5 April 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 38 - Soft Pink Ranunculus in a Bag

This week on 'Creative with Flowers' - I'm featuring a bunch of beautifully soft pink and white Ranunculus.

This is a little "statement" that I add to the post - briefly explaining my thinking behind the posts:

"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!"

I want to tell you a short little story about a bunch of flowers that I bought at a London street flower stall. The stall is at the bottom of Fitzjohn's Avenue - a wide tree-lined street leading up to Hampstead Village.

I always buy whatever catches my eye and on this day it was these gorgeous soft pink and white Ranunculus.

As soon as I get home I conditioned the flowers by removing the foliage, I trim the ends and put the flowers in water to give them a drink.

Whatever flowers I buy I always photograph them, I use different props, fabrics, tabletops and backgrounds. My inspiration comes from the flowers - the colour, the shape and the texture of the flowers.

I always have a little story in my head about the flowers, it can be about the season, the colours or how I want the flowers to look in the vase or the container.

Here is the end result this time......but every time it's different......!

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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back on Friday with another 'A Bunch for the Weekend'. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you here then - a new post - new flowers - bright and early first thing in the morning.


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: A big bunch of soft pink Ranunculus. All flowers from my favourite local flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: Vintage white apothecary jar.]

[Other props: Vintage French linen fabrics, hats, vintage chair, vintage plant stand, secateurs and bag from stylist own prop collection.]

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

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Mia Coman said...

Hello ,
These flowers are absolutely charming and refined. I love this color pastel.
I also like how to use different containers ..
Have a spring with many flowers and light!
Love, hug
Mia Coman

Gay Van Beek, Canterbury Cottage Designs said...

Hi Ingrid! I look forward to your posts - you are one of the few great blogs I follow! Loved today's ranunculus! They are my favorite flower. Have a great day!

Frances said...

The pale pinks of these flowers is exquisite! xo

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