Friday, May 23, 2008

{ garden inspired: no fuss flowers }

look for a lovely thing and you will find it   
                                                                         ~ sara teasdale


I just read and was inspired by a brief article in this month's Country Living magazine in which they suggest, Dressing Up Your Collections with Flowers. I just love this concept of repurposing unexpected containers to create distinctive arrangements. You might remember this previous post which touched on the concept as well.

And then, I stumbled upon this UK based florist via the always inspiring {frolic!} and I had to share. I haven't been able to stop myself from going back to the Scarlet & Violet web site again and again. I just adore the styling of the photos and the simple, clever arrangements.



three center images: Scarlet & Violet

Your mission–on this long weekend ahead–is to use these photos as inspiration and then scour flea markets, tag sales, and your own cupboards for overlooked treasures to hold your lovely Spring cuttings. I plan to do the same.

image via: snippet & ink

I would be most appreciative if you would take a snapshot(s) of your creation and email it to me so I can add it to a photo gallery I plan to post next week showing off your creativity {with links to all of your fabulous blogs and shops of course}. email: shoptalkbuzz at gmail dot com.

I hope you all have a spectacular three day weekend {in the U.S.}. What are your plans?


Melissa de la Fuente said...

ooooh! I love it!!! So beautiful and SO much fun! It is so funny that you used that wonderful quote, as I JUST read it myself for the first time about 2 hours ago! I am accepting your mission and will submit! (the photo I mean :) and thank you for your incredibly kind post, you are absolutely the best, Suzanne!

Leah said...

what a lovely idea! alas, my naughty orange cat has a slight obsession with eating flowers, so it's hard to bring them into my home. i'll have to just admire your pretty pictures!

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

yay! We have a taker! Thank you Melissa...I hope the rest of you will join us.

Leah: I'm so kitty doesn't eat any plants or flowers–just rubber bands. ;) We'll have to catch you on the next call for participation.


Cindy said...

my husband is lucky we don't live in london - scarlet & violet looks fantastic. i'll work on a photo as requested - i love the truck. i might have to use vintage flowers, but that should be pretty.

have a lovely weekend!

Unknown said...

Cindy: Vintage! I can't wait to see it!

Anonymous said...

Glad you like Scarlet & Violet too. I love that they aren't doing too much different with the flowers- just presenting them in a fresh way. Thanks for the link!

Anonymous said...

I'm in! I need to put my creative cap on!


Anonymous said...

So, so pretty! Sigh .. to have flowers like that around all the time.

And looking forward to seeing the lovely things people come up with!

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