23 June 2013

Florets - Floral Quote by Vic Brotherson

" Buy vases that are easy to use. Never buy tall and wide as they will be impossible and expensive to fill, unless you have a garden to cut from. A classic in-and-out shape gives a narrow neck to hold the flowers in place easily. I frequently use pickle jars or Victorian vases. The perfect container will work in its setting even if it has no flowers in it. This basic principle should encourage you to choose vases that are a bit more interesting than a plain glass tank."
~ Vic Brotherson ~

[Vic Brotherson - florist and founder of the London flower shop Scarlet and Violet; and author of Vintage Flowers.] 
[Quote from Vintage Flowers by Vic Brotherson.]
[Statice and Alchemilla mollis in Victorian blue and white floral vase.]
[Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]


Alice said...

That blue is gorgeous. What a pretty setting.

Madelief said...

Love the blue and white vases and jugs! So very pretty!

Madelief x

littlebigbell said...

Pretty vases and what a brilliant quote. Have a lovely week Ingrid. xx

Georgianna said...

Great advice, Ingrid. I'm always on the hunt for interesting containers. But I admit I often reach for the teal Mason jars as they are so charming and the perfect height!

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