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A blooming good vintage; Bring a classic,old-fashioned look to your home: tip: Top water to Change 2-3 days every the prolong life of vase flowers.

Byline: Vivienne Lee; Nick Priestly

The vintage look for home decoration has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Using heritage pieces such as black and white photos in aged gold frames, ornate candle votives and cut-glass vases can bring an authentic old-fashioned feel to your living space.

Finish the look off with beautiful flowers. Visit your local florist this week and choose from sweet-smelling stock, large-headed blousy hydrangea, delicately-scented sweet peas and old-style, large-headed rose varieties such as Old Dutch, Amnesia, Sweet Avalanche and Memory Lane.

Combine these flowers with softer-looking foliages such as eucalyptus cinerea or parvi, soft ruskus and cut herbs such as rosemary, dill or sage.

Display the flowers in enamel kitchen jugs or cut-glass vases. Recycle by scouring charity or antique shops for a bargain. You can even use drinking glasses as containers for small posy-style arrangements.

In this week's step-by-step arrangement we show you how to put these elements together to create your very own chic vintage arrangement. Perfect for bringing some nostalgia back into your home.
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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 5, 2010
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