from Martha Stewart Living
Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. They have a unique texture and dimension to them and smell amazing. I also am obsessed with birds nests. I love this table setting - this is going into my inspiration file.
Large, open peonies settle into nests of twisted fern vines. Inside each basket is a shallow plastic bowl of water (for extra stability, use a wire grid to hold stems in place). A smaller nest atop the napkin at each place holds a more closed flower; its stem sits in a water tube concealed within the nest.