In her enchanting Floral Tea Story series, Russian artist and tea lover Marina Malinovaya arranges flowers and leaves in a whimsical way. Using only plants, a tea set, and a tabletop, she cleverly creates the illusion of cups overflowing with flora.
Each fanciful photograph features the artist’s hand clutching the handle of a teacup, teapot, or mug. Though, at first glance, it looks like she’s holding them upright, the vessels are actually toppled over onto the table. Dainty flowers and colorful dried leaves are also artistically laid out on the surface. Due to their clever placement and swirling formation, the botanical bunches look like stylized steam rising from each warm cup of tea. Additionally, extra sprigs and loose petals sporadically surround each arrangement, adding a delicate touch to an already exquisite composition.
Malinovava posts each of her Floral Tea Story pieces on her Instagram page. On top of shots of these beautiful teacup flowers, she also shares images of her other floral arrangements, as well as her collection of handmade jewelry. Inspired by her love of nature, the unique accessories present real flowers and leaves frozen in epoxy. You can see all of her charming pieces in her shop.