17 August 2016

Creative with Flowers - # 14 - Deep Pink Dahlias


This series of blog posts - called 'Creative with Flowers' - are about using flowers in creative ways. It could be about how the flowers are combined - maybe in a little bit of an unusual way. It might be the choice of vase - maybe not a vase at all but a container that could be anything from jugs, bottles, jars, tins or teapots - vintage or new it doesn't matter. 

As usual my arrangements will be quick and easy - and there will always be lots and lots of colour!



I came across these amazing deep pink dahlias at my local farmers' market. This big bunch is made up from three smaller ones. They were just perfect in every way and so cheap I couldn't resist them! 

I have used a florist's zinc bucket for the flowers - instead of a more traditional vase - perfect for the garden.


I wanted to do a little informal summer place setting for the garden. 


Added some fresh fruit - grapes, plums and a few berries.


A nautical inspired fabric in a traditional blue and white stripe is combined with purple napkins and some vintage floral side plates.


Purple place cards and mini Bon Maman jam and honey jars.


A cool summer drink with seasonal berries - white wine and raspberries.


There is always something special about eating outdoors. Add some cushions and an umbrella and of course pile on the flowers!!


Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Wednesday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back later in the week with some more floral delights. 

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Ingrid, what a relief to have the weather just a bit friendlier today, so I could meet a friend at the farmers market, without either of us ... or the produce wilting. I saw some very luscious dahlias, but took home a couple of tiny, architecturally pointy cactus plants, that will...I hope...inspire some drawing.

Your dahlias have found a lovely setting, thanks to your creative touch. xo