Generally the seedpods are placed in various bowls (another collection!) around the house. This week I used them for my impromptu tablescape. I had purchased some beautiful daffodils but they shriveled in only a few days. Wilting flowers don't help with the dream of spring yet to come! Instead, I combined my assorted clear vases with collections of seedpods and my table is again a focal point.
Since I have started this undeclared goal of creating beautiful tablescapes from that which is at hand I have discovered that clear, simple vases are invaluable. If you get them, save them. If you find them at tag sales, buy them. Having a variety of sizes and shapes on hand leads to endless creative possibilities. My collection is lacking in a few size variations so I'll have my eyes open for a few critical additions. The 3" and 8" choices are over populated, 5" to 6" needed.
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