Tuesday, April 27, 2010

flowers - Fifi - flowers

Beside the bottle of wine for diner, we Dutch like to give some flowers or plants when we go and visit family or friends. In spring there are lots of plants for the garden or balcony to choose from, but most come in boring little plastic pots and aren't really exciting to give, so why not pimp them a bit. These I wrapped in some white and grey linnen. When buying them I remembered to have seen a post at Modern Country, where Aina used potato bags and I thought it was a great idea to use some fabric instead of paper or cardboard I normally use.

I am wondering if and what you bring along when visiting friends or family.....

Naast de fles wijn voor bij het eten, hoef ik jullie niet te vertellen dat wij Nederlanders graag een bloemetje of zoals nu plantjes voor de tuin of het balkon meenemen bij een bezoekje aan vrienden of familie. De meeste plantjes komen in saaie plastic potjes. Deze heb ik in restjes grijs en wit linnen gewikkeld. Toen ik ze kocht moest ik aan een post op Modern Country denken waar Aina plantjes in aardappel zakken had gewikkeld. Een leuk idee en weer iets anders dan papier of karton.

Nous Hollandais on aime bien emmener des fleurs quand nous allons a visiter des amis.... et vous que est ce que vous emmener pour votre amis?

These I wrapped in paper as a gift.

Fifi Flowers...

I think most of you might have come across the blog or Etsy store of the talented Fifi. In her own special way she makes little paintings of pictures. Once she surprised me with a painting she made of one of the pictures I posted (see here) A picture of my cat lying in the sun. Some weeks ago we got in touch and she told me she wanted to donate me the painting. Yesterday it arrived. Thank you so much Fifi, I will give it a special place! If you would like to have a painting from your pet or home then visit Fifi Flowers website.

Vandaag deze tekening van Fifi Flowers gekregen die zij een tijd geleden maakte van een foto op mijn blog (Loppis) Waarschijnlijk heb je ze wel eens eerder ergens gezien, deze kleine fleurtige tekeningetjes. Wil je ook zoiets laten maken van je huisdier of je huis kijk dan op Fifi FLowers

52 comments:

Tureluur-Bellemietje said...

Hoi dees..
ook nog wakker?
ik ga hier zeker even kijken, nodig een foto van onze doggie..
dank je wel

Gracie's Cottage said...

So simple...and yet so beautiful!

DustyLu said...

Marvelous idea! I love it! Gorgeous color! Spring is here! Thank you for sharing the idea! ~lulu

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm thrilled to see that you have the painting!!! ENJOY it FOREVER!!!
Fifi
BTW... I linked this post on my blog!!!

Jacqueline said...

Oh Desiree,
You can come to our house for dinner anytime, if you bring flowers like this. They look so beautiful. I usually take flowers of some sort or, if someone has mentioned something specific that they like, I might take that.
Your photographs are just gorgeous.
I too have a painting from Fifi. Mine is of a French chair in black and white and, I won one of her giveaway's, where I had to show her my favourite image of Paris, and she painted it ( I asked her to do it in black and white ) and she made it into note cards. I think that you would like both, as they are both black and white !!
I love your painting of your cat. It's lovely to have something painted that is pertinent to you, isn't it ?
Have a lovely week, Desiree. XXXX

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Those sweet little blue pansies look perfect dressed in linen and twine...a delightful gift!
:)

La Dolce Vita said...

beautiful gift!

Ann said...

I love your creative ideas! I would be flattered to receive the pansies all dressed up in linen.

unique unique design said...

Love this idea! So simple, but makes such a difference. Thanks for sharing.
marcie

vicki archer said...

Your gift wrapping is superb and such a wonderful idea....xv

Bo Butiek said...

Wat een leuk idee met een simpel touwtje!

Groeten,
Claudia

Helt Enkelt said...

beautiful gift wrapping :)
great idea!

have a nice tuesday.

Home and Lifestyle said...

Leuk idee en het ziet er meteen heel anders uit!

Een fijne dag! Groetjes,Ingrid

Ilse said...

mooiiiii enne die fifi, is er iemand in de wereld wiens blog jij niet kent???
;)

manon 21 said...

j'aime beaucoup ces petites pensées avec ce tissu si simplement attaché.

Bonne journée

Manon

Haikey said...

Mooi gedaan! Het ziet er gelijk heel anders uit!

groetjes, Haikey

Flaviana said...

this is a truly lovely idea which I'd love to copy.. for a change!
Normally I bring cakes when I'm invited cause I do not want to risk the plants life- my friends have the black thumb unfortunately.
Lovely, beautiful photos
xx Flaviana

G-style said...

Hoi Dees ,

prachtige oplossing om je plantjes leuk weg te geven , staat juist zo leuk ook in die draadmand .
Altijd weer mooie posten op jouw blog , die is toch wel internationaal hoor .

Ik wil je trouwens ook even laten weten dat m'n blog weer openbaar is (zie mijn laatste post )

Nou, rest me nog je een heel fijne dag te wensen en tot de volgende keer , lieve groet van Gea

Anita Camilla said...

Che carini questi fiori viola!!! Un caro saluto, Anita Camilla

ZAIRA said...

