9 April 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 147 - by Ingrid Carlozzi

'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 while arranging and styling flowers.  

"Almost anything with an opening can be used as a vase: a tin can, an eggcup, a beer bottle, a wooden crate - anything! I love objects with history and patina. Rust and verdigris add such an amazing contrast to freshly cut flowers.
As long as a vase is functional, I can make it pretty, and if an urn is leaking from the bottom, I place a plastic container inside. I try whenever I can to avoid buying the typical florist vases we often see at events. I find them uninspiring to work with and an unnecessary expense. For me, the container is almost as important as the flowers that go in it. Vintage vases have a history. They have lived and traveled, and I love to think of those journeys as I fill them with flowers."

~ Ingrid Carozzi ~ 

[Ingrid Carozzi: Canadian/Swedish, Brooklyn based florist, founder of Tin Can Studios in Brooklyn; and author of Handpicked - Simple, Sustainable, and Seasonal Flower Arrangements.]

[Quote from: Handpicked by Ingrid Carozzi, 2017.]

[Flowers: White double daffodils from my favourite local farmer's market flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: Blue French polisher's polish jar from stylist's own prop collection.]

[Other props: Vintage large glass bottle, vintage blue basket and cup by Lotta Zerrander - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be back tomorrow - Monday morning - with another 'Tiny Blooms'. Tiny but beautiful......!


~ xoxo ~

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P. S. If you are looking for more floral inspiration you can go over and have a look at my Pinterest boards. I now have just over 12 000 followers and around 200 boards - all relating to flowers, floral styling and flower arranging. There are boards on individual flowers and shows how to arrange them. Other boards show different ways of using vases and containers. Simply click on the link below and it will take you straight there.

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