Flowered by Thierry Feret - A lovely florist in Paris

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I have been living in the centre of Paris for  about a year now and I am still on the hunt for new and old flower shops that are spread over the city.  Today I would like to introduce you to one of my fav. A shop with a lot of atmosphere and flair. 

The flower shop is called "flowered by" and his run by the talented and lovely florist, antiques dealer, curiosity lover Thierry Feret.  He started is new carreer as a florist five years ago after having worked in many of the greatest restaurants in Paris. His shop is an explosion of colours inspired by India and Mexico and reflects a lot of joy.  I loved talking with him today about his late passion for flowers, and about how much he likes it despite the hard work and the many hours spent in the shop and bying the flowers at the flower market of Rungis.  He also shared a little secret with me :  He made the flowers that Christine and the queens is holding on the cover of her album Chaleur Humaine. How cool is that.

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We both decided to organise a little give away for my readers on my Instagram @madame_love . If you leave a comment under my post, you and the person you tag, can winn a very special Christmas wreath made by Thierry. 

Good luck!

Elodie

The black wall series #1

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Hello everyone, Long time no see. As I have no other valid excuse than "life" and instragram for being silent here, I will not try to invent one.  I have started a new series of floral pictures in front of my black wall in my Parisian flat, that I call the black wall series. You can see them all on Instagram under the hashtag #theblackwallseries.

I enjoy doing it so much that I wanted to share it with you here. I will be posting more of them soon. You can also see some on my portfolio

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Bergamotte - Livraison express de bouquets de qualité à Paris

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Hello everyone, It´s starting to feel a bit weird to have been living in France for a while and still be writing this blog in English. I have taken a big decision today and starting today, I will write my blogposts both in English and French. I will start with the French version, and you will find the English one further down. 

Bonjour à tous,

Voilà ça y est, cela fait plus d'un an que nous vivons en France et j'ai décidé de me lancer et d'écrire mon blog en français.  Aujourd'hui, je souhaite vous parler d'un nouveau service de vente en ligne de fleurs fraiches qui s'appelle Bergamotte (avec deux t).  Leur atelier n'est pas loin de chez moi et j'ai eu la chance de pouvoir leur rendre une petite visite il y a quelques jours.

Leur concept est très simple et révolutionne les codes de la livraison de fleurs coupées type interfolia. Il tient en ces quelques mots:

"La livraison express de bouquets de fleur de qualité"

Des bouquets simples, élégants et dans l'air du temps à envoyer après un diner ou à une amie pour son anniversaire. Les bouquets, à partir de 29,90 € sont livrés en 2 heures à Paris et en 24h partout en France.  Ils utilisent les fleurs que j'affectionne : renoncules, anémones, oeillets, roses branchues, de la camomille, des chardons et bien-sûr, encore et toujours de l'eucalyptus ! Je vous recommande vivement ces jolis bouquets qui outre leur beauté ont aussi la particularité de se conserver très longtemps et d'être très joliment emballés. 

Pour en savoir plus sur Bergamotte, je vous laisse découvrir cette petite vidéo.

Bonne journée à tous, Elodie


Today I would like to introduce you a new start-up: the lovely online French flower delivery service called Bergamotte. I was lucky enough to visit their Parisian atelier a few days ago and it was just lovely.

Their concept is very simple: They deliver quality flowers within 2 hours in Paris in within 24 hours in the rest of France.  This trend of new, more modern and up to date online flower delivery service is blooming throughout Europe at the moment. They tend to break the rules of classical floristry with the continuous trips to the whole sale flower markets at 4 in the morning. They are very agile with the management of their stocks and buy their flowers directly from the producers. I like Bloomydays in Germany or floom in the UK.

Have a nice day everyone. 

Elodie

You are my sunshine, sweet mimosa

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Yellow is not one of my favourite colours, but I must say that I have to make an exception when it comes to mimosa. Every winter it makes me happy and I really love the way it smells!

Usually I make bouquets, big and small, but this year, on top of that, I decided to make a wreath, since I learned how to make them with my dear friends from les herbes de Paris in december. <

I also used one of my pretty baskets as a vessel. I just put an empty glass of jam inside for the water supply. I think it looks very joyful and pretty. 

What about you? Do you like mimosa as well? What do your bouquets look like? Do you mix them with other flowers?  Have a lovely day and talk to you soon, Elodie

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DIY: Dried Hydrangea in an indian frame

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This a shooting I did last year, but have been waiting for the right time to show it to you. When I bought this gorgeous hydrangea head at the flower shop I instantly fell in love. Those green and purple ones are my favorite. I bought a little flower press before living Germany and I use it a lot. I know you can press flowers and leaves in books, but I always loose them and forget I which book I left them. Hydrangea are just the perfect flowers, and the more I play with them, the more I like them.  They look beautiful in the garden, in a vase as table decoration, or as a wreath. But maybe it is pressed that I like them most. I love their texture and colours and they look so pretty in a transparent frame, such as this one from the British brand nkuku. I hope I inspired you a little bit today. I hope I will be more on the blog in the coming weeks and months. I have got a lots of plans and ideas anyway!

