7 October 2016

FLOWERS by ingrid and titti - Autumn Lovely Autumn

Autumn is such a lovely time of year - it's a new beginning just like spring - only in a different way. And that is what this blog post is about. So just bear with me and I will get to it!

There is an abundance of gorgeous autumn flowers at the flower markets and flower stalls.  

A lot of them in golden or burnt orange colours. Yellow is also prevalent with a few touches of rusty red and burgundy.  

I stayed within that colour scheme when I picked out my props - a beaded rusty red necklace, a vintage child's hanger wound with orange silk thread, a bowl of beads and two spoons. 

The funny looking animal is from South America and was a gift from my dear in-laws bought on their travels. I've never been able to figure out what kind of animal it's suppose to be - but it always puts a smile on my face.

The pale yellow ribbon is from Jane Means' Ribbon Collection.

The fluffy vivid orange flowers are called Safflowers or Carthamus. They resemble a thistle but are much softer to the touch.

The vintage sugar bowl is from the 1930's  and comes from my grandmother's house in Sweden. 

The bright yellow fluffy flowers are called Golden Rod or Solidago. Good value for money and a great filler in bouquets.

Here is a close-up of the red necklace, the amber coloured beads and the patterned little vinyl spoons.

The dark berries are St John's Wort or Hypericum. They are great to use as a contrast and will complement and look good with lots of different flowers.

Orange and yellow contemporary fabrics works well with vintage cutlery and china.

What I now would like to announce is another new beginning. Titti and I will be taking a break from FLOWERS. 

Titti and I have collaborated for quite a while now doing what we've called FLOWERS - floral themed projects that we posted on our blogs. One post by me in London and one by Titti in Sweden - same theme but two different interpretations. 

It's been lots of fun, often challenging, never boring, lots of colour, many unusual containers and let's not forget lots and lots of flowers!! 

We are now both working on new ideas, work is on the way to go down new paths, new projects and of course they are all floral!

Both Titti and I will continue to blog as usual on Of Spring and Summer and HWIT BLOGG.

I would like to thank you for being loyal visitors and many thanks for all your sweet comments. I hope that we have been able to inspire you in making your own flower arrangements.

Big hugs from Ingrid and Titti

Pop over to Tittis blog, HWIT BLOGG and have a look at what she is showing.

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 Florets - floral quotes by passionate flower lovers.

~ xoxo ~ 


[Styling, text and photography © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]
[Ribbon from Jane Means' Ribbon Collection.]

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Frances said...

Dear Ingrid, I've just left Titti a comment, expressing my thanks for the pleasure that your collaborative posts have given me over the months and years. It's been fascinating to see the variations in your individual floral interpretations of themes. Just Beautiful!

I love safflowers...they are so much fun to draw and paint!

I'm certain that your future plans will result in more visual fun for all of us. xo

Diana Studer said...

I much enjoy when you chat about your props.
It adds another layer and circle of interest to the flowers - and is how I first came to enjoy your blog.

AnnA said...

Dear Ingrid!
Lovely burnt colours you are showing this blogpost.
I wish you and Titti good luck in your new adventures.
Happy weekend!
best wishes,

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