15 May 2011

Honey and Mustard



Why does Miel de Provence, Moutarde de Dijon and Moutarde Rustique sound so much more interesting and romantic than Honey from Provence, Dijon mustard and Country mustard.
I guess French just sounds more romantic than English.
Or maybe it is just me coming from Sweden!


I had for many years kept some old jars that at some point contained delicious honey and mustard.
I had obviously not had the heart to throw them away.
Well, when I found them again deep in the loft I was delighted.


Even the writing on the jars I find delightful.


While I was at it I also found a little wooden box with the word "stamps" written in Danish on the lid.
I remember buying the little box at an antique market in Covent Garden in the centre of London.
I was so pleased at the time to find a little box with a Danish word written on it and it quickly became mine for a few pounds.
I thought it would be fun to fill the stamp box with little pink treasures and combine it with the jars that also have writing on them.


In the larger of the three jars I arranged some old fashioned garden pinks.
They are highly scented and lasts for a long time as cut flowers.



I love the frillyness of the pinks and how they come in all kinds of colours from very light to deep and dark.

Some have a dark center others have dark or light frilly edges.
The perfect flowers for little posies.

I put the whole arrangement on an old silver plated tray adding a white paper doily and a piece of lace around the larger jar just for fun.
An old wooden kitchen chair painted pink became a temporary table top and a hand woven pink and white table mat finished it off nicely.


Have a wonderful pink day!

xoxo Ingrid

20 comments:

Colores said...

brilliant combination of colors again! and this tiny wooden box adds the vintage touch to this bouquet arrangement! superb!

The Summer Porch said...

Very "pretty in pink". So soft and romantic, I love those jars Ingrid especially with all the french writing on them. I wouldn't have passed up the vintage box either. Very beautiful vingette as always...
Have a great Sunday,
Hugs Rosemary...XX

Dronninghuset said...

lovely pink and red, love these colours!
have a nice evening,
greetings from Norway;
Tove in dronninghuset.b.c ;-)

Anna Vattenkanna said...

Så härlig materialmix! Rustika krus och trasmatta tillsammans med den eleganta nejlikan... Crossover coocking!

Kram Anna Vattenkanna

Madelief said...

Dear Ingrid,

You are right. It does sound far better in French! Beautiful pinks!

Happy new week!

Lieve groet, Madelief x

closenature said...

Hi Ingrid, another beautiful work! I really like the whole arrangement and then the flower photos. I smell it almost here :)

Elephant's Eye said...

As 'hand made' sounds plodding and pedestrian, but 'Fait de main', now that is made by an artist! Hand woven in a subtle range of pinks pulls it all together gracefully.

Sanne said...

Dear Ingrid,

we have been to the Provence a few weeks ago and the language ( in words and in speech )is sooo beautiful...I wish I could do french better than I do...love your pots !!!
Never could give them away...and tha arrangement with pink is so nice....

Have a great week,
best wishes,
Sanne

Fru C said...

Jamen så är det.....det låter bättre på franska!

Kram//Carolina

Frances said...

I agree with you that the French language is filled with lovely sounds and rhythms. The way in which words glide together is very pleasing!

Also very pleasing is this charming pink still life you have artfully composed! I do love all the variations that "pinks" blooms can have.

And that tiny stamp box is truly a treasure chest.

Best wishes!

Zuzu said...

Lovely together, Ingrid! I have been seeing more and more floral arrangements in unique containers lately, and love the look!
:)
~ Zuzu

Henrietta said...

French is just so beautiful. Sometimes I think they sell stuff which is made in China but there is one word in french and so is the price after that:) Anyway love your pictures, your pink kitchen chair is just cute.

Mari Carmen said...

Every thing is so lovely that I can understand your happiness when you found them :)

The whole combination is really fantastic. I love it.

Regards.

lisa said...

The French have it down to a science when it comes to beautiful language, just as you do with these gorgeous compositions and colors Ingrid! Every visit here is truly a dream. And I have to admit, that every time I am here, I wonder what your house must look like. :-) I am guessing absolutely gorgeous!!!

Sylvia said...

Hello Ingrid,
Just found your beautiful blog !
I love the jars and the flowers are gorgeous, lovely colors !
Best wishes,
Sylvia

Beth said...

WOW! I love your blog! Beautiful!

stricksonne said...

hi, ingrid, i live london and your pics!!! greetings, angie

Georgianna said...

Hi Ingrid, I love these images and the wonderful vintage elements. I especially like that you are sharing all the detail shots as well as the overall image. Oh, and finding treasures in Covent Garden – wonderful!

Hope you are having a lovely day in London! xo – g

Laura Nell said...

I love your uniqueness and the creative ways you bring out the beauty of flowers. I am always inspired by your posts.
Laura Nell
http://lauranell.com

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