Following on from the themes of fish & birds we continue to look at the influence of nature on artists & designers. This week it’s the turn of flowers.
detail from a vintage chopping board
vintage fabrics – pillowcases, curtains, tablecloths etc
Initially we were going to combine fruit, flowers & foliage but felt that they each deserved their own space. We’ll return to the other two soon.
Wining & dining – everything gets given the floral treatment…
Mismatched plates look great together.
Cups, saucers, bowls, jugs, tureens, egg cups, tea pots, coffee pots etc, etc, etc…
Again, we’re using items from our vintage collection predominantly from the 1950s, 60s & 70s. We particularly like the stylised treatment given to flowers during this period. You’re not likely to see any of these flowers in your florists, gardens or hedgerows!
small vintage Hornsea pots
Interpretations range from the elaborate – almost psychedelic – to the paired down & simple.
We love the way that artists & designers play with scale & perspective.
Some designs became almost geometric…
…others were more traditional representations.
The very nature of flowers means that colour is a given and their combinations are limitless. They add a real vibrancy to everyday objects!
We’ve got loads more gorgeous examples so we may have to do a ‘part II’ some day! Hope you’ve enjoyed the ones we’ve chosen to share.