3 May 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 40 - Pink Ranunculus with Black Props

This week on 'Creative with Flowers' I'm featuring a mixed bunch of Ranunculus in two different pink colours.

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've used a quite large vintage, straight sided, white apothecary container. It once had a lid, now lost or broken. It comes from my uncle's pharmacy back in Sweden. 

Now a perfect vase for flowers...... and part of my collection of props.  

The props that I have used this time are all black - well almost. The fabric is mostly white but it has this funny little pattern of black parallel lines and in between swirls. It's a piece of fabric that I often use as a tablecloth and bought many years ago back in Sweden. 

The black metal plate, I use this one a lot, very good to use as a contrast to bright colours and for layering while styling. The very small black pottery vase is from Turkey. Both the plate and the vase are gifts from my mother-in-law.      

The black props are great contrast to the bright pink flower heads.

Here is a close-up of the little vase - an example of perfection in shape and proportions.

I love mixing old with new, matching colours or like here using contrasts in colour. Adding interesting textures and using different materials - fabrics, metal, pottery, china and having a painted wood panel as a background.

It all becomes part of working with flowers and styling images before taking my photographs.    

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: Two bunches of mixed pink Ranunculus. All flowers from my favourite local flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: A vintage white china apothecary jar from Sweden - it has always been missing it's lid - still a great container for flowers. 

[Other props: Black and white fabric with an interesting pattern, a black mini vase and a black metal plate - all from stylists own prop collection.]

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

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Dear Ingrid, the black spiral motif on the fabric is a perfect partner for the beautiful pink ranunculus. xo

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