (or even a warehouse store) try arranging it in an unusual container (coffee can, pop cans, antique glass). It can make all the difference.