16 April 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 148 - by Tricia Guild and Elspeth Thompson

'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.


" Flowers have the power to animate a room. Unlike furniture and fabrics, that we choose and change with great deliberation, they are totally spontaneous, filling the space with the energy and unpredictability of the natural world. I particularly enjoy the way in which, in the course of a few days, straight stems and tight buds open to become wonderful, wild and wayward creatures. So often, a flower is at its most beautiful just before it dies. There is much to observe and learn from their natural rhythms and from their generous, unselfconscious beauty."

~ Tricia Guild and Elspeth Thompson ~ 

[Tricia Guild OBE: British interior designer, founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild; and author of fifteen books.]
[Elspeth Thompson (1961-2010) British author of fifteen books on gardening, interiors and crafts; and journalist for The Sunday Telegraph, the Guardian and the observer - writing on gardening and interiors.]

[Quote from: Cut Flowers by Tricia Guild and Elspeth Thompson.]

[Flowers: Stock in a few different pink and pale purple colours - from my favourite local street flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: Vintage large clear glass jar -  from stylist's own prop collection.]

[Other props: In background is a grey-painted Victorian ornate ironwork - 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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