July 08, 2021
In my (limited!) spare time, I like to grow cut flowers and foliage at my allotment patch. They grow alongside vegetables and fruits, and provide me with another creative outlet, whilst also being crucial styling props for my vintage homewares.
There is something truly beautiful about growing something from seed, gently encouraging a sense of patience and an appreciation of the seasons, and reaping the rewards with a daily dose of joy in your garden or in your home.
I like to keep things simple and natural in my product styling and often find a well placed sprig or bloom brings a product shot to life! You don't need to overthink it either - be guided by your own aesthetic and whether you want a feeling of abundance or minimalism or energy or romance!
And don't be a snob about supermarket flowers either - in the spring of lockdown 2.0, my weekly £1.00 bunch of daffodils gave me so much joy and ended up in many of the photos you see in my shop! Just try not to overdose on flowers that have flown more air miles than you or I in our lifetimes! British grown flowers are superb and a wonderful boon to the floral industry.
Here are a few tips and ideas for using both flowers and foliage in your home styling - especially when styling vintage - as it really helps keep things fresh.
Some of my favourite flowers and foliage to style with:
Above all, enjoy experimenting!
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July 07, 2021