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Artist Turns Old Silverware into Blooming Flower Bouquets

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Using standard silverware, British artist Ann Carrington creatively crafts realistic floral arrangements that overflow with blossoming botanicals. Though made entirely of metal, each utensil bouquet appears to bloom before your eyes, breathing new life into otherwise unwanted and unimaginative household tools.

Through careful crafting and with ample patience, Carrington turns the aged flatware and other kitchen tools into beautiful bunches of flowers. In each unbelievable utensil bouquet, spoons' bowls become budding bulbs and rosettes; the layered prongs of forks turn into delicate, thin petals; and knives and handles represent clusters of leaves. Modeled after real-life floral arrangements, each display is creatively presented in a pot or vase, or simply tied with a “ribbon,” showcasing the amazing authenticity of Carrington's true-to-life reproductions.

In addition to run-of-the-mill silverware, the accomplished artist has also worked her magic on coins, buttons, jewelry, tin cans, and barbed wire. Described on her website as “a witty repurposing of everyday items which are transformed through often surprising and unlikely marriages of materials and method,” each magical metal transformation proves that there is no such thing as an inherently ordinary object—at least once Carrington gets her hands on it!

See Carrington's collection of utensil bouquets in delightful detail below.

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All images via Ann Carrington. 

Kelly Richman-Abdou

Kelly Richman-Abdou is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. An art historian living in Paris, Kelly was born and raised in San Francisco and holds a BA in Art History from the University of San Francisco and an MA in Art and Museum Studies from Georgetown University. When she’s not writing, you can find Kelly wandering around Paris, whether she’s leading a tour (as a guide, she has been interviewed by BBC World News America and France 24) or simply taking a stroll with her husband and two tiny daughters.

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