monochrome bouquet: purple!

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Hello everyone!
I hope you are all doing well! The week is already a bit old, but today I would like to show you the flowers I shot at home on Sunday. The weather was cold but very sunny and I enjoyed the nap of the little miss to make a bouquet and do my first open air shooting at home in the garden. It was very enjoyable!
I decided to mix different flowers but to stick to one colour: purple. 
I really like monochrome bouquets – sticking to one colour and playing with shapes and palettes. I think, that way, you notice better the different colours of the scabiosa and of the heart of the anemone. 
For this bouquet, I chose:

  • scabiosa
  • veronica
  • anemones 
  • eucalyptus (for the green touch)

You can see which is which in the picture underneath. 

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LOVEly flower blogs #4 – Tulipina

Good morning,

Today I am delighted to introduce you to the wonderful Kiana – from the blog Tulipina. She has a very natural and creative style and uses a lot of unusual vessels for her bouquets.
In this little interview,  you can discover a little more about Tulipina and about Kiana’s story. You can read the other interviews from the LOVEly flower blogs series, here, here and here.
I hope you will enjoy it. I don’t want to spoil anything, but the pictures are just stunning!
Have a nice Monday!

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Blue variation

Hello everyone,

I gave a little dinner party last Saturday, and it’s always the occasion for me to pimp my flat with some fresh cut flowers. When I was on the market, I bought some blue flowers. I decided not to mix them, but to make three different bouquet and display them on different spots of the flat. Here is the result. I hope you will enjoy it.
Which one do you prefer? Myosotis, delphinium or hortensia?
Speak to you soon!

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My new love

Hello everyone!

Today I want to share my new love with you. Last month I bought myself a new smartphone. After a lot of research, and thinking: iphone 5 or not, etc…I decided to buy the new SAMSUNG GALAXY Note II.
The main criteria for me were, the battery (which lasts twice as long as the iphone) the size of the display, to read online-magazines and blogs, and the quality of the camera. I must say I am pretty happy. I am also pretty happy about the Mint Cover.



Like a lot of bloggers, I am a big fan of Instagram. You can follow my stream here.

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Here are a couple of photos I took with my new smartphone and just a little bit of Instagram magic:





And what about you? Which smartphone do you use? Are you on Instagram too? If yes I would love to see your stream!

Talk to you soon!


a christmassy still life

Hello everyone,

I hope you had a lovely week-end. We had dreadful weather in Hamburg today – we had a lot of snow and it has been raining on the snow, so it’s all slushy now. Whatever! It is a good opportunity to finish my small Christmas decoration at home. This year I decided to use my little home-made table (made out of an old bathroom mirror) to display a little christmassy, wintery landscape and I am pretty happy about the result.
I love the fact that the table reflects the scene, especially when the lantern is lit up.

I wish you a fantastic week. Only 15 days to go till Christmas!

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