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 

Decanters as Vases – Friday Flowers

My collection of cut glass vintage decanters usually gather dust at the top of an old dresser unit. I love my decanters but hardly ever use them, so I was so pleased to show them off using them as vases for these elegant tall blooms. The pink-purple Stock provided the scent while the tall purple Monkshood created height and elegance and then the Japanese Gentian brought an exotic vibrance to the table.

Purple Monkshood, Japanese Gentian and Stock

Purple Monkshood, Japanese Gentian and Stock

 

Purple Monkshood, Japanese Gentian and Stock in vintage decanters on my table

Purple Monkshood, Japanese Gentian and Stock in vintage decanters on my table

I love how the cuts in the vintage glass differ and throw shadows on the base, making such pretty patterns on the table.

Vintage Cut Glass Decanters

Vintage Cut Glass Decanters

 

Purple Stock

Purple Stock

Monkshood

Monkshood

Japanese Gentian

Japanese Gentian

Photos, Styling & Feature by Theoda Solms Iles