28 May 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 153 - by Florence Kennedy

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.

"I don't really have strict rules when it comes to the scale and form of a vase as each flower looks different with a different vase. It's simply a case of working with what you have. Ask yourself: does that vase make the flower sing? Does it show off its best attributes?"

"Different sizes, shapes and materials can be used together to create an easy, unmanicured look. I struggle to find vases that really captivate me, but trawling flea markets and charity shops has given me a treasured collection of bottles, jars and vases of all different shapes and sizes, with different patterns and varying degrees of wear and tear. Even using the same-shaped vase in different sizes gives your arrangement a more relaxed feel."
~ Florence Kennedy ~ 

[Florence Kennedy: British, East London based florist, founder of Petalon, her 'bouquets by bicycle' flower delivery company, she teaches workshops, does weddings and events, and author of Flowers Every Day.] 

[Quote fromFlowers Every Day (2017) by Florence Kennedy.]

[Flowers: Pink roses - from the supermarket.]

[Props: Vintage dark green ink and apothecary glass bottles - 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 weekend!

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

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here then.


~ xoxo ~


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