5 May 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend - # 111 - Bluebells

It's Friday and it's time for 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - that time to get some flowers for your home or for someone whose house you've been invited to for the weekend. Or why not to a loved one or maybe just for YOU!

Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explain my thinking behind these particular posts:

"It's always a pleasure and lots of fun to buy a bunch of flowers for the weekend and in this series of blog posts, called 'A Bunch for the Weekend', I will show you how you can make quick and easy flower arrangements for your home. 

Buy the flowers where it's convenient, easy and most affordable for you whether that is from a flower stall, farmers' market, the supermarket or a florist. 

Always try to buy seasonal flowers - they will last longer and they will be a lot cheaper.

Make sure you condition the flowers as soon as you get home. Remove any foliage that will end up below the waterline in the vase. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and put in fresh water as soon as possible."

This time I'm featuring two bunches of bluebells bought from Cel Robertson who runs the flower farm Forever Green Flower Company in Norfolk. She comes every two weeks to West Hampstead and has the most beautiful fresh flower with her to sell from her little stall.

I've teamed the blue flowers with some blue and white floral china - in this case two oval platters. As well as some plant labels made from wood and copper, a picture frame also made from copper. The amber necklace fits right in as a colour contrast. 

The bunch on the platter is tied with some natural coloured twine. Natural twine is easy to find, cheap and works well with most flowers - neutral in colour so it doesn't take anything away from the flowers.

Enjoy the bluebells while you can as they are not here for very long - so grab a bunch if you are lucky enough to find them!

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral weekend!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be here on Sunday morning - with another floral quote by someone passionate about flowers.

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


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: A bunch of Bluebells from my favourite farmers' market flower stall - Forever Green Flower Company - who comes to my part of London twice a month.]

[Vase/Container: A large clear glass pickling jar - bought at one of the many antique markets in London.]

[Other props: Two vintage blue and white floral platters, a copper frame, some natural twine, three wood and copper labels for the garden, a pair of scissors and a bead necklace - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

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

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1 comment:

HWIT BLOGG said...

Bara namnet...Bluebells...
Underbara bilder som vanligt vännen!
Önskar dig en skön helg med mycket sol och vila :)
Kram Titti

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