28 October 2016

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 88 - Autumn Coloured Chrysanthemums


Autumn is a season full of fabulous colours - a time when nature is very generous with what it has on offer. 

Why not use one flower - but plenty of stems - and make it look large and abundant. 


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.



It's easy to be generous with Chrysanthemums as they are readily available at this time of year, cheap to buy - and they also last for ages!

I wanted to combine these burnt orange flowers with BLUE!


I scoured my house for blue props - and I picked a few of my husband's blue shirts, a Spanish plate with blue decorations and a small painting by my art school teacher Sargy Mann - a remarkable man and painter. 


I also found a French vintage fabric with wide blue stripes, some dark blue bowles from Sweden - and last but not least three just published books and they all had lots of blue on the covers.....

From the bottom of the pile: In Bloom by Ngoc Minh Ngo. In the middle: Flourish by Willow Crossley. On the top is In the mood for Colour by my fellow Swede Hans Blomquist.

All three are beautiful and very inspiring books and I will review them soon. 


As a contrast to all the blue and burnt orange - I also made up a little basket of gold, amber beads and coral tucked in with a piece of fabric in similar colours.


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

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

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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

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4 comments:

Frances said...

Dear Ingrid, various blues and orangy colors always have an amazing effect on each other. As complements, they can be sharp elbowed neighbors, or as you have show us with these photographs, gently benefit from proximity. Just lovely! It's definitely mum season, and I just might have to buy some for the weekend. xo

Ingmarie We said...

A very lovely post. Have a nice weekend.

NinaH said...

Titta! Nu kan jag för en gångs skull kommentera här- på rätt websida! ;-) Ja.... Nu börjar det bli lite ont om blommigt från trädgården.... Nu får man nog börja inköpa en bukett nu & då! Och inspireras av dina fina arr o försöka att själv "komponera" något fint....Tack för ännu en rad underbara inspirationsbilder!

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