20 May 2016

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - It's Time for Flowers!



Here is another FLOWERS from Titti Malmberg and and the theme is 'It's Time for Flowers'. Well as far as I'm concerned it's always the right time for flowers. But spring is a particularly special time of year with an explosion of stunning flowers.


I'm featuring another variation of gorgeously scented stock and sweet peas. This time in beautiful pink colours.


The stems of the flowers were very long and like made for a large and generous arrangement. So this time I used an oversized vintage pickling jar and positioned each stem at a diagonal in the container. The flower went to one side leaning on the edge of the vase and the bottom of the stem to the other side at the bottom of the jar.

I started with the more sturdy stock flowers arranging them around the edge of the container followed by the sweet peas. It's quite easy to feed the narrow sweet pea stems through the stock flowers. You need to be a little bit careful as the stems are delicate and the flowers are fragile and just space them evenly throughout the arrangement. 


As always a few little props - this time a small vase in a matching colour and some books about the very interesting fashion designer Issey Miyake.


In the background is a bright pink watering can - I might add that is has never been used in the garden! I wonder why? Maybe because it would not look nice for very long.


Don't hesitate to use the same flowers over and over again. With a little bit of creating thinking and some variation in colour and size as well as using different vases and containers - you can make the arrangements look quite different. Also think about adding some interesting props that either matches or contrasts the flowers. 


If you go over to Titti's blog you can see her interpretation of this week's theme. Here is the link to her blog. 


Enjoy your flower arranging and have a lovely floral day!

Titti and I will be back in June with some more FLOWERS with new and interesting themes.

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2 comments:

Meta said...

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Frances said...

Ingrid, I thank you for the guidance on suggesting a good vase shape for combining these long stemmed flowers. Your arrangement is very graceful. The small vase is such a glowing color and adds the perfect accent. Of course, I would also like to have a peek into the Issey Miyake books!

Happy weekend. xo