April 28, 2011

A Floral Bouquet

Ever since I put together an array of floral-patterned items (here), I have been smitten with anything flower-related - including, yes, the plants themselves. That's why I'm excited for all the trees to turn green again and flowers everywhere to bloom as the temperatures keep climbing steadily. In preparation for that time, which doesn't seem to be too far away, I decided to browse through The Art of Flower Arranging by Jan Hall and Sarah Waterkeyn for some inspiration.

I picked up this book on my trip last summer (this one), from a used book store, and though I put it back the first time I saw it, I just couldn't resist leaving without it since I knew my mom would enjoy it just as much as I would.

All the arrangements in the book mix colours so brilliantly, but an all-yellow bouquet along with a soft-pink-and-white mix are at the top of my list.

What I love most about this book is the innovative approach to arranging flowers. I like the idea of using all types of recipients - even ones that aren't meant for holding flowers: from spice racks and teapots, cups and saucers, all the way to a pair of rain boots - and I think they add that much more to the appeal of the flowers inside (it's more eco-friendly too!).

A bouquet or two of flowers does wonders for a book case!

As it turns out, dried flowers can be just as beautiful as fresh flowers, and the idea of framing a mirror or making a summer wreath with them makes me want to try my hand at drying some this summer.


  1. Those dried flower wreaths are so beautiful...!

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