A Minature Tabletop Pond of Floating Blossoms

At Maria Robledo‘s house the other evening, a huge glass bowl of floating blossoms and petals replaced the usual flowers on the dining table: a charming and surprising “pond” made from three simple elements: a bowl + water + blossoms or flower petals. Maria said it was her husband’s idea. He floated the pond with tiny blossoms, and a few crimson petals..

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

She wasn’t crazy about the red petals, so she took them out, to make a subtler color palette of blossoms…

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

Depending on the angle you looked at it — and where you were sitting at the table— the water would reveal beautiful refractions and views…

Maria Robledo

Maria Robledo

All sorts of vessels will work for floating flowers, whether glass or not, small or large. Sometime ago, we saw this at Maria’s house:

Maria Robledo's pond in a vase

Sally Schneider

Maria Robledo's pond in a vase

Sally Schneider

One Response to A Minature Tabletop Pond of Floating Blossoms

  1. Ann 05.13.2015 at 7:42am #

    I’d guess the petals last an evening? Something to be done right before guests arrive? Thanks!

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