16 July 2014

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Bouquets of Herbs




The theme for FLOWERS this week is Bouquets of Herbs. 

I think we all love herbs - growing them in the garden or in pots on the window sill, picking them to use in food and drinks, chopping them up and cooking with them - in general herbs are a delight and they will brighten up any dish you create in your kitchen.

Or like here using them as flowers and making lots of pretty little arrangements.




I made myself the challenge to only use herbs when making the bouquets and not using any flowers. Above are some of them all lined up.

The herbs I used in the bouquets are:
- Chives
- Dill
- Mint
- Parsley
- Rosemary
- Sage
- Thyme

In the background - and just for pleasure and not used in the bouquets - are two potted herbs - Lavender with lots of lovely flowers and Thyme.



I really liked the idea of making it all look a bit rustic and I wanted to try to re-cycle as much as possible when styling for the shoot.



So I re-used old jam jars and an old zinc pot, I planted up a weathered terracotta pot and adding some little pebbles from our garden to hide the visible soil in the pot. The garden fork with lovely patina is from the 1930's.

As background I used an old hessian coffee sack from my grandfathers country store and a rag rug woven by my great-grandmother, and I even found my aunts old school writing slate board and wrote 'HERBS' on it.



Conditioned the herbs I did more or less the same as I do with flowers - except that I left a lot of the leaves lower down on the short stems. 

I tied a short piece of different coloured ribbon around each jar but kept the colours to green and grey. The ribbons are from Jane Means ribbon collection. 

When I arranged the herbs in the jars I wanted to have as many different textures as possible - so I happily mixed large leaves with small leaves and added long chives, dill and stems of rosemary for height.

The dill flowers had such a phenomenal texture and so much grace that they got their own little vintage bottle.  


Titti over on HWIT BLOGG is also posting about herbs - so please go over there and have a look at what she is doing.


Here is a link to all the previous FLOWERS Titti and I have done so far.

You can also find all the images on my Pinterest


Have a Wonderful floral Day!

I hope you are having a lovely summer!

See you on Friday for 'A Bunch for the Weekend'.

xoxo Ingrid

6 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

J'ai manqué plusieurs de vos publications ! Aussi tranquillement en sirotant ma tasse de thé je me suis agréablement promenée dans votre jardin !
Vos photos sont toujours magnifiques et vos idées astucieuses.

En ce moment je serai moins présente et ce jusqu'en septembre.
Je vous souhaite un bel été.
Gros bisous ♡

Lisa Gordon said...

Everything here is so beautiful, Ingrid!
I especially love the lavender.
It is one of my very favorite summer flowers.

Happy day to you, my friend! xo.

Janneke said...

I think of the smell when you were arranging these herbs.

Tante Mali said...

Hi, good morning -
so lovely and fragrance!!!!
wonderful! I love fresh herbs
have a sunny and happy time
Elisabeth

Sajina Sunil said...

Hi,
All your arrangements are small and very classy! I love them all.
Sajina

angie said...

danke für die schönen bilder!!! alles liebe von angie