Sunday, July 14, 2013

Oriental table decoration

I found some beautiful purple orchids in the market... Orchids are commonly used in  oriental decor...So I thought of doing a centerpiece with it.. A simple table arrangement with a oriental touch.. 

I used a over sized turquoise lantern which resembles a bird cage to be the main object of attraction..arranged a orchid branch over it and a candle and a lotus around ..The table runner I used is golden with red border on both ends ...

A couple of things that go well with Chinese themed centerpieces or decorations are orchids, cherry blossoms, bird cages, oriental styled lanterns, lotus , Chinese fans.. 
There should be a touch of gold and red in the arrangement as golden color is signifies happiness and red signifies good luck and these both colors are considered important and auspicious in Chinese culture..

Now if you are wondering how to keep the flowers alive for a long time in such a arrangement .. Here is a trick of the trade.. You need a small tube like a test tube which can hold water in it.. You can find such test tube in a florist shop in either glass and plastic.. The one I used is a plastic ones with a cover .. Just fill water in it and your flowers are safe..

If you don't find a tube like it you can always do a DIY by using a tiny plastic bag..fill it with water and tie it securely to the end of the branch. 

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Joining the party @Colorsdekor , @Tablescape!!


Knot n Stitch said...

simply beautiful!! the orchids against the blue lantern look absolutely lovely.

notyet100 said...

too good,.

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Nayana said...

Beautiful...turquoise and purple goes great together.

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks beautiful ladies!!!

Alycia Nichols said...

Hi, Purnima. This is my first visit to your blog. I participate in Tablescape Thursday each week, too, and I just saw your entry.

I love the brightly colored lantern you used as your main piece. Orchids are so beautiful, and I really like the way you arranged this one to straddle the side of the lantern. Very nice!

Thank you for sharing your creation, and have a good weekend!