{holiday inspiration: artful arrangements}

Recently came across this unusual and unusually beautiful arrangement of baby flowering kale {above} and was reminded of a Swedish florist who created wonderful wreathes of fruits and vegetables . . .

Amazingly creative wreathes made of everyday {edible} objects such as artichokes, Brussels sprouts and fallen apples that, after careful arrangement, become anything but ordinary, and add a charming twist to festive tradition.

{mustard leaves and green kale in a dramatically dark vase}

{images: 1 & 4- domino september 2006, photography by mikkel vang; all wreathes via the lovely swedish blog blomsterverkstad}

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

that apple wreath is gorgeous. wouldn't it be pretty if it alternated between red and green apples? hmm, i think i'm getting inspired :)

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Joanna Goddard said...

what fun! love the brussel sprouts :)

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Julia said...

How clever :) I'm with Joanna, I love the Brussel sprouts :)

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Dana said...

Aaaw they're gorgeous and really original!

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Catherine Jagers said...

beautiful. the pictures are breathtaking too. Earthy, edible Christmas!

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Lynne said...

I often skip over flower-related posts, as I'm not too into them - but these are fabulous! I love the artichoke one - that is BRILLIANT!

December 11, 2008  
Blogger i.d. said...

How gorgeous! I like the wreath of apples, it makes me love fall even more. :)

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Ana said...

I love the green and purple hues of the artichoke wreaths. Lovely and original.

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Blair said...

What great wreath ideas. Brussel sprouts- who would have thought they would look so beautiful!

December 11, 2008  
Blogger Patricia Gray said...

How beautiful..who says that arrangements just have to be flowers.

December 11, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous! Last year my mom got Kale, put them in terracotta pots, and set them up in her vintage plant stand.

December 12, 2008  
Blogger ana dane said...

that very well may be the best use for brussels sprouts ever.

December 12, 2008  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

LOL ana dane -- brussels sprouts are most likely the only food item that I'm not fond of :)

December 12, 2008  
Blogger Caroline @ Absolutely Unique said...

I adore those wreaths! Especially the green fallen apples one. It's incredible the beautiful things you can do with a little of imagination!

Have a wonderful weekend, darling!

December 12, 2008  
Blogger jacklyn laryea said...

fun fun. i love all the green.

December 12, 2008  
Blogger Carla said...

I love the artichokes and the brussel sprouts. What a creative beautiful way to make a wreath. Carla

December 12, 2008  
Blogger Vanya said...

What a gorgeous post. I also love how you are framing your pictures - nice touch!

December 12, 2008  
Blogger Chloe's Chic Conception said...

How creative! I think the fallen apples is my favorite or perhaps the brussels sprouts (since they are usually left uneaten on most people's plates).

December 12, 2008  
Blogger bridechic said...

Absolutely beautiful!

December 12, 2008  
Anonymous Get Togetha said...

Tres Chic...lovin the first pic of flowers in the urn.


December 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm dying over the flowers in the urn...are they cabbages?
Super sweet!

December 12, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm in love with the cabbage flowers in the urn!

December 12, 2008  
Anonymous Isa said...

As usual, the pics are beautiful.
I love the mix of the colors !

December 13, 2008  
Blogger Songy said...

Brussels sprouts? That's ingenious.

December 13, 2008  
Anonymous Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

These are perfect. Artichokes have never looked so good!

December 13, 2008  
Blogger Bonbon Oiseau said...

soooooooo pretty.

December 14, 2008  
Blogger Pamela Terry and Edward said...

That has to be the best thing to do with a brussel sprout.

December 14, 2008  
Blogger Rekha said...

Simply Beautiful...

December 16, 2008  
Anonymous Jiovanni said...

very elegant. i wouldn't have thought of half of these. awesome arrangements.

December 16, 2008  
Blogger alis said...

They're beautiful. Eco-friendly too: I don't think they would spoil quickly so you can still eat them after Christmas :)

December 17, 2008  

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