26 April 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 39 - Lilac Double Tulips



Tulips are still available to buy at flower stalls and the florist and what is really exciting is that now they are also flowering in the garden.

This week on 'Creative with Flowers' I'm featuring some very pretty lilac double tulips. 


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 bought two bunches of this beautiful lilac tulip from the flower stall. It's the kind of double tulip that is stunning both when the flowers are tightly closed as well as when they open up and become almost double the size.


This is all happening while the flower stems are growing, so you are presented with a different view of floral beauty every day.

To make the flowers last as long as possible - put them in a cool place during the night. 


The fabric used as a tablecloth picks up the colour in the flowers. It has an interesting circular pattern that is repeated in the shell necklace. The straw hat makes you wish for those long hot summer days that hopefully will soon be here...... 


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.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: A big bunch of lilac double tulips. All flowers from my favourite local flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: White vase with an interesting textured surface. Found at one of my local charity stores.]

[Other props: Fabric, hat and necklace are  all from stylists own prop collection.]

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

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