2 September 2016

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 84 - Blue Hydrangea and Delphiniums with Purple Trachelium

This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm working with some gorgeous blue Hydrangea, a very delicate light blue Delphinium and a dark and moody Trachelium.

It's always a pleasure and lots of fun to buy a bunch of flowers for the weekend and this series of blog posts, called 'A Bunch for the Weekend, will show you how you can make quick and easy flower arrangements for your home. 

Buy the flowers where it's convenient and easy for you whether that is from a flower stall, farmers' market, the supermarket or a florist. 

Always try to buy seasonal flowers - they will be a lot cheaper.

Make sure you condition the flowers as soon as you get home. Remove any foliage that will end up below the waterline in the vase. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and put in fresh water as soon as possible.

I love the contrast between the pale blue hydrangea and delphiniums against the very dark Trachelium.

As a background I have used some old vintage blue and white china drainers that almost exactly matches the blue flowers.

As vases I have used various vintage silver plated items - a coffeepot, some jugs and two sugar bowls.

Some of the containers and drainers rest on a small painted foot stool and I've added a linen table runner, some light blue labels, two beautiful vintage buttons also the same blue colour and a blue cup from Sweden.

The hydrangea last for ages and you can later dry it. The Trachelium lasts for about 7 - 10 days and the Delphiniums for approximately 5 - 7 days.

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Friday and a great weekend!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back On Sunday with another floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. 


~ xoxo ~

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

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Claudia said...

Hello, I love this pics very much.

Greetings from Germany,


Ingmarie We said...

Mycket vacker kombination! Ha en fin weekend.

HWIT BLOGG said...

Underbara buketter Ingrid...som vanligt!
Ha en fin fredag!
Kram från Titti

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