27 January 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 98 - Golden Acacia



It's rare that I feature yellow flowers on the blog - apart from maybe yellow daffodils at springtime. A time when we are all craving a boost of bright colour.

This time it's a bunch of very bright Golden Acacia or Mimosa as it's also called.

Acacia

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.


Golden Acacia

What you see here - this bunch of unmistakably yellow flowers - just appeared in my kitchen one morning. Our daughter had just had a birthday and a very good friend had given this bunch to her. 

I became the lucky carer and handler and was determined to do a little photo shoot using the Acacia.  


I liked the idea of a rustic Mediterranean feel to the whole thing and thought it would be appropriate to use old terracotta, hessian sacks, a small vintage watering can, an old tile and a vintage basket. 


All the natural colours of the props worked well in contrast with the sharp yellow of the Mimosa.

And our daughter was very happy with the arrangement!



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.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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

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2 comments:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Det gula mot det rustika, superfint Ingrid! Ögonfröjd denna fredag...
Ha en fin helg!
Kram Titti

Frances said...

Golden loveliness...what a splendid birthday gift. xo