Roots & All – Friday Flowers

The month of May always reminds me of stock flowers (see more here and here). With their tall flowering stems in shades of pink and purple and their sweet heady smell scenting your home. So, as May is nearly over, I just had to include them in Friday Flowers. Today I loved showing off the roots of these beautiful blooms. Having the roost on show with bits of soil still in tact, make them look like part of a botanical experiment, I kind of like the unexpected grittiness of this look. I think they look perfect in this tall jug from The White Company that doubles as juice and milk jug when not used as a vase.

pink stock flowers with roots

pink stock flowers with roots

pink stock - roots and all on show

roots and all on show

pink stock - roots and all on show

pink stock – roots and all on show

Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles 

Spring in a Tin – Friday Flowers

Vases can be anything in your home from jugs to tea cups (see last weeks post). Here I’ve used a set of cute storage tins that I bought years ago from Cath Kidston. To be safe, I did put a small glass in each tin to ensure no leakages. I love how the colourful blooms brighten up my dresser and puts a fresh spin on this hard-working furniture piece of mine.

Tins with fresh tulips and hyacinths

Tins with fresh tulips and hyacinths

pink hyacinths & pink tulips

pink hyacinths & pink tulips

pink hyacinths & pink tulips

pink hyacinths & pink tulips

Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles

Tulips in Coffee Mugs – Friday Flowers

Fresh Tulips are the perfect partner to accompany these two vintage coffee mugs in pale blue and pale pink. Now I’m just waiting for someone to share my cuppa with. Any visitors welcome.

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips in vintage coffe mugs

Tulips in vintage coffee mugs

Photos, Feature & Styling by Theoda Solms Iles

Pick-me-up Friday Flowers

Last Friday, while walking back with my little girl from her nursery school, we crossed a cute community garden near our home in Chislehurst. There, on a lonely park bench, my daughter noticed a little floral bouquet of seasonal flowers. My first thought was, ‘oh no, someone must have forgotten them’ and while scanning the area for someone, we notched more bouquets on other benches too and I could even see a bunch of yellow flowers on the steps of the post office. We were immediately intrigued and excited by this unusual appearance. Up-close we noticed that each had a little tag on explaining their purpose; ‘The Lonely Bouquet. Please take me home and enjoy the flowers.’ What a lovely gesture from the guys at National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS)

The Lonely Bouquet

This Lonely Bouquet certainly made our day.

The Lonely Bouquet

Our Lonely Bouquet is now a very happy bunch surrounded by love and admiration form the whole family and everyone hearing this heartwarming little story.

The Lonely Bouquet

Fotos and Feature by Theoda Solms Iles