This tea tree arrangement with vintage postcards came about when my neighbor and dear friend, Julie, wanted to throw a bridal shower for a close friend of hers. She wanted a large centerpiece of branches, similar to one I have in my living room, to display the bride's color scheme, shades of violet and deep indigo, along with tea gifts for guests.
I used some beautiful vintage postcards from my Great Grandmother Sallie. She saved most all of her correspondence by mail, many postmarked from 1908 to 1912. The sentiments on the front of the cards were perfect for a bridal shower. Found napkins and teas to combine for decorative ornaments as well. I used thread to hang the postcards and a wire ornament hanger for the CD sleeves.
Used a glass carafe inside of a stainless floral pot to have more control in arranging the branches.
Played around with arrangement until it looked just right. I later added some fresh branches with green buds to create a more springtime look and feel.
Placed tea gifts and postcards out to get an idea of how the design and colors will compliment each other.
Cut violet string to slip through the protective sleeves, accenting the vintage cards and used wire ornament hangers to carefully puncture through the CD sleeves in the top left hand corner, so the tea will hang diagonally.
Always fun seeing how it all comes together!
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