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By James Merrell
Updated February 03, 2009
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Vessel for displaying big, beautiful blossoms. Large flowers, such as hydrangeas, roses, and peonies, are less likely to flop around than smaller ones. Give your florist antique serving pieces to use.
James Merrell

Original Purpose: Presenting your famous lobster bisque at the family reunion.
Aha! Use: Displaying big, beautiful blossoms. Large flowers, such as hydrangea, roses, and peonies, are less likely to flop around than smaller ones. Give your florist antique serving pieces to use.
Reward: Incorporating family history into your wedding décor.