28 February 2018

Tuesdays Snapshots: My Floral Affair

This bouquet composition consists of roses, wild flowers, basil, rosemary, olive, and some purple and yellow desert blossoms. Gathered from the yard and placed in a petite black cauldron. 





This newly released book is by Rachel Ashwell and it's called My Floral Affair.
She visits graceful homes, both grand and simple, in France, Norway, and England, as well as her cottage in California, but this time these photographic essays are florals and bouquets: paper, painted, garden, silk, and store bought. There is even a visit to Lauduree, the famous macaron shop that began in Paris, for a look at the floral ceiling. (When in Paris, the Lavender and Rose macarons are some of the best. I also love their pale pink, green, and blue dishes.)







Inspired by the cover of this book, for the bouquet in this little pot I added a silver vintage teaspoon.  Her bouquet contains a spoon with a  message, which I loved, because here we love anything that alludes to Alice in Wonderland.  In the back of the book is inspiration: diagrams on how to make the bouquets in the book. I think that these would be expensive to replicate exactly. However,  just look at the shapes of the flowers and what could be substitutes from the backyard or from the specials at the flower mart or store.  In conclusion, this book could make a gracious gift for a shabby, French, Nordic, or English cottage lover, gardener, or artist. 

This post is my opinion, and there was no compensation.
Thank you for visiting.
(I've decided that the day I will post is Tuesday, but sometimes it ends up being Wednesday, before I finish.)


xoxo

Su




33 comments:

  1. That is a darling composition and the added spoon is an unexpected point of interest. Speaking of interest, the book looks beautiful and very interesting.

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    1. Thank you, Vee, and I really enjoyed it. I love art history, so the large type coffee table books that I own are usually of that genre. I do enjoy decorating books, but I made exception to purchasing this one because it was florals. I also have Annie Sloans books, because I love painted furniture. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  2. I love your inspiration floral arrangement. You nailed it, Su!

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    1. Thank you so much, RJ. The arrangements in the book are magnificent, but I especially like the ones that look more wild... that came from the garden or field look. xoxo Su

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  3. I love the herbs in the bouquets!
    Just beautiful! <3

    Hugs,
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you, Susanna. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  4. Hey I agree with Ricki above, you NAILED it. And of course I'm going to borrow some of your ideas. I have lots of great growing rosemary outside and have never (duh!) thought of adding it to a small bouquet as you have. It's such a cute idea, and I'll bet it smells marvelous.

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    1. Thank you, dear. It does smell marvelous, and it is good scent for us. xoxo Su

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  5. I have this book checked out at the library. I am on a wait list. Looking forward to reading it.
    Thank you for sharing and I love your bouquet idea!

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    1. Thank you, Carla. I really loved seeing the bouquets, and you probably enjoy it, since you make them in the summer for your business. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah. I hope your day is a beautiful one. xoox Su

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  7. Hi Su,
    I thought about getting this book to see all the pretty arrangements. Glad to see your take on it here in your post. Have a great rest of the week. Happy Wednesday.
    Kris

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    1. Thank you, Kris. There is not a lot of white rooms, it is more her familiar palette with some rustic faded colors. xoxo Su

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  8. Beautiful bouquet. That book sounds like a great read as well, I'll have to watch for it! Have a wonderful week Su! xox

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  9. Sue, what a beautiful arrangement! I've always especially liked small floral arrangements with a natural look that incorporate herbs and other "extras."

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    1. Thank you, Jean. I enjoy them as well. Thank you for visiting. xoxo Su

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  10. You have such a talent for arranging florals, Su. Just that little pop you add to your already gorgeous home. Have a nice day, sweet girl.
    Debbie
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Debbie. Have a wonderful vacation! xoxo Su

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  11. How pretty...I love the unexpected touch of the spoon. Thank you for the book suggestion, it sounds great.

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  12. The bouquet is fairy. The touch of the spoon is gorgeous
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much, Alessandra. Have a wonderful weekend. xoxo Su

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  13. Your arrangement has me dreaming of spring and summer and warm days full of color. Hoping you are well! xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. I am trying to post here at least once a week. I aim for Tuesdays, but sometimes I don't hit the publish button until Wednesday. Ha
      Thank you for stopping by. I hope your weekend is a good one. xoxo Su

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  14. Lovely! We have a branch of Laduree not too far from me in NYC. I think I'm overdue for a visit there.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. How fun to be so close. xoxo Su

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  15. Su, your arrangement is absolutely beautiful. I love it even more knowing it came from your yard!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. I really enjoy gardening. I hope you are having a great weekend! xoxo Su

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  16. I love your little bouquet, it holds all the promise of spring.
    Amalia
    xo

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