22 April 2015

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - All on a Plate

The theme for FLOWERS this week is 'All on a Plate' and I have created four colour coordinated plates using the flowers and berries as a starting point.

On four different plates I have assembled a napkin, cutlery, beads and buttons, flowers and berries, tags or labels decorated with washi tape and some different twines.

Next to each place setting is a little vase with flowers - from the top - blue grey Eryngium or Sea holly - next down are some gorgeous pink spray Dianthus or mini carnations. 

With the purple plate I also used mini carnations but in a different colour and the last plate has red berries from a shrub in my garden called Nandina domestica.

On the side of each plate under the napkin I have tucked the same flower as in the vase.

The napkin is tied with either baker's or garden twine in matching colour.  

All the little tags are decorated with colour matching washi tape. Remember the Japanese paper tape that was so popular a couple of years ago. I still have a shoebox full of them and I often use them when wrapping presents.

Just a few strips of the tape makes all the difference - turning something plain and ordinary into a little bit more special.

Sticking to one colour gives the whole table cohesion and forms a united whole - but you could also try using contrasting colours.

Hopefully you will have found some ideas and inspiration for next time you are having a dinner party.

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

Have a Very Happy Floral Wednesday!

I'll see you later in the week with more flowers from 
'Of Spring and Summer'

~ xoxo ~ 


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


Meta said...

Det är härligt med fat och brickor till blommor och pynt. Din första tallrik älskar jag helt i min stil Marthonen är en häftig blomma.
Önskar dig en fin vår
Kram Meta

Pia Gustafsson said...

Wonderful. I just love everything in your phothos today. Nice to be served on plates like that. A big hug from me/ Pia

Anonymous said...

Hello Ingrid,
I have just come away from Titti and what have you worked out the theme again wonderful!
And also so nice to see you both so completely have your own style!
I enjoyed your color combinations.
Have a nice day!

Hugs, Gerry

Frances said...

Ingrid, there is so much beautiful drama here!

Like Titti, you've created some very differing arragements that each have a distinct personality.

I do love that blue plate with the forget-me-nots in its design!

Thank you again for showing us ways in which carnations can take the stage. xo

Anonymous said...

Det här var så fint och inspirerande att jag nästan tappar andan!! Tack! När man tror att det inte kan bli finare, ja då kommer nästa färg!

Anna said...

Helt fantastiska bilder, vilka färger !
Kram Anna

Tante Mali said...

Fantastic, dear Ingrid, fantastic!!!
Happy weekend and all my best

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