When a photo reappears in our Pinterest stream a dozen times or more in the course of a day, it makes us wonder about the story behind the image. Who arranged those creamy white dahlias in the photo? Is that her kitchen table? And how can we recreate the same look in our own kitchens? So….we tracked down the answers.
It turns out a simple fall bouquet of dainty (well, dainty for dahlias) white flowers and pink snowberries sits on a kitchen table in Germany, coming to us (and Pinterest) via Annesammenmaerchen.
“I love the idea of creating a bouquet that combines ornamental flowers with plants you can find by the side of the road,” says blogger Anne Peter of Annesammenmaerchen.
Photographs courtesy of Annesammenmaerchen.
Above: “Saturdays are my favorite days to change the flowers on my kitchen table,” says Anne Peter. “I start my day picking lovely flowers at the market place in the neighborhood and continue the day with a walk in the park. Then I complete the bouquet, adding branches, berries, or herbs from our city park. A perfect start for the weekend.”
Above: If you want the same look, a white dahlia with a sturdy stem is best for cut flower arrangements. Bridezilla, with a pale yellow center, reaches heights of 5 feet in the garden; $24.95 from Swan Island (ships for spring planting).
Above: The pink berries in Peter’s vase are from a deciduous shrub called Symphoricarpos–also known as snowberry. The most common snowberries are white (as you might expect from the name). A pink variety Symphoricarpos x doorenbosii (Coral Berry) is $16.99 in a quart-size pot from Proven Winners.
Need a simple vase for flowers? See ten of our favorites at 10 Easy Pieces: Simple Vases Under $30.