2 April 2014

Vases, Vessels and Vintage - # 3 - Pink & Red Vases

I have a confession to make - I have a lot of vases!

I have a large collection of all kinds of vases and containers - but I don't feel guilty about it. I use them in my daily work - while styling and photographing flowers.

Vases, vessels or containers - call them what you like - can be so much fun when you arrange flowers. Here is a small part of my collection - the pink and red one.

I have some very old antique vases, I have a lot of vintage and retro containers and I also have a lot of new ones. 

Some are inherited, others are bought at antique fairs, some are from car boot sales and flea markets and a lot are from charity stores. I have never spent a lot of money as you don't have to because vases are often cheep. 

This, my small red and pink vase collection, range from a Victorian scent bottle, a fairy light candle holder, a two-toned 1920's glass vase, a pink 1940's retro ceramic vase to some new mini bud vases and a small candle holder.

 Here are some images of a few of the pink and red vases. 

I have used five different tulips in a range of different pinks - it's a mix of parrot, fringed and double tulips - all gorgeous.  

What is interesting about tulips is that they continue to grow in the vase, the petals also open up and they often change colour - they are almost the most beautiful just before the petals drop. 

The last image is similar to the first one. It's the same flowers in the same vases - just a few days later. You can clearly see the change in the tulips. I think even more beautiful!

Have a Creative Floral Day!

See you on Friday with another FLOWERS by ingrid and titti and this time it's about something a little bit different!

xoxo Ingrid

[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]


Frances said...

Ingrid, both the tulips and the variety of vases are so, so beautiful. It's grand to see how you find a way to change the scale of the flowers and the containers, as those tulips grow into their final act.

Lovely to see them all back for a curtain call in that last photograph. xo

Lisa Gordon said...

I kind of figured you had a lot of vases, Ingrid! :-)
And every one of them is so very lovely. Of course they would not be nearly as lovely without your beautiful flowers, and wonderful styling.

Gorgeous, gorgeous color combinations here.

Happy April to you, my friend. xo.

Janneke said...

Love your collection of vases and it is such fun to play with them. The tulips indeed are growing even more beautiful each day till the petals drop.
Regards, Janneke

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Hi Ingrid
I see that spring has well and truly arrived! The last photo is my favourite, I think the flowers look the most lively here. It's amazing how much they change while in the vase :) I've had to move away from my home temporarily so I haven't been picking flowers from my garden and I miss it! Glad I can still take inspiration from you :)

Things and Thoughts said...

Flower compositions become different from vase to vase, you have certainly the know-how Ingrid!

Tante Mali said...

Dear Ingrid,
your flower decoration is always so wonderful - love your arrangements - they are straight and beautiful!
All the best and thank your for your sweet words

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I love the last photo with the tulips together in different shapes and sizes of complementary vases.

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