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4 Creative Centerpiece Ideas

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When your tabletop display demands more than the traditional glass vase. Enter four unique ideas.

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photography by LIVIA CORONA

Chinese Tea Tins

Boldly patterned canisters (a glass of water is hidden inside) burst with handfuls of bouncy, fragrant sweet peas. Inexpensive lanterns create an extra-festive scene.

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photography by LIVIA CORONA

Perfume Vials

There's no flower more lavish or look-at-me than heady peonies. The formal lines of perfume bottles (narrow necks transform them into natural bud vases) are the perfect counterpoint--they almost disappear beneath the blooms.

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photography by LIVIA CORONA

Beer and Vinegar Bottles

A tulip and buttery viburnum hang out together in amber bottles that anchor the feathery arcs like tiny tree trunks.

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photography by LIVIA CORONA

Tomato Cans

The uptown/downtown pairing of roses and something commonly found in the recycling bin makes for playful centerpieces.