Friday, 20 April 2012

Styling Details...



Hedgerow Foraging



There's nothing nicer when Spring arrives, than to decorate your home with flowers gathered on woodland walks or just picked from the garden.

We live in a quiet close of 1960's properties, where the kids can play safely out front all day long and mums sometimes sit with a glass of wine or two and watch! The gardens have sprung to life and over the past few days been subjected to rain, hail storms and early morning frost, so it seemed like a good time to pick a few to enjoy inside.

I used the vintage French enamel jug to collect the flowers as I went along. Try using alternative containers to make displays and remember, sometimes the simpler, the better....!































12 comments:

  1. Hi Caroline, really like the different vessels you've used especially the enamel jug..I've just discovered enamel and bought a few falcon enamelware pie plates recently who I've just read on their website are a british icon! Your neighbourhood sounds lovely so nice for the children and the mothers. Catherine x

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  2. Thanks so much Catherine! I love those pie dishes-you'll really enjoy them and they make wonderful photos too-look forward to seeing some of your lovely recipies in them!! Cx

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  3. #4 seems to be my number today ;) I love the idea you propose with the fourth picture!

    Enjoy spring! Xx.

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    1. Thanks so much Holly! I bought a couple of distilling jars from the charity shop for £2 each and they look wonderful with a simple stem inside!x

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  4. Love these hedgerow bouquets Caroline. The informality of such arrangements works really well with more formal flowers too!

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    1. Thanks Ursula! Am trying out a few other much smaller displays, but may be a while due to my in-expertise (is that a word?!) with the camera!!

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  5. Oh how I wish I lived further from the city so I could pick flowers. I would get in trouble if I picked any of the flowers close to our home. (A gardener or two might want my head hehe)

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    1. Do you know what though marianne-as lovely as they look, the small aint that great!!! Definitely more hedgerow than spring flowers!!

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  6. How great that your kids can roam around freely...

    Some of your photos are so full of vibrancy and I love the patterns they are forming through the grain in the picture.
    Your styling is wonderful. x

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    1. Thanks a million Tina-you're very kind. See you Thursday!! :-)xx

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  7. I can picture the scene and just know that you live in a lovely lovely place. Loving your styling and photos. x

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    1. Oh Toni, that's so lovely of you! Thank you. These comments are just so nice to receive xx

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