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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My vases (3) April 3, 2010

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I have acquired a new vase of Alessi, the famous Italian design brand.

The metal structure contains 2 plastic tubes (and I have added one more) where one can put only few flower stems.

I like this simple and modern design.

 

 

My vases (2) February 3, 2010

I found this second-hand made-in-England Chinese style vase at a “Brocante” (A kind of French shops where the “patron” accepts and sells goods on behalf of vendors. The parton charges a commission based on the selling price. The goods are normally things such as old furniture / ornaments / bric-a-brac.)

 

My Vases (1) January 11, 2010

Whoever loves the floral art must love the vases too. I am always looking for beautiful vases wherever I go.

This week-end I have found three vases of different styles.

 

From left to right :

– Black glass vase of Villeroy & Bosh

– White china dish of Villeroy & Bosh

– Little Theodore vase of Haviland

 

My flower book (10): Rouge attitude September 21, 2009

Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn. For city dwellers,  the first signs of the season are surely colors of trees and, if you love flowers, you may have noticed the new arrivals at florists’. At this time of year, the flowers most used for bouquets are chrysanthemum, dahlia, glad, berries, etc.

  

For my homework of the Florist’s course (at Natura-Dis school in France), I have to make 3 floral arrangements in 3 different vases with the same flowers. I have chosen Celosia as the star flower in these bouquets. The Celosia is also called “cocks comb” referring to its form and color.

  

I had made first 2 bouquets with a rectangular and a cube vase. The 3rd one withe the bowl was arranged one week later with the flowers recycled from the cube vase.

  

bouquet floral arrangement celosia 鸡冠花插花

 Flowers in theses bouquets:

 

Celosia: Cocks comb/Célosie, crête de coq/鸡冠花

 

– Grass/Graminée/禾本观赏植物

 

Hypericum: St. John’s wort / Millepertuis / 金丝桃

 

Ligustrum: Privet berries / Baies de Troène / 女贞树果

 bouquet floral arrangement vase boule bowl 球形花瓶 插花

 

My flower book (6) August 1, 2009

This is a sweet-colored and scented bouquet in a 18th century style vase. I found this vase in a secondhand trade shop in a suburb of Paris. Althouth we can’t see it on the picture, the vase has 5 holes  which make the flower arrangement easier.

 

floral arrangement bouquet fleur 插花

floral arragement bouquet fleur 插花

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers in this bouqet are :

 

Matthiola : Stock/Giroflée/紫罗兰

Hydrangea : Hortensa/Hortensia/八仙花, 绣球

– Alstroemeria : Peruvian Lily/Alstromère/六出花, 秘鲁百合