Monday, 19 September 2011

Bloom

In the October edition of The English Home I was delighted to see an article featuring the work of Vic Brotherson - I have long been an admirer of her work. I remember I squirreled away an article about her in Elle Decoration back in December 2009.(Loved her style and home too!) 
What really appeals to me is her combination of vintage containers and objects, seemingly jumbled and eclectic, yet so perfect with her flower choices. Happily for me the article is taken from her new book Vintage Flowers.In it she talks about "painting with flowers"....."allowing the flowers to do the work using the colour, shape, texture to create still lives.. Even if your budget is limited, it is always possible to create something beautiful - especially if you have the right container." Thank you Vic, that is all the justification I need for all my endless rumaging in charity shops, jumble sales et al, looking for that elusive vase/bowl/jug.......
 
Vic's shop is called Scarlet and Violet and can be found on Chamberlayne Road, NW6.
So, feeling inspired by Vic I went out in the garden and snipped away..... here is my creation! I had no idea how much fun it is playing with foliage and flowers and a large lump of oasis. Oh, and for those of you who are worried about my rapid descent into Audrey Forbes Hamilton territory and the world of country wife - yes I was humming Jerusalem and thinking of straining my next batch of blackberry jelly.
 Have a fantastic week everyone,
Sarah xXx


Tee hee x
 








18 comments:

  1. So pretty, aren't you clever.

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  2. The flowers are stunning! :) Melissa

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  3. I've just put this book onto my wishlist, thanks to another blog review - lovely to see your own take on it, and the lovely results so far!

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  4. had to laugh over blackberry jelly.... brought back some from Country Women's Association shop in Hobart!
    heehee
    got to love Audrey, she got everything in the end!
    have you started your own chapter of the WI?
    heehee
    and the flowers look absolutely lovely!
    and tell the Other P to visit on a saturday if she can, I'll be in the shop!

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  5. How brilliant Sarah and what lovely images - now imagine an afternoon sipping tea and talking flowers as well....delish.

    ~Nina x

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  6. Such a pretty post.....a floral feast!!! Thank you!
    Nattie x

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  7. thanks for sharing this its a beautiful post- the flowers and displays are simply stunning!
    such a feast for your eyes! true country eye candy hehe x

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  8. I love that style of flower arranging, so imaginative. Oh dear another must have book! I enjoy flower arranging, very therapeutic. Audrey Forbes Hamilton, one of my all time favourite TV characters! Penelope Keith is brilliant, I liked her in To the Manor Born too.
    Your flower arrangement looks very professional!
    Isabelle x

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  9. What a lovely arrangement you created-you must not have let the entire day slip away!!

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  10. Ha ha Audrey, your flowers look fandabbydozy! Saw a couple of last pink roses in the garden today, might have a go myself on the morrow. xx

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  11. Gorgeous flowers, Aud! Love the images from my book but quel horreur, I could never stand an urn of flowers on my antique french chair!

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  12. Sorry, it's YOUR book .. I was merely put it on my mental wish list !!

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  13. putting !
    (need more sleep) .. and now I'll go! x

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  14. Such beautiful inspiration here today! I am in love with this sweet shop and your creation. You inspired me to run out and find a unique container for my flowers...hugs for a great day. xoxoxo

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  16. I hardly know where to start SJDTL... I have had so much to catch up on and your delicious photos are like manna from heaven.. so good for the heart and soul. I am utterly in love with your new home... as you must be too! What a beautiful nest you have made.
    To see Cornwall through your eyes was almost (not quite) as good as being there myself. We longed for a holiday in the wild west this summer... but alas it was not to be. Tell me this.. how could you wrench yourself away from your new home..? I would be dancing and skipping through the rooms from dawn till dusk..
    Love to you
    Mxx

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  17. Thank you for the introduction - I hadn't come across her before. I adore the colour combination in the third shot - both for flowers and vases. Your arrangement is spectacular - wish we could get together for a WI inspired lesson!! I am afraid I am surrounded by such WI/Jerusalem events round here at this time of year!! Hee hee
    xx

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