5 March 2017

Florets - Floral Quote - # 142 - by Jane Packer

'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 for everybody who is arranging and styling flowers.

pale blue hydrangea and gravy drainers

" In the kitchen, it's fun to use containers that give a nod and a wink to their surroundings. Search your cupboards for quirky kitchenware such as tea caddies or coffee pots, or wash out and reuse glass food jars or milk bottles. Enamelled jugs are the perfect home for a sheaf of tulips, and you can pop a dome-shaped posy of sweet williams into a colourful glass sundae dish. Vintage coffee cans are the ideal receptacles for sooty-eyed anemones or a single luscious camelia."
~ Jane Packer ~ 

[Jane Packer (1959-2011): British top London florist, founder of Jane Packer Flowers and flower school; and author of thirteen books.]

[Quote: From Jane Packers last book At Home with Flowers (2011).]

[Flowers: I have used a beautiful pale blue hydrangea. Flower from my local flower stall in North London.]

[Vases/Containers: A vintage silver plated sugar bowl found at one of the many London car boot sales.]

[Props: Vintage blue and white china gravy drainers found at London antique markets.]

[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 Floral Media. I'm reviewing a brand new book by the photographer Georgianna Lane. It's called Paris in Bloom and will be published on March 14th.

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


~ xoxo ~

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