1 June 2014

Florets - Floral Quote - # 66 - by Rachel Ashwell




" Farmer's markets, fields, gardens, meadows, nurseries, and flower marts in major cities are prime locations for finding quality fresh flowers. Farmer's markets are my choice, as they are so accessible and usually offer a mishmash of meadow and field flowers that look less cultivated than flowers from the other outlets. Large bunches can be purchased for anywhere from two to ten dollars. City flower marts are usually restricted to those with wholesale accounts, so unless you have a connection, they can be frustrating to use. I try to avoid hothouse flowers because they tend to look too artificial. Small imperfections and slight irregularities give flowers a more individual, natural look."


~ Rachel Ashwell ~ 

[Rachel Ashwell: British, based in America, interior designer, stylist, author of seven books and founder of the company Shabby Chic.]
[Quote from: Shabby Chic by Rachel Ashwell.]
[Flowers: Pink Alstromeria, Orlaya grandiflora, white Nigella and white Phlox.]
[All flowers from: Forever Green Flower Company.]
[Vase: Vintage zinc vase.]
[Other props: 'Vintage' Marimekko fabric, French linen sheet and painted wooden board.]
[ Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]


Have a Great Floral Sunday!

See you next week!

xoxo Ingrid

4 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

One of the very best things about summertime is the farmer's markets for flowers.

This is a very beautiful arrangement, Ingrid! xo.

Hjem & Glede said...

Vakker bukett;)))))

Hug Camilla ;

Janneke said...

I agree with Rachel Ashwell's choice for farmer's market flowers. That's real summer. Love the flowerarrangement.

Frances said...

Ingrid, there's a Shabby Chic shop just round the corner from where I work. Isn't it a small world?

My visit to the farmers market last Saturday was sort of cut short by sudden, unexpected showers. My friend and I dashed for quick cover and tea, coffee and cake in a nearby cafe.

Hoping my next visit will show me lots and lots of beautiful June flowers to select to bring home. xo