13 November 2015

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Faded Charm

The theme for this weeks FLOWERS is - 'Faded Charm'. I have mixed a bunch of pale flowers with a collection of faded and charming objects.

I bet you first thought it was roses I had in the vase! Well, its ornamental cabbage in a pale cream with a faded pink center. As foliage I have used Eucalyptus which has grey-green leaves. The ornamental cabbage take center stage and all I have done is surround the flowers with a collar of foliage. 

For the flower arrangement I'm using a vintage well used pressed glass vase. It used to belong to my Swedish grandmother, my mother then had it for many years and now I have it and I use it all the time.

I found the huge water jug at a flea market here in London a few years back - it is faded and stained; has crazing all over as well as a small hole in the side and a chip at the top! Well, I still love it and I just put another container inside to hold the water when I use it for flowers. 

All the books once belonged to my father - again the covers are all worn and faded but you know they are read and well loved; they all have my fathers name and date on the inside cover which makes them that little bit more precious

The little cushion is new but made from old linen fabrics and I love the faded floral panel stitched onto the plain background. Interesting how the green leaves matches the green leaves on the cover of the book with the title "Norwegian Poetry".

I hope you have enjoyed my little collection of faded but charming objects - to go with the rather unusual but very pretty autumn flowers and foliage.

Please, go over to Titti's blog and have a look at how she has interpreted the theme this week. Here is the link to her blog HWIT BLOGG

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a great floral day!

I'm back on Sunday with another Florets - floral quotes by flower lovers.
~ xoxo ~


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

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Frances said...

Ingrid, after the bright crimson colors in your prior post, it's fun to see your adoption of these soft, faded hues in this post's compositions. I think that faded connotes beauty, and your photographs certainly encourage my thought.

That vintage jug is a beauty. You make me yearn to be visiting London and other parts of the UK this autumn. Unfortunately, other matters have kept me here, but 2016 is much more promising for travel.


Diana Studer said...

this bunch could inspire the French to - mon petit choux!

HWIT BLOGG said...

Så vackert...elegant och enkelt på samma gång! Faded charm som sagt...
Ha en fin helg vännen!
Kram Titti

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