9 December 2016

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 94 - Paperwhites

In this week's 'A Bunch for the Weekend' I'm featuring another winter arrangement. This time it's a white theme - white paperwhites with some contrasting grey-green foliage and lots of very subtle textures from linen fabrics, yarn and glass.

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, I 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 last longer and 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.

Paperwhites are such a welcome addition and works so well as a contrast to all the bright colours at this time of year. The colour is sparkling white with a yellow centre and the delicate petals form a star shaped flower. They are also heavenly scented and brings joy to a quiet month on the flower front.

The beautiful bunch of paperwhite flowers are UK grown by Cel Robertson on her organic flower farm Forever Green Flower Company in Norfolk.   

Eucalyptus foliage is another perfect Christmas plant - mix it with almost any flower, used on it's own or mixed with other foliage in garland or wreaths. 

The Iittala candle holder is an old favourite of mine and while growing up in Sweden I remembering loving all the Finnish design - so much more bold and daring than the rest of the world.

This Iittala votive holder was first designed in 1964 by the Finnish designer Oiva Toikka and he called it Kastehelmi - that translates into 'dewdrops'. It's pressed glass and the pattern of droplets makes the candle light play on the surface.

The three skeins of yarn is ecologically grown and Faitrade Pakucho cotton - sold by a company in Sweden called Alpaca 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. I'll see you back here then.


~ xoxo ~

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

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1 comment:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Dom är helt ljuvliga de vita narcisserna...men Uffe gillar inte doften hi hi!
Härliga bilder du bjuder på Ingrid.
Vinterkram från Titti

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