Want gorgeous low tablecentres with a difference? I've just come across a fab idea on www.diybride.com. It's an arrangement of ranunculus in a quirky vase, created from a glass globe designed to cover outside lights (it's like having a cut-crystal vase but without the megabucks price tag). Admittedly, the globe's round bottom isn't ideal, but to counter this, you just need to create a soft base on the table for the globe to set in, using sand, sugar or the like. For full details, check out this little gem at www.diybride.com/2010/vase-alternative. The idea would work with any similar glass or plastic shades. Good luck!

Nato Welton