Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Lady of the Flowers

Hi Ladies, sorry we have been so absent lately, its a stressful time of year with
deadlines and moving we barely find the time to breathe! However here's a short
post to keep you entertained until we are back to our blogging best. 


So I like flowers... a lot! I have previously worked as a florist and I can honestly tell
 you nothing in life makes me happier than playing about with them and making arrangements. For the past week its been pouring with rain in London town, which 
meant nobody was up for braving the weather and heading down to the flower market
 this Sunday. However Columbia road is just a short walk from mine so I braved the showers and managed to get 12 bunches of wonderful blooms for only £5! 

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One of the little projects of mine is using these flowers to make dried floral 
head pieces like the one you can see me wearing above. I have considered trying
to make a few to sell, would this be something any of our readers would be
 interested in? I was thinking of pricing the items about £15-20 each, I would
really appreciate some feedback so I can see whether there is actually a market
for them of if I am the only one who is barmy enough to wear them! Lots of love
to you all, I shall leave you with some images of what inspired my shoot.


Harriett xx


inspirtation floral

33 comments:

  1. I would love a headpiece like that, unique and very pretty!

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  2. You look so beautiful - as do the flowers.
    As for the head piece, there are a lot on the market so it's pretty compeitive. However, I've not seen many for sale that are made of real flowers, so that gives it a unique, more authentic look, which I really love!

    L.
    Good Morning Angel.

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    1. Thank you! Yes the head pieces are created when the flowers are still fresh, left to dry and then coated in a solution to make them more durable, I know there are a lot of cheap plastic floral wreathes and things kicking about but I these are made with love and care, hopefully less dodgy music festival vibes, more along the lines of a lady from a Pre Raphaelite painting!

      Harriett xx

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  3. I would most definitely wear one! Harriett you are so beautiful darling, these pictures blow my mind. I am a flower obsessive too, my Mum used to be a florest and I used to help out in her shop. I still can't remember all the latin names for them though, my Mum knows them all by heart. xxx

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  4. Wow, these pictures are beautiful!

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  5. I'm having some problem with blogspot so I think my message didn't go through... Just wanted to say the head pieces are beautiful and I'd definitely wear them! We should also get lots of flowers and put around the new house xxxx

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    1. You can have one for free darling Ana! Our new flat is going to be so full of lovely flowers xxxx

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  6. Your headpiece is gorgeous! I've still got dried flowers hanging up at home, waiting to do something similar but my first experiment went horribly wrong when I tried to give them a coat to make them more durable so they wouldn't crumble away, so I've not brought myself around to having another go...! Based on that fact, I think people would absolutely buy them because they're unique and clearly you need to know some secret to make them work! I have a friend whose mum is a milliner and I think £15-£20 is absolutely reasonable, especially for something so quirky and unique - people buy her gorgeous fascinators for more than that, so I'm sure you'd find a market.

    PS Good luck with all the deadlines and moving.

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  7. I love this photoshoot, your hair style is beautiful! And what a bargain with those flowers, I wish I lived nearer Columbia Road.

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  8. This is so beautiful! I think the head pieces would be great. You also have the best hair ever! Seriously!

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  9. Oh my I have been craving something just like this and could not find one anywhere! Honest, if you told me you could also make smaller ones for my little girls, I would place an order immediately.

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  10. Gorgeous photos, I was a florist too! Great idea about the dried flowered head pieces xxx

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  11. I love to wear flowers in my hair! I'm sure there is a market for this! xx

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  12. I've just shared this with my Grandma, she absolutely loved the flowers and the pics. She's actually an award winning flower arranger (boredom post retirement), so you have brightened up her morning! xxx

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  13. What lovely photos, your hair is fabulous. I love flowers, and I have a particular thing for violets, even the chocolates! It's the sort of thing I would definitely have worn when young but I have a feeling I would feel too mutton in it now, but that's just me. They are lovely, though and your suggested price seems very reasonable if you can cover your costs and make a profit on them.
    Depending on the size and shape of the items you produce I might wear something on a hat, if it was possible to make it adapt.
    Violet corsages, hint hint, ha ha! Although I realise that such flowers are not suitable for this.

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  14. You might want to try selling a few to vendors at wedding fairs with a card offering to make bespoke for weddings, a friend of mine recently got married and had a dried flower garland instead of a veil (she looked very 'florence and the machine', it was marvelous) and used dried flowers as wedding favours, my mum had a dried flower and silk bouquet for her wedding back in the 80s.

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  15. wonderful,
    i would definitely buy them,
    your blog is alway a treat

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  16. Ohh I love the idea of selling these! I'd for sure buy one. You look just lovely Harriet, per usual.

    xo,
    Em

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  17. I would definitely be interested, they are simply beautiful!

    x

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  18. I would buy one! You look amazing and the photos are serene. xx

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  19. I would love to buy one, a side piece or head band.
    I love your pictures beautiful as usual!! xx

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  20. i agree...as a concession in vintage bridal shops or vintage wedding fairs. lovely!

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  21. Oh how lovely! I would absolutely love using these in photoshoots, so romantic looking!

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  22. Gud du är vacker som ett stjärnfall! :D

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  23. I would definitely buy one!! You really should make and sell them! They look beautiful!
    xx

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  24. Amazing! I love flowers as well! They're always great detail at photoshootings:D

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  25. What a lovely idea - gorgeous headpieces! Re: travis I used him as a model for Vue it was preeeeeettty hilarious. I think people around town are still giving him guff about it.

    x The Pretty Secrets

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  26. Love the idea - I would definitely buy one!x

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  27. Beautiful headpieces, very Pre-Raphaelite - and fab blog. Love your style so much.
    West End Girl

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