7 April 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 107 - Purple Hyacinths 3 Ways

This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring a ten purple Hyacinths as cut flowers - three different ways.

Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explain 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 in 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, easy and most afordable 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."

Three very different containers - a Victorian blue and white floral vase, a vintage clear glass jar and a vintage white china apothecary jar.  

Three different backgrounds - conservatory French doors with small window panes and two different backdrops in off white.

Only two kinds of trays - a Victorian blue and white floral bread plate and a very worn vintage silverplated tray. 

The flowers laying on the tray and the plate are as you can see not in water. It's just me playing around and they will not stay fresh for very long - it's just a bit of fun.....!

The mini secateurs was a gift from our daughter - she thought they would work well as a prop. The handles were covered in red plastic - not a good colour when you take photographs - the eye goes straight to any red colour in an image. On her suggestion I cut it off and voila it's my favourite new prop.......!!    

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 morning with another 'Florets - a new floral quote by someone passionate about flowers. 

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


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: Purple Hyacinths from my favourite local street flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: A quite big clear glass jar, a blue and white floral vase and a white apothecary jar. All bought at some of the many London antique markets.]

[Other props: Vintage small stool, French linen fabric, round vintage tray, blue and white floral bread plate and a mini pair of secateurs - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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Mia Coman said...

Hi Ingrid,
I admire your love for flowers. It's great what you're doing, even playing with flowers!
Every time I look at your favorite blogs, start with yourself. I do ... more beautiful day!
Warm hugs, Mia

HWIT BLOGG said...

Kan känna doften av hyacint, sååå ljuvligt!
Ha en skön helg nu vännen...
Kram Titti

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