26 February 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 141 - by Vic Brotherson

'Florets - Floral Quote' is a series of blog posts where I feature quotes by authors - mostly well known but you will also find some obscure ones.

All of them have written one or several books about flowers, gardening, interior styling or interior design. Many are experts in their field but what is the most important is that they are all passionate about flowers.

I love books and in my ever growing library I look for quotes that I hope will be both helpful and useful for everybody who is arranging and styling flowers.

pink tulips in blue ink bottles

" A collection of small glass bottles (condiments or perfume bottles are perfect) is an indispensable quick -fix for a table decoration or an awkward narrow shelf and the best part is they are economical to fill. Top them up with water and arrange on the table to ensure you get different heights and then fill them with a mix of roses.
When filling the bottles make sure all the stems touch the base of the vases, otherwise they can become top heavy (one of my pet hates). Also, try to ensure the stems run cleanly and simply beneath the flowerheads, as this is much more pleasing to the eye."
~ Vic Brotherson ~  

[Vic Brotherson: Top London florist, founder of the flower shop Scarlet and Violet in North West London and author of two books Vintage Flowers (2011) and Vintage Wedding Flowers (2014).]

[Quote: From Vic's first book Vintage Flowers.]

[Flowers: I have used a mix of two different pink tulips - the stems are cut very short. All flowers from my local flower stall in North London.]

[Vases/Containers: A collection of vintage blue ink bottles bought from various London antique markets over the years.]

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

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral weekend!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back tomorrow morning with another Floral Media - a brand new video showing how to make a simple floral arrangement. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here then.


~ xoxo ~

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