I've been looking forward to peony season and was happy to have an excuse to buy some peonies on Sunday for a Monday shoot. I only brought one vase to the set and worried that the flowers might not fit the vase. Then I used the best trick I've learned so far, Scotch tape. I made a grid (I cut a piece of Scotch tape in half length-wise and used two thin strips of tape in one direction, two in the perpendicular direction) and happily, the vase that was too wide to hold my flowers, worked perfectly. I'm happy to be taking pictures again and posting again. Still trying to figure out how to stage a still life at home with my point-and-shoot.


  1. Oh. Absolutely beautiful. Peonies are among my favorite flowers and the scotch tape grid idea is best.

  2. thanks, monica! so nice to get a comment after having been offline for so long!