We keep a look out for large silver (or silverplated) vessels to use for arrangements such as these. We choose the low maintence route and enjoy the resulting patina.
The larger vessels in this photo are from estate sales and flea markets. The smaller cache pots are from Pottery Barn. They are perfect for a single Amaryllis. We like to pack up a few extras to give as hostess gifts throughout the season.
We used the large punch bowl to make a big, green arrangement. After lining the bowl with a mylar sheet we filled it 3/4 full with potting soil.
Next we filled it with a combination of nursery plants: 2 white Amarylllis, 3 Kalanchoe and 3 Hellebores.