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,
Tee hee x