I'm realigning my expectations for the short term, but a couple of weeks ago, I took time to treat myself to a trip to Olathe Glass, a local glass supply company that also sells some lovely, small home decor items.
They have a great selection of faux succulents and artichokes now. They are a little pricey, but they are far more realistic than the stuff found at the chain hobby stores. I picked up a small silver gazing ball as well and mixed them with the faux succulents and berries I already had at home.
The shop was using big glass bowls for their succulent arrangements. When I tried to replicate it with a deep-sided glass serving dish I had at home, it seemed kind of flat. I found a small cake stand I "won" in a white elephant exchange a few years ago along with a very stale cake. Finally, that cake stand came in handy.
As luck would have it, it fit perfectly under my glass dish when it was turned upside down.
I think this arrangement should last through the summer if I don't have time to change it.