Heads-up On Getting A Head.

Turn heads with these quirky ceramic wall mounted animal head vases. The ceramic heads are hand painted and made form a heavy glaze, each with unique features. Fill them with flowers, herbs, pencils (for the office) or utensils (for the kitchen). Display then grouped together as a herd or line them up in the hallway. However you decide to show them off, be sure of one thing, they will certainly grab the attention of your guests.

Animal head vases by Oakroomshop.co.uk

Animal head vases by Oakroomshop.co.uk

Selection of ceramic Animal Head wall vases in goat, ram, hare, fox, wolf, eagle, brown bear, polar bear, hippo, rhino, camel, wild boar, leopard, lion, tiger, £27.99, Oakroomshop.co.uk 

Feature by Theoda Solms Iles

A Happy Bunch – Friday Flowers

Bright colours make me feel so happy inside and I think that is just one of the many reasons I love flowers so much. I would imagine this is the same for a lot of flower lovers. This simple arrangement includes only three types of flowers, all picked from my small garden. The deep blue-purple of the delphinium sets of the pinks in the dahlia and the hydrangea beautifully and arranged in the green vintage glass vase, one of my favourite vases, they look spectacular. Now these floral beauties take pride of place in my little girls room. (See more of her room in my next post. Subscribe now, not to miss out.)

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

Delphiniums, Dahlias & Hydrangea in vintage green glass vase

 

Deep Purple Delphinium

Deep Purple Delphinium

 

Pink Lace Hydrangea

Pink Lace Hydrangea

 

Pink Dahlia

Pink Dahlia

 

Photography & Styling, Theoda Solms Iles

PS: I don’t use filters or photoshop for these photos, they are all true to their colours and look.

Daffodils – Friday Flowers

To me daffodils are like ‘sunshine on a stem’. They are the yellow beacons I search out in those dull early mornings running for the station. And as the seasons change from winter to spring, my mom back in South Africa always asks, “are the daffodils out yet?” A kind of measure as to say, “don’t worry spring is around the corner”. So on my way to-and-from the station, I pass so many bright daffs, so I thought, let me see how many different ones I can spot on my route. So here they are, a line-up on my wall.

Daffodils

Daffodils

Don’t worry, no daffodils were hurt during the photography of this set, they all made it into a pretty vase at the end of the day.

Photography & Styling by 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