This time on 'FLOWERS by ingrid and titti' - the theme is 'Autumn Afternoon Tea'.
November sits between the last rush of autumn flowers, bright berries and colourful leaves and "Not quite ready to do Christmas yet". Or at least I'm not ready!
My inspiration came from this and the fact that I love getting cosy under a warm blanket with a good book. And like here light a candle, make a delicious cup of rose hip tea and enjoy a piece of cherry tart - just some of life's little pleasures.
The bright orange Chinese lantern are dried and still on their stems. They will stay this amazing colour for a long time. But keep them out of any strong sunlight - or they will fade.
Pick them when they are in full colour on a dry day. Tie with a rubber-band and hang in a dark, dry place for about two weeks. Once dried you can make arrangements using them on their own or mixed with other dried flowers.
A simple willow wreath is beautiful just as it is or you can obviously decorate it in all kinds of different ways depending on season.
Here are a few stems of dried Miscanthus grass - tied with some black twine. They are very easy to dry - I just put them in a vase with no water and that has worked for me every time.
The very bright red cups and saucers I inherited from my grandmother in Sweden. They are called 'Karneval' - made in the 1930's by the Swedish pottery company Gefle.
I think this is a lovely time of year and I enjoy that little bit of a lull before the mad rush to get ready for Christmas starts.
Titti Malmberg - my collaborator on FLOWERS - and who is based in Sweden - is also featuring an 'Autumn Afternoon Tea' over on her blog HWIT BLOGG - so please go over and see what she has done.
Have a Lovely Floral Day!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for FLOWERS and Of Spring and Summer.]