4 January 2013

Colour Story - Red & Grey

The holiday period is over but I wanted to use the four red miniature Poinsettia, that I featured in this post, one more time.  

I planted all four in a lead coloured rectangular planter. Mind you it is a temporary solution as the planter has no drainage holes in the bottom. It is not always easy to keep Poinsettias alive, the lower leaves tend to fall off and it is important not to over-water - so we have to see how successful I am!  

I liked the colour of the planter and felt it went well with the red, white and grey colour theme of my colour story.

Around the outside of the planter I stuck a red and white strip of floral fabric using some double-sided tape - just to break up the solid grey colour.  

All the ribbons are from the Jane Means ribbon collection - there are a mixture of stitched, dotty and striped grosgrain in red, white and grey, a denim style and a gingham ribbon in red and white. I am one of the stylists on Jane's ribbon blogging team. She provided us with her entire collection of ribbons and I'm very happy to be able to use them in some of my blog posts. 

Three small white plates became the base for little votive candle holders. I decorated the plates with strips of red, white and grey washi tape - not too many just a few strips is enough.

Red cranberries are great for both eating and decorating. Use a needle and thread and string them up to decorate the Christmas tree or simply use a few strands or loose ones - to decorate the table - like I did here, here and here

Have a lovely day!

Thanks for the visit and I'll see you back here soon.

xoxo Ingrid

[Styling & photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer]


littlebigbell said...

Ingrid, shame Christmas is over, as that would have been a wonderful Christmas table to use. I love washi tape and how it lifts something to a contemporary feel so instantly. The Poinsettias look great in the metal container. xx

Bare Mtn Farm said...

That would look lovely all the way to Valentine's Day!

Diana Studer said...

We are still in the Twelve Days of Christmas until the 6th of January, Three Kings Day in Switzerland, and Epiphany for me.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Love red and I love your poinsettias.

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