Its the end of a great year for 'FLOWERS' - and we would like to wish you a 'Happy New Year!'
It was so lovely to round off the year with Titti and I being featured as 'Blogger of the Month' in the Swedish magazine Lantliv.
For celebrating New Years Eve I have created a little new years table setting with Amaryllis, Christmas cactus and dark green holly.
Cloudy skies, low outdoor light levels and short winter days sometimes makes it a little bit difficult to take photographs indoors. I only use natural light for the images I take - but I do make one exception and that is candle light.
The brass candle sticks are Swedish - designed in the 1940's by Ivar Ålenius-Björk - they are called 'Liljan' - Swedish for 'Lily'. It was a very popular candle stick and is now being made again. Here is a link to a Swedish article about the manufacture Ystad Metall.
The flowers and foliage are very simply arranged - the gorgeous white and green Amaryllis are in a off-white vase - the Christmas cactus is planted in a pot and the holly is also in simple mini glass vases - as well as a few stems tied with a grey ribbon and placed on the table.
I have put some gold and brass coloured mini Christmas tree baubles in a few clear glass containers.
As well as a few old antique brass curtain rings just for their simple beauty but also for fun.
A festive New Years Eve table with a bit of bling, candles and seasonal floral beauty!
Titti Malmberg - my Swedish collaborator on FLOWERS - is also wishing everybody a 'Happy New Year!' - or as they say in Sweden 'Gott Nytt År!'.
Please, go over and see what she has created on her blog HWIT BLOGG.
Have a very Happy New Year!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for FLOWERS and Of Spring and Summer.]
[Ribbon designed by Jane Means.]