You can even mix it up a bit and display the gleaming silver with chippy and rusty things. This adds even more interest and charm (more IS more, you know!).
Don't limit yourself to fresh flowers. Tie a bunch of dried roses with a satin ribbon or jute and place them in the scoop of counter scales, or lay them on a pedestal cake stand.
If you already do this, tell me what containers you employ for your flowers. You know I love hearing from you!