Easter Flowers & Chocolates

Easter is my favourite time of year. The abundance of chocolate and colourful flowers might have something to do with it.

Get creative with spring flowers and bulbs and plant a flower arrangement for the Easter weekend. Below is just such an arrangement I made using a wide mouthed urn. The cut flowers are drinking from water filled jars that’s hidden by moss and planted primulas. I added bulb plants like hyacinths for fragrances and that spring feeling. Blossom branches adds texture and a bit of drama. If you don’t have an urn, a shallow bowl or tray will work too.

Spring urn flowers for Easter

Spring urn flowers for Easter

After playing around with this flower garden, I think it’s ok to over indulge in some Easter chocolate. I could not resist adding the very new Gin & Elderflower tipple into the mix.

Easter chocolate are not just for kids, right? See my selection of the best Easter chocolates with the grown-up’s in mind:

 

Easter Chocolate Aldi, Hotel Chocolat, Betty's, Warner Edwards Harrington Elderflower Gin

 

Now for the more colourful and fun-loving choices:

Easter Chocolate, Prestat, Waitrose, M&S, Sainsbury's

 

Shopping Credits:

Specially Selected Exquisite Easter Egg, £7.99, Aldi

Extra thick egg with choc  selection, £27, Hotel Chocolat

Medium milk chocolate spring flowers egg, £27.50, Betty’s

Warner Edwards Harrington Elderflower Gin, £33, Amazon

Hazelnut Chocolate Truffle in a Real Eggshell, £4.95,  Prestat

Fiona Cairns  cupcakes, from £1.25 each, Waitrose

Beau Bunny, £2.50, M&S
Hen House eggs, £15, M&S

Easter Bunny pack, £2.50, Sainsbury’s

 

Feature and Flower photos: Theoda Solms Iles

Muscari in Ruan Hoffmann vase – Friday Flowers

This gorgeous Jardin Des Plantes Vase by Ruan Hoffmann was given to me as a gift, already planted up with a hyacinth. So when it finished blooming, I looked for another flowering bulb to plant inside. I found these cute white grape hyacinths, Muscari, as they are also known.

Grape Hyacinths in Ruan Hoffmann planter

Grape Hyacinths in Ruan Hoffmann planter

The Jardin Des Plantes Vase by South African ceramic artist, Ruan Hoffmann, is part of a fabulous collection in a new collaboration with Anthropologie. This range reminds me a bit of Dutch Delftware, a wonderful new take on an age old traditional design.

Grape Hyacinths in Ruan Hoffmann planter

Grape Hyacinths in Ruan Hoffmann planter & silver creamer

I also planted some of the leftover bulbs in an antique silver creamer. I like the reflections in the gold of the vase and the tainted silver of the creamer jug.

Photos & Styling by Theoda Solms Iles