17 February 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 101 - Pink Tulips in Zinc Vase


This week I have the pleasure to feature some beautiful pink parrot tulips and as a vase I have used a very worn and a bit rusty vintage zinc container.



Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explaining my thinking behind these particular posts:

"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."



After conditioning the flowers let them rest for a few hours or overnight just to give them time to absorb as much water as possible. If you are able to keep them in a cool place even better.


The props that I have chosen are all black - in contrast to the grey zinc container and the rich pink colour of the tulips.

You'll find a 2 kg weight from my grandfather's country store back in Sweden, a silver bracelet from Mexico, an ornate vintage button from an old coat and a black jet brooch. 


At Christmas I was given a couple of these lovely Iittala votive candle holders from Finland. The name of them are Kastehelmi - which means dewdrops - referring to the pattern on the outside of the votive candle holder.


A very coarse piece of linen cloth adds an interesting textured contrast to the smooth marble surface and the elegant lines and shape of the flowers.


I always find it interesting how tulips keep growing even after they are cut and put into a vase or container.

I also try to keep as many leaves as I can - they add texture, interest, colour contrast and beauty to 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'm looking forward to seeing you back here then.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Styling, photography and text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]
[Flowers: Rich pink parrot tulips from my local flower stall in North London.]
[Vase/Container: Vintage zinc container.]

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