Friday, 20 April 2012

Friday Flowers

My dear friend Michelle recently returned from a visit to Keukenhof in Holland to see the fields of tulips. In one of the pavillions were displays of many different flowers and there she saw an interesting container holding tete a tete daffodils. She told me that Friday Flowers came immediately to mind and she bought it for me as a present.
So here it is, the size of my palm, very tactile with a pattern of holes on the top, glazed in blue and green which is almost iridescent in places. Thank you Michelle, I love it.

Having no little daffodils, I tried it with Fritillarias, I thought their wiry delicate stems looked lovely growing out of this little ceramic gem.

Next time I'm going to use shorter stemmed flowers in all the holes to give it an entirely different look.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I'm going on a photography course this Saturday.....very excited!!


Anonymous said...

What an original container, and I love the spare arrangement you have made with it - it is very elegant. I haven't see fritillaries like this before (only the spotted ones) What variety are they?

Georgie Steeds said...

Hi Marianne, sorry I don't know the variety. I bought them as cut flowers and I must say I'm amazed at how long they have lasted.
My reference books aren't any help either. Perhaps someone else will know?

Anonymous said...

They are very distinctive, and the colour combination is quire regal - on a small scale! As you say, maybe someone will know...

Anonymous said...

I think it's Fritillaria Pinardii - have a look at:

Jacqui Wise said...

Very pretty and unusual. I hope you enjoyed your photography course.