13 October 2011

Pink Dahlias and Chrysanthemums

I love the combination of all the different pink Dahlias and Chrysanthemums in contrast with silver grey and a few stronger colours as accents. The Dahlias and the chrysanthemums are grouped tightly together in an old galvanized zinc container for maximum effect. 

I have also used two different chrysanthemums. A light pink with a dark centre and a deeper pink matching the dark centre of the lighter one.
Dahlias and chrysanthemums are perfect to use for the dining table, the living room or the hallway. Remember to condition the flowers before arranging them and strip all the leaves off below the water line.
Chrysanthemums can last for two weeks or longer and the Dahlias lasts for about a week.

The show stoppers are two large pink Dahlias.

The beauty of flowers are often in the details.

A girl can never have too many pink beads!

A hurricane lamp to brighten up the autumn evening.

The pretty design of leaves and flowers is on the cover of a book of poems by Charles Baudelaire.

If using the flower arrangement for a table setting you can use matching or contrasting colours. I have used darker shades but kept the pink and grey theme with a few contrasts.

The two fabrics are both vintage, one is from Sweden the other English. The grey fabric with a floral pattern in the weave is old ticking from Sweden and the pink  is an old Laura Ashley fabric that I have saved for twenty five years! You know the thinking - "Just in case, it might come in handy one day."

Have a wonderful autumn day!


xoxo Ingrid


Anna Vattenkanna said...

I don´t like pink - but your combination today is lovely! I like the way you've mixed the cold and warm pink colours...

Kram Anna Vattenkanna

letrecivette said...

Nice combination Dear Ingrid!
Have a great WE!

Madelief said...

Hi Ingrid,

What an amazing colour your Dahlia's have. Your bouquet looks simply beautiful!!

Madelief x

Robin Larkspur said...

I really like the blending of these pinks and purples. Dahlias are amazing in their variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Lovely table setting. Your hurricane lamp is perfect for this display!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Home and Lifestyle said...

I love the flowers and the colours!!

Many hugs, Ingrid

Blueberry said...

What a lovely composition, Ingrid! I like it!:)
hugs, Ira

Diana Studer said...

I covet the glass beads, with the swirls of colour, and the 'don't judge a book by its cover' Baudelaire.

Lisa Gordon said...

What a gorgeous combination Ingrid!!
so many beautiful shades of pink, and as always your compositions are simply the best!
I so love visiting you here!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful weekend!

Frances said...

Your amethyst hued dahlias and chrysanths are just fabulous together. What a gorgeous harmony, with just enough contrast to really make the colors sing.

(I also had some Laura Ashley fabric with that same print, but in a different colorway...I cannot for the life of me remember what it was, perhaps a slightly deeper mulberry sort of shade?)


Unknown said...

you are the mistress of colors!!! stunning!!

Angel.Pearls said...

Perfect, just perfect!! Love this blogpost -give alot of good energy! Nej, hur många råsa pärlor kan en tjej ha..man får aldrig nog -läckert!!
Många kramar o trevlig helg

StarletStarlet said...

You are SO talented! Those are an amazing color combination. Plus, you styled it so perfectly!

Camilla Alvén said...

Underbara färger!

Hoppas att du har haft lika härligt höstväder i helgen som jag har haft

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Stunning colours and combinations.

Vale ♥ said...

I am totally into pink and youe combination is so elegant and full of good taste ! Love this bouquet and the perfect pictures :)

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Unknown said...

I love your dahlia bouquet. If I still would be in Amsterdam I could have bouquets like this also, they were so cheap there but not here:) I did love Amsterdam and we are planning to go back there next spring that I can see the tulip fields blooming, that would be one dream come true. You have been there so you know flowers are cheap there, 10 Gerberas were 1,99 euros and here is one Gerbera a like 3-4 euros....uh I'm weeping.
Har det bra

Moa said...

Så fint o stämningsfullt.. vackra foton och så önskar jag díg en fin höstdag oxå.. här regnar det o blåser så det är riktigt innesittarväder.. förutom att jag då måste jobba förstås men i eftermiddag blir det mys framför brasa och lite pyssel. Ha det gott/Moa

Manasi said...

Lovely colors. Love the lantern!! Need to get one.

Anonymous said...

I love these colors together!!! Stunning photos & gorgeous arrangements, Ingrid!
Hope you have a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures! I love the colors!:)

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