29 September 2013

Florets - Floral Quote by Shane Connolly

"Watching nature and being aware of the seasons also makes flower choice so much simpler. 
After many years in the business, I am still amazed how a few stems of flowers can bring life to even the most unprepossessing space. A breath of fresh air in every sense of the word. And often it IS just a few stems that are needed.
Just a single flower can remind me of a whole garden or a few papery leaves, an autumn wood."
~  Shane Connolly ~

[Shane Connolly - florist and event designer; he designed the flowers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding in 2011, author of A Year in Flowers, Table Flowers and The Language of Flowers.] 
[Quote from A Year in Flowers by Shane Connolly.]
Flowers: One stem of purple hydrangea.]
[Vase: Vintage jar from Kew's seed bank with the original handwritten labels.]
[Other vintage props: flower painting, fabric ribbon, Victorian metal grate, bone necklaces, book, fabric covered jewellery box, 1940's belt buckle, Art Nouveau ashtray, round miniature black wooden box and kilim rug.]
[Styling and photography by Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer] 


Bente Holst said...

You are so right - and your photo is very beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Lavender Cottage said...

I love this quote! Thanks for sharing it.

Frances said...

For some reason, the composition of this post's photograph reminds me of the richness of colors and details to be found in Pre Raphaelite paintings. The beautiful purple hydrangea looks very comfortable in its surroundings and certainly holds its on on this stage.

You are always showing us a new way to think about flowers!


Lisa Gordon said...

What a wonderful quote, and how very true it is.
Ingrid, that hydrangeas is the most gorgeous color I have ever seen!!

Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

So true! I like the warm colors in your photo.

Kaylovesvintage said...

very pretty
enjoy your weekend

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