21 April 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 109 - Mauve Sweet Peas



It's time to do a little bit of planning for the weekend and to buy some flowers is ALWAYS a good idea! 
Hello, that is why I do this blog series called 'A Bunch for the Weekend'.......


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 affordable 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."



I always feel that there is something very special about sweet peas. 


The ruffled shape of the petals, the almost endless range of colours and their intense sweet scent - are some of the reasons for these flowers being so popular. 


I have simply put twenty stems of of sweet peas all the same colour in a vintage French Pernod glass bottle. I found the bottle at a car boot sale in Suffolk a couple of years ago. I love the texture and the shape of the bottle.

All I had to do before putting them in the glass container was to trim the stems - so very quick and easy!  


I borrowed three sea urchin shells from my daughter. They match the colour of the flower petals perfectly. The very thin muslin adds some interesting texture to the image.


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.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: Pale mauve sweet peas from my favourite local street flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: A vintage French cafe Pernod glass bottle - bought at a car boot sale in Suffolk.]

[Other props: A vintage basket, a cup made by the Swedish potter Lotta Zerrander, three sea urchin shells and some muslin fabric - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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3 comments:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Luktärtor redan?? Åhhh så härligt! Kan känna den ljuvliga doften ända hit...
Jag får sätta frön och tåligt vänta på blommorna tills juli :)
Kram från Titti

Karin M. said...

Gorgeous flowers in a wonderful color .... super shots ...
Best wishes, Karin

Frances said...

Sweet peas are amongst my favorites and your arrangement here serves their beauty so very well! Those sea urchins are also quite lovely, and your addition of the gracefully waved muslin was an inspired touch!

Happy Weekend! xo