This weeks theme for FLOWERS is - 'Late Summer Colours'.
My inspiration comes from not only one of my favourite flowers - but also a few of my favourite things that I have collected over the years.
The gorgeous flowers are some Hydrangea macrophylla in pink and purple colours. The flowers were sold as one bunch but two stems were pink, two stems purple and the fifth stem was both pink and purple. Hydrangea macrophylla is an unusual plant in sense that the flowers change colour depending on the acidity or alkalinity in the soil.
I love the grey colour of the French vintage enamelled jug. It's not too light and not too dark - perfect colour to use with a lot of bright flowers.
The black plate with the purple flowers is bought in Mexico on one of my many trips to California while visit my husband's family.
White and grey marble is a perfect surface to use as a background when you take photographs of both flowers and food. It's neutral but with interesting variation in colour and texture and the pink stems shows up well against the marble.
The black basket is made from telephone wires by Zulu craftsmen in South Africa and the stool is designed by the Finnish architect Alvar Alto.
I very much enjoy the mix of things from different parts of the world and different cultures.
The off-white painted wood panel, the marble tabletop, the grey container and all the black works as an interesting background for the pink and purple colours of the late summer flowering Hydrangeas.
Please, have a look at Titti's blog HWIT BLOGG and see how she has worked around the theme of 'Late Summer Colours'.
Enjoy your flower arranging and have a great floral day!
I will be back soon with more floral delights.
~ xoxo ~