DIY // Mini Flower arrangement for a hot summer

As you know I love flowers, but one thing I don’t like is that flowers doesn’t last that long when it’s very hot outside. What I do then is make little flower arrangements with floral foam and strong, long lasting flowers. The flowers I used in this arrangement are chrysanthemums. You can use all kind of chrysanthemums, I used the Santini. This is a fresh looking, compact flower. 

Soak the foam in a bucket with water, but don’t push it underwater. Then fill your flower pots with wet floral foam. Make sure it sticks out a little bit above the edge.

Then you start to fill the outer ring with flowers. Please use a sharp knife to cut your flowers…..the flowers will love you for that 😀 

When the outer ring is filled you start to fill the middle up. I always like it when it’s a little bit of a mini hill…..not a flat polder field as we have here in Holland ;D. Make the stems a little longer then you did with the outer ring. 

Your Done!!! 

I added a little decoration to give it a summer vibe. 

Give your arrangement a little bit of water twice a week. 

Enjoy your little creation!

Love, Elisabeth

Glad Midsommar

For this year’s Midsummer Eve* celebration I made a simple wreath out of baby’s breath. I used baby’s breath because it dries very nicely and it will keep it’s white color. After Midsummer It will be on the wall for decoration :D. 

* what is Midsummer Eve?

The Swedes celebrate Midsummer eve between the 19th and 25th of June. Mostly they start the day by picking flowers and making beautiful wreaths, or go to the florist to pick up a flower wreath.  They also make wreaths to decorate the maypole. The maypole is a large pole decorated with loads of green, flowers and of course the wreaths. It’s standing in an open spot where a traditional dance will be preformed around the maypole. The day ends with a lot of food and drinks….oh and a lot of singing after the drinks 😉

 

 

Have a wonderful Midsummer and weekend! 

Elisabeth

PS: Photo’s are made by me and the beautiful model is my daughter <3

Vintage Cup

A few weeks back I bought a beautiful vintage cup and saucer at the webshop Ontbijtpret from the always friendly Christy. Unfortantely 1 of my kids dropped the cup and it fell in a lot of pieces. I coulden’t drop the broken cup in the trash so i kept it for a while….sitting all broken and still pretty in a glass vase. Till I bought an autumn crocus (herfsttijloos in Dutch and Tidlösa in Swedish) and put the bulb in between the pieces of the cup. I must say that it looks very nice and I’m so happy that I kept my broken cup.

So….never throw away a broken piece of vintage porcelain, but keep it and add a flowerbulb to it and you can still enjoy your favourite cup or other item.

Love Elisabeth

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Dahlia {Summer Bulbs}

I’m looking forward to the moment I can fill my vases with beautiful dahlias and enjoy all those amazing colours and textures.

You can buy your dahlias at the florist, but it’s way more fun if you can pick them out of your own garden! But to be able to enjoy them in a couple of months you need to plant the bulbs now. You can plant dahlias in pot or in your garden if you have enough space.

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How to plant dahlia bulbs in a pot you can see in the video.

@-}— Elisabeth

 

 

PERFECT MATCH {CACTUS + GERBERA}

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Cactus Vase + Gerbera ‘Orange Springs

A Gerbera in the Cactus vase is for me a perfect combination, because it reminds me of the real flowers a catus gives. The vase doesn’t need much and is alone already a nice item to out in your interior, but add a gerbera it gives just that little extra.

The Cactus vase is from Serax and available at studiodewinkel.nl. The Gerbera ‘Orange Springs‘ is a new kind of gerbera and is available via your florist at BloemistExclusief.

@-}— Elisabeth

Pictures: Serax and BloemistExclusief

Celosia ‘Deep Purple’ {Summer}

Stunning Deep-purple flowers, sturdy leaves with a marble effect…..that’s the new Celosia ‘Deep Purple

The Celosia ‘Deep Purple‘ is easy to maintain and has a long flowering period, so that you can enjoy the beautiful purple flowers for a long time. I love to put plants like the celosia in big pot’s so that the you get a big wow-effect. This fluffy flower doesn’t mind to be cut and put into a vase together with other garden flowers…..I bet it looks stunning with Alchemilla mollis, Astrantia and Anemone. 

The Celosia ‘Deep Purple‘ will be available from April 2014.

@-}— Elisabeth

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Source: purple-celosia.com

DIY {Vintage Planthangers}

Today I’m going to show you a very simple and quick idea to make your won planthangers.

All I used was vintage cups (I got them for €0,35ct) from the thriftshop, bakers twine, soil and small petunia cuttings. Fill te cups with some soil. Put the petunia cuttings in the cups and press them firmly. Don’t fill them to the edge but keep the soil 1cm below the edge (you dont want the soil to come out of the cups). Bind the bakers twine at the handle of the cup and then hang them wherever you want them to be. When you water them be carefull you dont give them to much….you don’t want the plants to come out again 😉

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Have fun being creative!

Elisabeth @-}—

Photo’s: Elisabeth’s Way

 

Easter Pinspiration

On Pinterest it’s bursting with Easter inspiration. Eggs decorated with just some stamped words or eggs completly covered with the most beautiful, impressive and handpainted paintings.  It’s so wonderful to see easter pins from all over the world, it gives me loads of inspiration and I hope it does that for you too! For more EASTER! pinspiration see my board on Pinterest.

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Source: Click on the pictures for the source, only picture 4 is missing so if you know who is the rightfull owner of that picture pls send me a messages so I can add the right source to it. 

Happy Easter!

@-}— Elisabeth

 

 

New Prints from Fine Little Day

Fine Little Day heeft 2 prachtige nieuwe prints aan hun collectie toegevoegd en die wil ik zo graag met jullie delen. De prints zijn ontworpen door Martha Fromme uit Duitsland in opdracht van Fine Little Day. Ik volg Fine Little Day op Instagram dus ik had al het een en ander voorbij zien komen waar ik heel enthousiast van werd en ik moet zeggen nu ik de echte beelden heb gezien…..WAUW…deze prints maken een lentedansje in mijn bloemenhart! Ze zijn geweldig mooi, Martha’s Clover door de frisse lente uitstraling en Martha’s Summer doet mij denken aan een warme, zomerse dag in augustus. fine little day_groundFine Little Day_Marta summer_front

 

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Fine Little Day added 2 beautiful new prints to their collection. The prints are designed by graphic designer Martha Fromme from Germany. I’m following Fine Little Day over Instagram so I had already a little sneak peek. My flowerheart made a little spring dance when I saw the real images from the prints….I love them so much. Martha’s Clover feels like a freash spring day and Martha’s Summer as a warm summer day in august. 

The prints are 50 x 70 cm and can be purchased in the webshop of Petite Louise

De prints hebben een formaat van 50 x 70 cm en zijn vanaf deze week verkrijgbaar bij webshop Petite Louise.

@-}— Elisabeth