1 April 2015

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Happy Easter!

Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

The theme for FLOWERS this week is 'Easter' and here in the UK its four days of holiday!

The flowers I have used are Narcissus 'Erlicheer' - its a highly scented cream double narcissi that has multiple florets on each flower stem. What a beauty!!

I bought he flowers at my local farmer's market where the lovely Cel Robertson and her partner Rob are back selling spring flowers from their weekly stall every Saturday morning. Cel grows all the flowers they sell on their organic farm Forever Green Flower Company in Norfolk and drives down to London every week. 

Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

We often associate Easter with the colour yellow - well yellow is lovely, bright and cheerful - but I find that a lot of people say they don't like yellow.

So I decided to go for a white and cream Easter. I made a hand-tied bunch and put them in a white vintage jug - simple and easy. The flowers are so beautiful just on their own I felt they didn't really need anything else.

How do you like my mini chicken in her little basket? I bought it a few years ago from an antique shop out in the country - in a part of Sweden called Österlen - in the south of the country.

Quail eggs and Easter feathers

I made a birds-nest out of raffia, bakers twine and chicken feathers. Its very simply made by taking a small handful of natural coloured raffia and making a circle - cut three lengths of baker's twine and make three ties around the raffia to hold it in place - place as many feathers as you like - around the sides and the top of the little nest - by placing them into the raffia and under the tied twine. That is it - quick and simple.

Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

These wooden eggs I'm told were used to encourage chickens to lay eggs. They still have some of the original paint. Also bought from the same antique store in Sweden as the chicken in the basket.

Antique wood nest eggs

The small quail eggs are real - they are empty - the content is already eaten. I think they look sweet in the little nest.

Easter quail eggs

Pompoms are always fun and these white fluffy ones are perfect for the white colour scheme. I'm not sure which ones I like the best the honeycomb kind or these ones. What do you think?

Narcissus 'Erlicheer'

Titti Malmberg - my Swedish based collaborator - who I work alongside on FLOWERS - has also created an Easter post 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 Easter!

See you later in the week.

~ xoxo ~ 


[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for FLOWERS and Of Spring and Summer.]
[Flowers from Forever Green Flower Company.]


Pondside said...

How beautiful your cream and white arrangement is! I think I like the fluffy pompoms best. I also think that I'd love to visit those antique stores in Sweden! Happy Easter!

Janneke said...

Wonderful Easter post and arrangements.
Wish you Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Hi Ingrid,
You have created a beautiful, stylish Easter decoration!
Bright yellow, I do not think so beautiful, but softpale yellow and lightpale it again.
These are special beautiful daffodils!
I again enjoyed your beautiful photos!
Have a nice Easter!

With love, Gerry

Jarka Panci said...

Wonderful fotos.
I wish you Happy Easter!

Frances said...

Ingrid, those multi-petaled narcissus flowers are so so beautiful. How wonderful for the folks in Norfolk to bring their special flowers all the way to the market in London.

I do like yellow flowers in the early spring, since I think that they are the true messengers that winter is fading away. However, your choice of colors for these arrangements is superb.

The little hen in the basket is wonderful. What a find! I also like those antique wooden eggs, and the tiny spotted quail eggs. Having the fluffy pompoms just adds to the festivities.

A very Happy Easter to you and yours. xo

Connie said...

There is nothing quite as elegant as white and cream flowers. These are gorgeous and when I was looking at your photos I thought that I
got a slight whiff of fragrance . . . could it possibly be true :)
Happy Easter!
Connie :)

HWIT BLOGG said...

Så härliga bilder, massor av inspiration som vanligt!
Ha nu en skön påsk vännen...
Kram Titti

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A lovely Easter table and pretty flower arrangement. I like the feathered nest, it adds a touch of spring.
Happy Easter!

roughterrain crane said...

Wow! Your photos are peaceful. They make me smile. Thanks.
I wish you a happy Easter.

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