Better Than Bling
In another bowl centerpiece, Matthew attains easy elegance with what he calls “drop and layer” style. Using no florals, fruits, or water, he simply nestles white and silver ornaments in a compote among glistening silver cake dragées and glass stones. He tops it off with an antique bell ornament and rhinestone brooches — inexpensive flea market finds. (For a dash of color, you might add a few pieces of blue sea glass.) The finishing touch is to “serve” the arrangement on a sterling-silver tray.