27 March 2011

Mix and Match

Matching flowers to the right vase can sometimes be tricky.
The colour of the flowers, the colour of the vase, clear glass vase or solid china.
The choices can become endless. 
You might also have to take into consideration where you are going to place the vase, what colour tablecloth or colour surface.

The same flower can look very different depending on what vase you use and what you put next to the arrangement.

Dark purple crocus in a light green jug, some pretty ribbons around it, standing on a silverplated tray and positioned in front of a platter. The look is springlike, vintage and colourful.
The same purple crocus can also looks fun in a retro vase decorated with crocus. The arrangement stands out put on a plain linen cloth.

The same pink jug can be used in different ways.
By adding a small lace table cloth, some beads, a gold frame and a pink ribbon to the already over the top pink hyacinths makes this arrangement look very romantic.

The same jug but this time using pink tulips.
Again the pink is picked up in the wide pink stripe on the jug.
The only addition is some floral pink fabric on a cushion next to the arrangement.

Pink freesias used in two different ways.
Mixed with pink tulips and positioned on a dark tablecloth it looks dramatic and contemporary.
You barely recognise the same pink freesias in a more vintage setting.
By using an old favorite white jug, more lace and a big bunch of pearls you have a very different look.

I like them all but my favourite are the pink tulips in the jug with the pink stripe.

Do you have a favourite?

Have a lovely Sunday evening!

xoxo Ingrid


Home and Lifestyle said...

The jug with pink hyacinths is my favorite, but I love it all!

Today we had a wonderful time, we were in the garden the whole time to enjoy the sun!

Wish you a nice week, Ingrid!

Many hugs, Ingrid

martinealison said...

Il est vraiment difficile de faire un choix... Vous nous proposez de si belles photos et toutes aussi alléchantes les unes que les autres...
Le bouquet de tulipes roses irait parfaitement bien dans la dollhouse...
Je vous souhaite un bon début de semaine...

Henrietta said...

I love the pink set up with pink ribbon and I'm not a pink person, maybe I'm getting older:)

Robin Larkspur said...

Pink tulips definitely a favorite, but I love the contrast of the blue with the pink tulips and fresias as well. Gosh, the vintage arrangement also is perfect, so...no, I don't have a favorite, I love them all!!!

agnicy said...

Wow Ingrid....You are great artist !!!! Your photos are PERFECT !!!!Ag

The Summer Porch said...

I always wait for your posts, this one is no exception it's breathtaking!!! I love every picture they are all favorites to me. So vibrant and inspiring. Where did you find that last vase if you don't mind me asking?
Have a wonderful week your so creative,

Elephant's Eye said...

As each picture comes up, I think, that one ...! That little glimpse of soft watercolour effect print on the cushion is so effective at showing off the tulips.

ornella said...

io adoro la piccola brocca con le fresie è così tenera!Un abbraccio Ornella

lisa said...

Such beautiful glimpses of spring Ingrid!
I hope you've had a beautiful Sunday.

Frances said...

Ingrid, every one of your photos shows me an arrangement I would think was my favorite.

However, I do love hyacinths for their beatiful scent, but love tulips for the way that their blooms evolve day by day, growing into many stages of beauty.


The Garden Ms. S said...

I love the last picture with the pearls...the romantic look is calling me this time of year. :)

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

great idea to put the flowers in diverent vases for a fotoshoot....love the romantic rosé hyazinth the most....these are my colours & style..
Have a wunderful sunny week..
best wishes,

Georgianna said...

Very hard to pick a favorite, Ingrid, as they are all terrific! I would have to lean toward the tulips as well but the crocus are so sweet and I know how delicate they are – at least mine don't last in containers very long. Wonderfully creative – thank you so much for sharing these ideas. And I hope you have a beautiful spring week in London!

Sophia Callmer said...

Så himla snyggt och fint ALLTIHOP! Fast jag gillar speciellt uppifrån bilden om jag ska välja. kram Sophia

Together We Save said...

Those tulips are beautiful!!

Fru C said...

Matcha vasen med blomman....Alla lika fina i sina kombinatiner....Bilderna talar ;)


NinaH said...

Uhhhhmmmmm vad jag njuter av dina arrangemang! Och läckert med din text till som berättar om - och gör en uppmärksam på- detaljerna!

closenature said...

Oh my.... So many lovely photos of spring flowers! Matching the right vase to flowers and making the arrangement of flowers that's a BIG unknown to me so I'm really glad that my wife does it for us :) She does it very well and you do it exceptionally well. I really like the second photo (crocuses in the white vase with painted crocuses), it look sreally fresh and light to me in contrary to the first one where the background cloth fights with viewer's attention with the crocuses. I like also the old fashioned (#3 and #6) but my favourite is #5 which is so fresh and so vivid! Just ready to be hang someplace where I could enjoy it's colours and energy. Great work!

Zuzu said...

A favorite? I guess your third photo is my personal favorite - but they are all so very beautiful, Ingrid!
Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead,

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet ingrid, it's wonderful to be back in the swing of things on blogland! These flowers arrangements are gorgeous and so inspiring. I really adore each and every one lots! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

lauranell said...

Love your beautiful flowers! I look forward to stopping by here regularly.

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