17 November 2014

Tiny Blooms - # 2 - Pink Chrysanthemums



I'm back with 'Tiny Blooms' - my column that is about small arrangements. Small or tiny might be the size of the container or it could be the size of the flowers or the amount of stems in each container. It will also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I allow myself a lot of creative freedom!

This arrangement is really all about being quick and easy! I have used five multi-stemmed little pink Chrysanthemums and a small to medium sized vase with quite a narrow neck.

The vase is made by Hornsea Pottery in 1963. They were known as Slipware vases. They have a painted grey band which is hand decorated with zig-zags in white slip clay.

While conditioning the flowers - I stripped off all the leaves and some of the lower little stems. When ready to make the final arrangement I measured the stems next to the vase and made the final cut. You might have to cut off a few more of the lower stems depending on how many there are towards the bottom of the stem. By removing leaves and lower stems I was able to fit more stems into the vase - creating a nicely domed arrangement.   




Multi-stemmed flowers take up more space in the vase and the individual flowers are at different heights. This means that when you make the arrangement you might have to compromise a little bit. For example in a narrow necked vase it's hard to to have both a full, tightly packed arrangement and having the flowers rest on the edge of the vase as you might normally do.   

So, what I ended up with is a nicely domed arrangement, the flower stems in proportion to the height of the narrow-necked vase - with a little bit of stem showing above the rim of the vase.

But - despite all that - it was still quick and easy!!  



Have a Lovely Floral Day!

~ xoxo ~

Ingrid 



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

1 comment:

Jarka Panci said...

Combination of colours vase and flowers is very very beautiful!
The vase is really amazing!
Happy new week.Jarka