Archive of ‘Flowers’ category

Trend Watch – Raspberry Sorbet

It all started with this image by Boston Pollen, a bouquet of rich berries, plums and scarlets… then an obsession began. We can’t get enough of the new season fashion and interior pieces filling our feed in multiple shades of this gorgeous hue.

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Here are a few of our finds so far that channel this autumnal berry hue. We love the textures of our springbok hide clutch with shots of deep plum and pinks, and it looks fab with the new season country road fedora and a slick of Mac rebel lipstick!

Mac Rebel Lipstick  |  Mooi Springbok Clutch  |  Country Road Fedora

Create your own pineapple vases

We’ve been obsessing over using pineapples as table decor for a while (see this post) so thought our ‘Peace Love and Pineapples’ theme for our Christmas table was the perfect time to create our own pineapple vases. Not only do they look amazing but the smell in the afternoon sun is just delicious!

We purchased three pineapples from Farro, making sure to choose some that were slightly under-ripe so they had a nice greeny tinge to them. We cut the tops off them, then carefully used a large spoon to scoop out the insides.

We selected orange and pink lilies, delphiniums and bells of Ireland to create our bright tropical vases, but you can use any flowers you like to tie in your colour theme. We cut many of the stems in half to make the most of them and then arranged.

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You have a couple options for filling your vases, you can fill them with oasis for creating your arrangement, place a small jar filled with water inside or carefully fill with water after you’ve arranged your flowers.

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After we were happy with the arrangement we carefully filled the pineapples with water.

Happy pineapple vase-making!

if you give this a go we’d love to see your pics! email us at hello@sesandjen.co.nz or post them on our facebook page here.

Peace, Love and Pineapples

Every year we theme our Christmas lunch table, this year the theme was Peace, Love and Pineapples. We kept the traditional Christmas sentiments of Peace and Love and added a tropical twist with pineapple vases filled with lilies, delphiniums and bells of island.

To bring in the peace element we cut plywood peace signs out with a jigsaw and also made gingerbread peace cookies to adorn the leafy vintage plates.

Our Bonnie & Neil runner tied in the natural wood of the table and created the perfect base for our pineapple vases.

We made our own crackers to tie in the magenta and orange colour palette and filled them with chocolate treats for the boys and jewelled bracelets for the girls.

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On the menu was glazed Christmas ham, new potatoes, green salad and toasty rolls, washed down with our favourite Petit Syrah, Caravan.

 Stay tuned for how we created out pineapple centrepiece arrangements.

All images by Ses + Jen

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