25 January 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 31 - Double Pink Tulips and Vintage Green Glass Bottles



This week on 'Creative with Flowers' - YES! it's more tulips - one of my favourite flowers.

It's a fabulous multi-colored double tulip - that I don't know the name of.....! But I will try to find out from my supplier.


This series of blog posts - called 'Creative with Flowers' - are about using flowers in new and creative ways. It could be about how the flowers are combined - maybe in a little bit of an unusual way. It might be the choice of vase - maybe not a vase at all but a container that could be anything from jugs, bottles, jars, tins or teapots - vintage or new it doesn't matter. 

As always my arrangements will be quick and easy - and there will always be lots and lots of colour!



Every single flower head is different from the next one. Some are big others small, the colouration on the petals are also different - the colours are two different pink, the inside of the flower is yellow and it has streaks of green. 


The leaves also vary in shape and colour and some leaves are edged with white.


The stems are taller than usual and some curve and bend others grow completely straight.


When they open up the whole flower spreads their petals and almost turns itself inside out. In the centre as an interesting contrast are some very black stamens.


I wanted this fascinating tulip to speak for itself so I kept the surrounding colours plain and simple. 

A vintage apothecary jar holds the large arrangement and it sits on a knitted white vintage little hand towel that is from my grandmother's house in Sweden.

All the glass containers are vintage green glass - some are ink bottles others big jars. The only contrasting thing is the little piece of black and white fabric where the black is picked up in the black lettering and the black stamens. 


Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous floral Wednesday!

Thanks you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer'. I will be back later in the week with more floral delights. I'll see you then.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

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

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P. S. If you are looking for more floral inspiration you can go over and have a look at my Pinterest boards. I have just over 200 boards all relating to flowers, floral styling and flower arranging. There are boards on individual flowers and shows how to arrange them. Other boards show different ways of using vases and containers. Simply click on the link below and it will take you straight there.


2 comments:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Il me tarde de les voir fleurir dans les jardins !...

Très jolies compositions. Vos photos sont très très belles.

Gros bisous 🌸

NinaH said...

Love tulips! Especially when you have arranged them!! ;-)