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 

5 Minute Valentines Ideas – Friday Flowers

Call me unromantic and a total bore, but I just don’t get excited about Valentines day. Every year we try to do as little as possible and then at the eleventh hour, I try to concur something up. So if you are as rubbish as me at Valentine’s day gestures, here are two very easy and simple 5 Minute Ideas to with red roses, which seems to be available by the bucket load this time of year.

Small red roses for Valentine

Red roses are so expensive and to be honest, I find them a bit cheesy. So I went for the really small red roses, these buds are tiny, approximately the size of my thumb and I got them from my local supermarket.

 

 

5 Minute idea for Valentines day

USE WHAT YOU HAVE.  I happen to have this very cute tiny little jug with the word ‘Love’ embossed on it and the heart shape vase at the back, is actually a tea light holder. Together these two make for cute vases, perfect for a romantic table centre for two. I finished it off with a red ribbon and a silver beaded heart, part of my Christmas decorations.    Love mini jug, Keith Brymer Jones. Heart Tea light holder, Notonthehighstreet.com. Heart decoration, The White Company. Ribbon from Jane Means

 

5 Minute idea for Valentines dayUNDER WRAPS.  A glass lidded trinket box makes for a gorgeous vase. Pack as many roses together and balance the lid askew on top. The idea is to look like the roses are spilling out of the container. The small roses suit the size of this glass trinket box, but if you want to go bigger, a pretty hat box and large rose buds will look beautiful too.   Glass lidded trinket box, Dunelm.com. Glitter and beaded heart decorations, The White Company. Ribbon from Jane Means

Feature, Styling and Photos by Theoda Solms Iles

 

Winter Scents For Your Home

Fragrance your home this winter with uplifting scents to warm your soul. Light up a candle and get transported by the glow and atmosphere these seasonal scents provide. Here are a selection of the best winter scents:

 

‘Frosted Cherry and Clove’ is the new Christmas candle from Jo Malone. Being produced in a 3-wick, this candle is poured into a red frosted class holder with silver look lid, making this candle super special and part of a limited edition range.

Jo Malone Frosted Cherry & Clove Deluxe Candle

Jo Malone Frosted Cherry & Clove Deluxe Candle – image supplied by Jo Malone

 

 

A fresh, light, white scent that is a lovely alternative for the winter months. ‘Where Lily Worked’ by Illumens Candles, is a great looking candle in a black holder with an interesting script style label and ribbon, perfect to use all around the home.

Where Lily Worked candle by Illumens Candles

Where Lily Worked candle by Illumens Candles – image by theoda

 

 

If you are after a real sophisticated Christmas scent, look no further than The White Company’s ‘Winter’ range. This full collection includes scented candles in different sizes and styles, room spray, pomanders, diffusers and more. This is one of my all-time winter favourites.

Winter candle & pomander by The White Company

Winter candle & pomander by The White Company  – image by theoda

 

 

Go über luxe with ‘Amber Aoud’, created by British Master Perfumer, Roja Dove. A deep sensual scent, this black wax candle in gold glass with shiny gold lid, oozes sophistication and glamour. A true perfume for the home.

Amber Aoud candle by Roja Dove

Amber Aoud candle by Roja Dove – image by theoda

 

 

I just adore this ‘Abd El Kader’ by Cire Trudon in the handblown emerald green glass with gold scalloped label. A green scent dominated by mint and ginger’s hot and peppered air, this gorgeous scent is a great candle and my choice of all year round favourite.

Abd El Kader by Cire Trudon

Abd El Kader by Cire Trudon – image by theoda

 

Feature, Photos & Styling by Theoda Solms Iles

Jo Malone candle image supplied by Jo Malone

Do Christmas The White Company way.

When thinking of The White Company, words like elegant, stylish and chic springs to mind. Over the years they have stayed true to their style and yet every season they inspire us with even more beautiful items. I have yet still to meet the person that does not just love The White Company. Although that it’s true that I’m a self obsessed colour addict and would choose colour every time, I always find myself wondering into their stores and wishing my home could look like this. And who am I to say that grey, silver and white are not colours after all?

Below are their new items for Christmas, in store now but you have to be quick, everything is selling like hotcakes!

A Beautifully dressed mantle piece by The White Company

A beautifully dressed mantle piece by The White Company

Above: Madison Arched Mirror , £195, Henry Dean Candle Holders, Small £80, Large £180, Portofino Glass Candle, £30, Henry Dean Bowl, £225, Frosted Pinecone & Fir Garland, £70, Kubu Planter, £25, Nesting Baskets, Set of 2, £80, Snowflake Paper Decorations Set of 3 – £12, Silver Concertina Balls, Set of 3, £15, all The White Company.

 

White and Silver dressed Christmas table by The White Company

White and Silver dressed Christmas table by The White Company

Above: Portofino Glass Candle , £30, Snowflake Paper Decorations, Set of 3, £12, Silver Concertina Balls, Set of 3, £15, Bell Paper Decorations, Set of 3, £14, Glitter Onion Decoration, £8, Pillar Candle Holder, Large£45, Bell Dinner Candle Holder, £25, Bell Pillar Candle Holder, £25, Wine Glass, Set of 2, £30, all The White Company.

 

Dress the dresser, by The White Company

Dress the dresser, by The White Company

Stoneware Rectangular Platter, £20, Small Stoneware Storage Jar, £25, Stoneware Mug, £10, Stoneware Heart Oven Dish, £40, Stoneware Cake Plate, £35, Stoneware Heart Oven Dish (Small), £20, Fine Stoneware Dinner Plate, £12, Artisan Stoneware Dinner Plate, £12, Hanging Paper House (Set of 3), £15, Heart Plate Small, £8, Pasta Bowls, £15, Stoneware Teapot, £45, Mini Faux English Pine Tree, £25, The White Company.

 

White and Silver Christmas decorations by The White Company

White and Silver Christmas decorations by The White Company

Above: Glitter Stripe Bauble, £8, Glitter Stripe Bauble Small (Set of 3), £12, Glass Spiral Bauble, £8, Glitter Onion Decoration, £8, Glitter Heart Decoration, £5, White Matt Bauble, £6, Porcelain Decorations s/6, £12, Porcelain Bell Decoration, £6, Hanging Paper House s/3, £ 15, Concertina Balls s/3, £15, Beaded Star, £5, Porcelain Bird Dec, £6, Large Mercury Bauble, £10, Mini Geometric Mercury Decorations (pack of 6), £12 Pinecone Bauble Fairy Lights, £35, all The White Company.

 

Christmas bedroom by The White Company

Christmas bedroom by The White Company

Above: Frosted Pinecone & Fir Wreath, £50, Luxury Short Faux Fur Collection – Almond Throw, from £100, £50, Mother of Pearl Picture Frame (8×10) – £70 Breakfast In Bed Tray, £50, Stoneware teapot, £45, Stoneware Mug, £10, all The White Company.

 

All image supplied by The White Company

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles