When a friend arrives for dinner with a bouquet of blooms from their own garden, I dance a happy dance. Much as I love a big bouquet from a florist, with divine roses and other extravagant flowers, I don’t think anything quite matches the charm of the home-grown, hand tied posy.
These flowers arrived with a dinner guest a couple of weeks ago. Lilac in bloom at the same time as daffodils is quite a feat! The posy was tied around the stems, so for the evening I simply popped them into a Cire Trudon candle holder that I love to use around the house.
But the next day, I felt they needed to breathe a little and thought that with the simple addition of a couple of branches of blossom, I could transform the bouquet into a different kind of animal.
So here is version one and version two. Honestly I think they both work, but I’d love to know which you prefer. The hand tied round posy, or the looser arrangement on a cake stand, with the extra height of the blossom branches?
Do tell me, I’d love to know!
So sorry for going AWOL here on the blog. Finalising the May edition of the magazine, preparing the May box and also hosting guests on our private tour in Provence put a little strain on our organisation! We are now back to normal and look forward to bringing you some great posts in the days to come!