Wondeful idea!!! Like it!! In Italy we usually bring sweets called 'pasticcini' or wine, but in Napoli the use is to bring 'caffé e zucchero'...But I like to bring plants and flowers as well sometimes, if I know that the person is fond of them.

a kiss for you, mon amie!

FrauSchmitt said...

What a gorgious idea. Wouldn't you like to come over for dinner? You are very welcome to bring Fifi along =) Her picture is so beautiful.

Enjoy,
FrauSchmitt

Lynda said...

een beetje van jezelf en een beetje van de bloemist!! Prima combi!!;)

groetjes
Lynda

Mara said...

It's incredible how chic can become some flowers with the rigth detail!!! And the painting! it's lovely! now I'm off to visit Fifi Flowers!

Have a nice day!
Hugs!
Mara

lia said...

Leuk als je zo'n ingepakt bloemetjes krijgt.
Groet Lia

Razmataz said...

I think I would invite you for dinner if you lived nearer......a simple and lovely and practical gift......

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

so sweet desiree, i just planted some pansy's this weekend in the garden - now i want to put some into pots too!julesx

santina said...

ah, oui! c'est monsieur fromage!

It's me said...

Hoi dees..leuk hoor zo ingepakt !! alleen willen de klanten dat niet hoor in de winkel................alhoewel.....ga het toch eens proberen morgen !!

Fijne avond lieve groetjes Ria

Ariane20 said...

Très jolie composition et charmante idée.

red ticking said...

nothing better than flowers as a loving gift... and this 1st image is soooo wonderful.. xx

Chrissy said...

What a lovely,simple post...one of my favorites for sure! All the best,Chrissy

seasons of my house said...

Hi Dess,
Schoonheid zit vaak in de simpelste dingen, dat blijkt maar weer. Zo leuk dat je op al die blogs zoveel dingen tegen komt en inspiratie opdoet. En zo nu en dan houd je er ook nog iets aan over :o)
Geniet ervan!
Karin

Room Seventeen said...

Ziet er leuk uit Dees! Mooi die paarsblauwe tinten.
Groetjes Hennie

Franse Lelie said...

Leuk idee, plantjes in een doekje...je violen zijn trouwens prachtig net als de tekening.
Groetjes

jeanette said...

geeft toch zoveel leuker, een viooltje in een zakje..leuk idee zo`n tekening van iets dierbaars, ik ga eens een kijkje nemen.

bedankt weer voor je leuke post en de groeten...

jeanette

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Oh, I love this idea - it's such an easy way to make the gift extra special. I love Fifi's work too. :)

VerdeSalvia delle colline di Firenze said...

Cakes! I always bring an home made cake. Sometimes I add a small gift, or a plant, or something I made with my hands.

Tania - Grange de Charme said...

Elles sont trop choux ces pensées ! avec ce gris c'est somptueux ... passe une belle semaine ensoleillée !

rosabeer said...

Zo wordt een cadeautje een dubbel cadeau. Wat een leuk idee.
En de tekening herinner ik me nog uit een eerdere post van je. Erg leuk.
groetjes Marja.

Harmoni og Kontrast said...

Hey Desiree, I didn't see your article till now. They are so cute the flowers with potatoe sacks:-)

I agree with you, when I go visiting f.ex for Saturday night with dinner, etc., I like to bring wine and flowers - or a small gift.

Now I have to check out the paintings:-) Wish you a wonderful evening! Hugs from Laila

OneCraftyFox said...

Your flower pots are gorgeous!

Les Cotrions said...

That's a great idea! I usually bring little plants or flowers to my friends when they invite me and I alway try to wrap them in a lovely way! You inspired me!
Fifi made a painting of one of my photos and now the picture is in a special place in my bedroom!
Have a nice day!
Vale

Bleudelavande said...

Come sempre la bellezza della semplicità non può avere rivali!!!
Bellissima idea!!!
Buon fine settimana

jill said...

Hi
Just come across your lovely blog, I love the way you wrapped the plants and your beautiful photos, I will be visiting regularly now!!
Jill

Laurence van den Burg said...

As you do, we, french people, bring flowers very often to our friends or sometimes wine, or sweets ! I love your blog, thanks for so lovely pictures. My husband is deutsh from his grandfather, so his favourite flower is... tulip of course !!! ;-)

Sea Angels said...

What a really beautiful gift I like the colour of the flowers against the zinc wire. Hope you are well xx
Hugs Lynn xx

madamegeorge said...

Your packaging is raw and effective. There is no way I'd be removing the plants from their wrapping! In Australia, we generally take a bunch a flowers or a bottle of wine. Not anymore, I'm doing this! Thank you :)

Shabby Chic Interiors said...

Wow! I really like your blog ... the photos are beautiful. I enrolled immediately among your supporters! A big kiss and see you soon! :)

Sarah

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Peg LmdP said...

I am visiting today.....
So beautiful images over here!
Usually, I bring a little thing I make myself for my friends....
Nice evening!

Punctuation Mark said...

lovely images! and great ideas!

Recycled Rita said...

I like to decorate a candle, especially the 7 day candles and take them to my hostess. karen...

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