16 November 2012

Last Blossom

TEGERNSEE: I have to admit it: I pick flowers wherever I can. I think that naturally grown blossoms, bushes, trees and leaves are so much more beautiful than the kind of bouquets you can buy in flower shops. Over the top designed creations and flower installations in too dominant vases don’t catch my eye. I aim for the true blossom, the one I find in the jardins publics, the woods or even my neighbour’s garden. Don’t worry, I am not a thief. I shower my neighbour with compliments of his green thumb and whenever I see him he cuts a wild rose or a branch of his bush and hands it to me with a proud smile. I am very lucky, I also have a garden of my own. It is a typical farmer’s garden with lots of wild flowers growing everywhere. It is the kind of garden where you do not have to be present all the time to water the plants or to groom the lawn. It just grows by itself thanks to lots of rain we have even during the summer months.

Two weeks ago I picked the last flowers in my garden and enjoyed making bouquets for each room of my house. From now on there will be no more flowers in my house until spring. I use just naked limbs or some fir tree or leave my colourful vases empty. Or I use my porcelain flowers on the dinner table, flower-inspired candle holders or my flowery prints which gets me in the mood just until spring comes back.

From top left to right: Crystal vase by Ashprey, London, vintage candle holder, 1972 from Vallauris, flowers from my garden in a vintage vase I have bought in Santa Monica, table for lunch with porcelain flowers, walnuts and marzipan fruits from Sicily, flowery scents and motifs for the early night in winter, white lilies mixed with bushes from my neighbour, flowery materials, last apples, too beautiful to take inside....

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