Another hand-tied bouquet from May - this one is very lush and romantic. I used Sahara Ecuadoran roses, Mimi Eden pinky spray roses, heather, pink cockscomb, wax flower, lilacs, geranium, rosy leucadendron, and kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate.
How fun are these graphic and colorful patterns by London-based textile artist Helen Rawlinson? She also creates amazing printed lampshades. You can get your own pouches and patterns right here...and read her blog here.
Another lovely order from May - this one using citrus tones of yellow, green, and orange. I used Papaya roses, double orange tulips, yellow cockscomb, chartreuse snowball viburnum, white lilacs, pale yellow stock, and bonzai eucalyptus.
Another ecclecltic color combination - a hand-tied bouquet from May. I used lilacs, geranium blossoms from a plant, coral ranuncula, white waxflower, white roses and freesia, berzellia, gravelia foliage, and tulips. The whole color story is grounded with the chartreuse deer fern foliage and the grey dusty miller.
Another order from May...this one using fruity tones - lush and full of flowers...I used Alexander and Papaya roses, orange star of Bethlehem, alstromeria, pink cockscomb, white wax flower, ranuncula, and flowering currant.
Ok, everyone, I will try not to get verklempt here - but ink & peat is 1 year old today! I want to thank everyone who has made out little store keep chugging. I certainly would not say this is the BEST economy to start a retail store in. But the reality is that YOU showed up. I really appreciate all the support and fondness you all have given to our shop and blog. And of course we could use your support in the coming year - but for now, thanks for year ONE! How is it possible to sell 72 mossy cattail balls or 570 bars of soap? It just is - some things you don't question - like the sunrise or a good chocolate chip cookie...
So here's to the next year, we hope to please and inspire you even more.
"Ok, talk amongst yourselves....I'll give you a topic...."
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I was digging through a file of pics from May and realized I hadn't shown you all most of these floral arrangments so I will catch up in the next few weeks and treat you to some flowery goodness! Sometimes I like to challenge myself by creating unusual color combinations. One way to do this is simply to take a cue from nature. Look at these incredible double ranunculas...if you look at the ones in bud form you will see that they are yellow with touches of hot pink - a color story is born! In addition to the yellow ranunculas, I used Milano and Alexander roses, peach stock, Dragon-Eye leucadendron, pink cockscomb, riceflower, alstromeria,and scented geranium.