26 August 2015

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Late Summer Colours


Pink and Purple Hydrangea in Vintage Grey Enamelled Jug

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. 

Pink and Purple Hydrangea in Vintage Grey Enamelled Jug

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.


Pink and Purple Hydrangea


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.  

Pink and Purple Hydrangea

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.


Pink and Purple Hydrangea

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.

Pink and Purple Hydrangea in Vintage Grey Enamelled Jug

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 ~

Ingrid


[Styling and photography: © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]



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8 comments:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Härliga sensommarfärger! Så snyggt till den grå gamla kannan...
Ett vackert inlägg Ingrid!
Ha en fin dag i ditt sköna London.
Kram Titti

Meta said...

Gamla saker och blommor är alltid vackert. Hortensian i synnerhet. den finns till var och en vad man än älskar för färg.
Ha det så gott i sensommaren
kram Meta

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Ces grosses boules de fleurs que sont les hortensias sont vraiment magnifiques. Leurs couleurs, leurs formes sont somptueuses.
Je vous remercie pour le partage de vos sublimes photos. En Bretagne, chez mes amis, il y en avait de somptueux.
Je suis très heureuse de vous retrouver...

Gros bisous ♡

Gerry said...

Hi Ingrid,
What a beautiful hydrangea and what they are beautiful in the gray can and black pot!
I was with Titti and she had handled such beautiful colors.
I do long for the autumncolours.

With love, Gerry

Frances said...

Ingrid, it's so much fun to visit here, and see how you have introduced August hydrangeas to so many lovely settings. Each on is a treat!

xo

Janneke said...

Beautiful, it is time for Hydrangeas in the house again with autumn on the corner.

lenaiwales said...

Så vackert!
Har varit på jobb i Skottland en månad och inte haft möjlighet att föja dej på ett tag, men nu är jag tillbaka hemma i Wales.
Ha det bra!

Madelief said...

Beautiful late summer colours Ingrid! Wish the hydrangeas in my garden have such pretty colours as yours.

Madelief x