14 January 2015

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - White on White

Paperwhites and Eucalyptus-Snöklockan-Per Hasselberg

The theme on FLOWERS this time is 'White on White'. 
I have used the beautifully scented Paperwhite together with a small leaved Eucalyptus.

In early December I bought two very large pots of Paperwhites from the flower stall at the farmers' market. But instead of bringing them inside I kept the pots on an outside window ledge. That way I could enjoy the flowers through my kitchen windows. I also knew they would last much longer being kept outside as I had a feeling I might want to use them later on for something else.

So this week when I saw that they were in full bloom I knew the time was right. I needed some white cut flowers for the current FLOWERS and thought it would be nice to use them as the theme was all about the colour white. 

Paperwhites and Eucalyptus-Snöklockan-Per Hasselberg

I didn't want any of the leaves so I happily cut all the flower stems and combined them in a medium sized vase with some small leaved Eucalyptus foliage that has this lovely mid-green colour - not too dark and not too light.  

Paperwhites and Eucalyptus

I have then layered the image with white on white - using a vintage ceramic urn from Sweden, some old French linen fabric, a painted wooden foot stool, a pile of old books, a small white statue, also from Sweden and as a contrast a little wire basket.

Paperwhites and Eucalyptus

Titti Malmberg - my Swedish based collaborator who I work alongside on FLOWERS - has also created a blog post over on her blog HWIT BLOGG - so please follow the link and go over and see what she has done. 

You can see all our FLOWERS posts Here. 

We also have a special board over on Pinterest with images from FLOWERS.

Have a Very Happy Floral Day!

~ xoxo ~ 


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


Glamista Home said...

What a beautiful bunch. I love the little paperwhite flowers. I don't think I have ever had any luck decorating with those beauties, not to mention finding them in the local florist store. Such a pretty bouquet thank you for sharing the how to.

Anonymous said...

Vad vackert! Underbara foton, igen!!
Hwit blogg föjer jag redan. Mycket trevligt!
Ha en bra dag!

Marit Bekkevold Skoglund said...

Hvitt på hvitt er helt nydelig.
Herlige bilder på morgenkvisten.
Klem fra Marit

roughterrain crane said...

Amazing! Your choice is excellent. The paperwhites have become more fabulous on that pot. Daffodils are the symbol of spring. It will be getting colder in my area, but your cool photos have brought me a wind of sprig. Thanks!

Frances said...

Ingrid, the scale that you have used in this composition is delicate, yet really makes a strong statement. What a wonderful imagination you have!

The tiny wire basket is a beauty with its shape echoing that of the paperwhite blooms.

Bravo! xo

Jenny said...

Vad vackert vitt!


Janneke said...

Lovely combination of paperwhites with Eucalyptus.

Jann Olson said...

Very beautiful! Just something about white that is ever so lovely.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Vilken vacker bukett Ingrid! Eucalyptus är en favorit, speciellt den som doftar så gott! Jättefina bilder som vanligt...
Varm kram till dig,

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Beautiful arrangement and I can imagine it smells heavenly too.

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