A Colourful Lineup – Friday Flowers

This week was a rather busy week and I felt like I need a little pick-me-up from my ‘Friday Flowers’, so I decided to make use of the brightest spring blooms and create a line of colour to decorate my very thin mantelpiece. I used cute bud vases in an array of colours and fill them with stems of lime green Viburnum, violet Anemone and purple Muscari. The vases, as much as the flowers, are part of this show. A colourful lineup to cheer up the day.

A Colourful Collection

A Colourful Collection

Photos and Styling by Theoda Solms Iles

Easy Easter Flowers – Friday Flowers

Easter is my favourite holiday because it is bright, colourful, sometimes sunny and it includes chocolate, lots of chocolate. It has always been a time for easy get-togethers, a BBQ, a picnic or a pub lunch in the sun. For us it definitely includes long dog walks, ending up with sampling a local cider along the way.  This weekend I’m having friends around for a “braai” (Afrikaans for BBQ) and to pretty up the house, I made this cute flower display.

Flowers in egg cups for Easter

Flowers in egg cups for Easter

During this time of year my numerous cake stands comes to use, very frequently. This gorgeous white Sophie Conran cake stand, doubles up as a platform for my flowers and Easter eggs. I have used egg cups, also form Sophie Conran, as mini vases to hold my little blooms. Add a few foil wrapped eggs for an Easter feel. I will use this Easter display as a table centre, but I think it will look just as pretty as a ‘welcome’ in the hall.

Flowers up-close

Flowers up-close

The flowers I have used are; purple-blue muscari, vibrant lime viburnum, violet anemones and sky blue forget-me-nots. The cute egg cups with the stripes and birdie motive is from What A Lovely Shop. A colourful feast for the eyes, Happy Easter, everyone!

Photography & Styling, Theoda Solms Iles