Red roses, variegated Holly and buff coloured Alstromeria
As a centrepiece to a buffet table, this low arrangement is long lasting and should remain fresh for a week or more.The roses could be replaced with berries or bunches of cherries. Holly berries may be available from a specialist florist imported from the Northern Hemisphere.
A pyramid of tall grassy leaves with some hidden bejeweled flowers could be used as an alternative to a Christmas tree where space is limited. Fairy lights could be woven amongst the leaves as well for a sparkling effect.
A red and yellow combination for those who are spending the holidays at a beach house. A few red and yellow flags could be added to remind everyone to bathe between the flags this summer and learn to 'read' the surf.