11 November 2016

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 90 - Pink Hydrangea II

In this week's A Bunch for the Weekend I'm using the same Hydrangea flowers as in last Wednesday's blog post.

Only this time using a different vase and I'm also using a lot of dark and moody colours.

 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'm using the same stunningly beautiful pink and light blue Hydrangea blossoms as in my last blog post. I wanted to do something different but using the same flowers so instead of using matching colours, clear glass and keeping the feeling light and fresh. 

This time I have gone dark, very dark by using a lot of black. I wanted to create a dark and moody feel to the whole arrangement.

The only things that are not black are the flowers, the foliage and the big vase. 

As a background I have used a large cushion with a textured black fabric and leaning against is is a vintage small black picture frame. 

The fabric I have used as a tablecloth is black ikat fabric from Mexico.

The big white vase is from a local charity store - a frequent source for many of my vases and containers. When I need a change I often donate them back to the charity stores in my neighbourhood.  

The black metal plate with the funny curved knife is a present from my mother-in-law. Scattered on the plate and to the side is a selection of vintage buttons, beads and belt buckles.

The black little cup/vase with white lines is by a wonderful Swedish potter called Lotta Zerrander who lives and works in an area called Österlen, a beautiful part of Sweden. 

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 Florets a floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. 


~ xoxo ~

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

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1 comment:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Je suis toujours très éblouie par vos compositions florales. On peut y retrouver le geste féminin et une sensibilité qui vous honore.
Très belles photos.

Gros bisous

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