Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fresh Flowers for Tough Times

For those of us residing in the State of Penury, here is an excellent idea by Sarah of Blossom and Branch, via Design*Sponge. It's a definite upgrade from our parsley-in-a-creamer. This is Sarah's second post in a twice-a-month series, Flowers A-Z. Take a look, you might be surprised by the ingredients.

That is from Julie's site today. I loved this idea so much that I scooped it up & placed over here. A relief from the gray & watery rumination chez nous.

I've looked on-line but not in the shops for prices per bunch/stem. I sniffed by them in the market in years past. My bad. It's very much bricolage in the French usage sense. Scent memories of cycling & walking past fields of decaying brassica on the outskirts of Strasbourg might have something to do with my aversion. I don't think that classy Design*Sponge would have anything on their site if that were the case. We shall see.


simon said...

I have a jasmin hedge which i used to love the scent of. Sadly Jasmin flowers go "off". One year I had my washing hanging onthe line and the clothes all had a rotten jasmin smell. I find the smell of jasmin a bit "much" now...

Giulia said...

I know what you mean about 'off' - that happens to certain narcissus as well...eek.

Diane said...

yes, the bouquet looks so gorgeous I can almost smell it!

I took an 'environmental' floral design workshop on the weekend and took away a few ideas, but it is great to see some more.

I like the metal container. Did you know in 'Western' traditional design that is often a no-no because it is seen to detract/overpower. I disagree! In traditional Ikanobo design metal containers are seen as an element in the design.

I ramble.

Angie Muresan said...

Oh my! How gorgeous!