Using flowers to create a fabulous fifties feel

by Stefania Del Zotto on August 8, 2011

Interflora has been featured in the gorgeous BBC Homes & Antiques magazine, which published some lovely shots of flowers – some of which you can see below – as part of its vintage issue.

Using blooms to create a retro look is very easy. If you want the fifties glamour as shown in these pictures then you should choose light, pastel shades in various different colours.

The majority of flowers used in the shoot were roses in pale yellow, pink and cream and germinis in slightly brighter shades. These paired with floral prints, light colours and cute accessories give off a wonderfully vintage feel to any room.


vintage-flower-decorationsYou can buy the bouquet featured in the shoot to get a similar look. The Scent of Summer bouquet would make a gorgeous addition to any home, regardless of whether you have a fifties-style interior or not. It’s a colourful, sweetly scented arrangement that comes in its own glass vase.

vintage-flower-interfloraThe arrangement includes large-headed pink roses, peach and yellow germinis, pink lisianthus, lilac stock, menthe and salal.

If you’d like to know where to buy all the other decorations from these beautiful shots then you can find them in the August issue of Homes & Antiques magazine.

For more inspiration you can have a chat with one of our florists in London and across the rest of the UK.

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Stefania Del Zotto

I joined Interflora in May 2011. On the blog I will write about creative flower related top lists, how-to guides, interviews with experts, news on flower festivals and events. I am Italian, originally from the Venice area, and I moved to the UK three years ago to follow my love. I’m a creative person, I love cinema, photography, cats and all that is vintage! I’m a friend, daughter and sister. I speak Italian, English and I’m now studying Spanish.

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John E 12 Aug 2011 at 12:30 pm

Beautiful photos. The Fifties/Retro/Vintage idea is trending at the moment and is the theme for the 2011 Southport Flower Show

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