Flower Lifestyle

Sharing Yan’s passion for flowers

My Flower book (30): tulips in Gien vase March 6, 2011

A bouquet of Tulips can always cheer up an interior.

I arranged this bouquet of tulips in a Gien Vase of the collection “Mille Fleurs”, one of the most famous “demi-lune” vases that I purchased in Gien, the factory of store of the faience brand.

Vase: Gien collection “Mille Fleurs” 

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Spring wild flowers in Paris Suburbs April 20, 2010

Paris is surrounded by forests and fields. The nature is never very far from the city. In one hour, we can have a completely different landscape.

 

The past weekend I walked in the forest of Val d’Oise, a community at 60 km to the West of Paris. The spring comes later there than in Paris, but a lot of wild flowers were already blossoming. Here are some pictures to share with you.

 

 

 

 

Alps mountain flowers August 18, 2009

I passed the weekend of 15th August, which is a holiday in France, in a small Swiss village in the Alps Mountains, just beside the Lake Geneva. This was not the first time I’ve been to this area but the first time in August. The nature was scenic, the weather was mild…It was very difficult to come back to Paris and go to work.

 

Suisse self-service flowers garden fleurs 摘花

Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin 瑞士 花园

Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin 瑞士 花园

 Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin dahlia 瑞士 花园 大丽花Suisse flower garden fleurs jardin sunflower tournesol 瑞士 花园 向日葵

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Swiss farmer had planted flowers in his garden and at the moment when I passed, he made his garden a “self-service flower market” where you can pick flowers yourself. The Dahlias were so beautiful under the blue sky.

 

  alpes wild flowers fleurs 阿尔卑斯山野花Suiss flower fleurs mountain alpes 阿尔卑斯山野花alpes flowers wild fleurs 阿尔卑斯山野花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 At the Furka Pass in the Alps, at 2500 meters of altitude, the mild flowers were very colorful thanks to the sunshine.

 

French Flora Stamps July 18, 2009

The French Post  has edited two books of stamps about French Flora in the North and the South. Indeed, the vegetation in the North and the South of France is very diffrent. Each region of France has its representative plant, like the famous lavender for Provence.

France has a very beautiful nature, although it is less famous than its culture and art. To my knowledge, France is the greenest European country (apart from Scandinavian countries). You can see almost every landscape in France : mountains, plateau, the sea, rivers, lakes (maybe not desert…).

I’d like to thank Tempopo who sent me images of these stamps books that I share with you.

 Carnet Flore Sud Poste Stamp Flora FranceTimbre lviolette Toulouse Stamp Flora France

     

 

 

 

 

Tembre pomme de pin Stamp Flora France tree

Timbre Olivier Stamp Flora France Olive tree

 

ITIS Gallery June 24, 2009

The name of “ITIS Gallery” appeared with Christian Tortu when I searched in Google.

It is a Ukrainian lifestyle concept store (let’s call it like that, since “concept stores” are in vague in these days) which offers “not just a collection of interior items, but a special quality of life, individual style.” But this has nothing to do with Tortu, of course.

 

The famous French florist works with the gallery for their floristic division launched since 2005. “ITIS Gallery Home of Flowers is a unique brand in Ukrainian floristic market which represents well-defined style following well-famous French floristic school.” (I thought that the most famous floral art schools were in Holland…)

 

Any way, I find the idea interesting. Flowers and bouquets are bound to decorate interiors, and it is so natural to demonstrate flowers with furniture and design objects. Design and floral art, each improves the standing of the other. High end florist brands are rare even in a big capital like Paris, and there is only one Christian Tortu. I can imagine how the gallery is perceived in Ukraine as a prestigious French style place.

 

Besides, they edit also a lifestyle magazine called “Ya”, which can be qualified as “editorial communication” tool. It is also a way to promote Western European lifestyle, to educate consumers and to expand the brand’s name.

 

A good idea is 50% of the success.

 

Itis gallery flower

itis gallery romantic bouquet flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy ITIS Gallery

 

Wild Flowers in Normandie (3) May 21, 2009

apple tree pommier 苹果树

red leaves feuilles rouges  红叶

 

An apple tree sculpted by the sea wind.

 

Wild Flowers in Normandie (2)

     wild flowers fleurs sauvage 野花wild flowers fleurs sauvage 野花