Recall this post from two weeks ago? I’ve literally just thrown out the last of the fynbos-inspired flowers and greenery that I purchased on that epic floral buying frenzy. It may surprise some of you that I didn’t gravitate to all the brightly hued varieties, but for some reason, I was drawn to the rustic, indigenous species.
Here are a few shots of my supercycle-inspired arrangement.
– The “vases” are all recycled wine bottles. I collected them over a period of weeks, soaking each one in soapy water (and Eucalyptus) to get rid of the labels.
– The ribbons / twine are recycled gift wrapping decorations.
– The table is a 1970’s teak trolley that I picked up at Mitchell Rd Antique Centre in Alexandria. (It is one of my favourite stores in Sydney. When Partner in Crime first took me there, I was so overwhelmed, I walked up and down each aisle three times just to take it all in. The centre is a multi-level treasure trove of antiques, vintage toys, clothing, retro, industrial and 20th century design furniture and fittings, homewares and general bric-a-brac. Sydney-siders note: If you go there, then you need to pop in here and here).
– The flowers are Banksia (native Australian wildflowers from the Proteaceae family) and Tiger Lilies which were a surprise thank-you gift from a friend. They arrived on my door step in the middle of flower arranging and slotted in beautifully.
Loved the pinks, rusty reds and oranges but I think I’m going with the poppies and snapdragons next . . .