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By James Merrell
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.