P100 Teacup Flowers

 

My husband’s niece celebrated her 18th birthday and we decided to give her a “tea party.” Her favorite color is blue and hydrangeas (locally called “million”) were the only blue-colored flower we found when we went to the Freedom Park. We had a difficult time looking for hyndrangeas as they were almost already sold out, the day being a Friday (meaning lots of weddings to be held the following day). Good thing a kind flower vendor allowed me to buy three bunches of hydrangeas for P30 each bunch. I gave him a P100 bill and asked him to keep the change, which meant I paid P100 for these flowers.

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I fell in love with these tea cups at the Gaisano Main. I believe they are leftovers as I could no longer find their pair saucer. The first time I saw them I didn’t have any real reason to buy them except I find them pretty. With the tea party birthday, I had a more valid reason to buy them, and so I did. They were sold for P42 each cup, expensive if I may say, given some tea cup and saucer set at the same department store sells for P40 or less per set. But never mind the price, they are pretty, right?

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To set the flowers, I used floral foams soaked in water as the tea cups are shallow and I’m afraid the flowers would fall off if I use only water. This flower arrangement is great for recycling or reusing those old or chipped tea cups.

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Tea cups are so pretty and sometimes it would break our hearts to throw away those that are chipped or cracked. I love using just one type of flowers, but I’m itching to experiment with mixed. Till then,

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