Take care and talk to you soon, Elodie

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les herbes de Paris à la campagne

statueHello everyone, How time flies, I realise today we are already in december and I still haven't posted the pictures from my autumnal shooting with les herbes de Paris. At the end of October I invited my florist friends Jefferson and Julie Pomme to my parent's place in Picardy to play around with flowers. We started the day with a walk in the garden and the forest to pick flowers, branches and fruits. After lunch, we spent the afternoon making bouquets and flower wreaths. I mostly photographed and they made the bouquets. Very unusual for me, but it was very interesting for me to step back for once and concentrate on one task. My mum was worried that there wouldn't be enough flowers to play with, but on the contrary it was just perfect! There were still a couple of incredibly big dahlias and tiny roses and so much variety of foliage and branches in a beautiful colour palette, that you only find in autumn. It was my second photo shooting with "les herbes de Paris". The first one has been featured in the last issue of sister-mag and they taught me how to make flower wreaths last Saturday. Here are a couple of pictures from that day. I hope there will be many more to come. I think we are a good team and love working together! Have a good day you all! Elodie

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Hydrangea on the breakfast table

hydrangea_breakfast_1 Hello everyone! I am on holiday this week. Yeah! The best way to start your holiday or a day off is with a long breakfast and a pretty breakfast table.  It is almost the end of the hydrangea season and I decided to decorate the table with a little plant in a cup. So pretty and simple and so easy to replant afterwards.  Wednesday is bank holiday here in France, so it might be a good idea if you are invited for a brunch to bring a mini-hydrangea in a pretty enameled cup as gift. I wish you all a very relaxed week, Elodie

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post sponsored by the lovely Dutch hydrangea producer forever&ever

urban jungle bloggers - flowers and plants

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I am a little bit late for my #urbanjunglebloggers post but I just couldn't resist this topic: plant and flowers! it was made for me... I am not a big fan of plants indoors and never had a ficus in my flat. But I must that I slowly changed my mind in the past few years. I am in love with succulents and cactus. Here are the reasons why: 1. I love that you can have mini versions of them. I am a mini bouquet fan and I find mini pots of cactus and succulents just too cute.

2. I love the colour palette of succulents and cactus: mint and nude and many shades of green.

3. I love that they are very low maintenance plants, which is a perfect fit to my way of life.

For this vignette, I chose flowers that really matched the tones of my plants: Café au lait dahlias, cineraria maritima, eucalyptus and globe amaranth.

I hope you do like the outcome!

Elodie

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Hydrangea and eucalyptus in a medicis vase

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Hello everyone, I used to have a lot of time for madame love, a lot of me time. Now I have a lot less of it, between work, the endless commute and baby love. But I don't want to let this part of me abandoned and I am trying to find a way to still post my bouquets here. Today I wanted to share with you this little bouquet of hydrangea and show you how you can make something spectacular with flowers from your garden and a pretty vase. I am completely obsessed with this colour palette this days and I love how the green of the eucalyptus works together with the white and pale pink of the hydrangea. Have a nice day today and speak to you soon!

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scabiosa and sweet peas

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Scabiosa and sweet peas in my living room right now. I am so in love! I am packing my bag for Munich where the book I contributed to will be launched on Friday night. I will tell you more about it on the blog soon In the mean time, you can follow my German adventures on Instagram. Speak to you soon! Elodie

cornflowers from the garden

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bouquet with blue flowers Hello everyone!  I hope you are doing well. I have been working a lot on the blog, doing some necessary but invisible things, coding, resizing, etc.. for the relaunch and I hope you like the new look. But a blog isn't a portfolio and it's not only the shop that is important but what comes inside it. I am glad to be back at arranging flowers and showing you the result today. I am quite desperate with my garden this days: The soil is so bad and so full of stones that nothing is growing properly. Only those beautiful cornflowers seem to like very much. So I made a little messy bouquet after work today and I quite like it. I hope you do too!  Have a nice day and talk to you soon!

Elodie

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roses, irises and fern

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Hello everyone,The trouble when you come back from a lovely weekend with more than 500 flower pic on your memory card is take it takes you ages to view them, select the best ones and edit them to post on the blog when you get back. The good thing is that you have no regret and it feels you with good vibes. I was telling Mr. Love yesterday night that the only thing I can see when I close my eyes is petals and flowers. There are worst things in the world. I hope you enjoy this little bouquet. Have a great week everyone! Elodiepink garden roses in a white vaseroses in basketpink garden rosesbouquet by madame lovecompotierepierre de ronsard close up

The Green Gallery

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Last Friday, I had the privilege to attend the launch of The Green Gallery  under the arches of Amsterdam’s world famous Rijksmuseum,  – a magazine celebrating both the beauty and perishableness of nature.

In an enchanted, forest-like setting, the magazine’s content came to life, for one night only. The set up was truly magical and as I said on Instagram during the event, I had the impression to be eating inside a dutch flower painting from the 17th Century.

INSTAGRAM Picture from the Green Gallry Launch For initiator, the Flower Council of Holland, this is the best launch imaginable for their new digital magazine: “Our aim is to show the beauty of flowers and plants through inspiring, artistic and exciting content. This first issue of The Green Gallery revolves around flowers and offers high-end editorial content”, says brand manager Esther de Waard. It was just magical!

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The first issue of The Green Gallery is about Flowers

and the second issue coming out this autumn will be about plants. Founding editor Nancy Berendsen created a beautifully curated magazine around flowers , with very inspiring contributors such as Luisa Brimble, Manuela Sosa or Linda Lomelino. The magazine has been created with many creative spirits from Kinfolk Magazine or Elle Deco and with bloggers from around the world. In the Green Gallery, they talk about food, stylism or fashion but their common inspiration is flowers. 

The Green Gallery is available in French, German, English and Dutch can be viewed on desktop, mobile and tablet. 

See the free online magazine on thegreengallery.com Follow The Green Gallery Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest. instagram madame_love

LOVEly flowershops: La Frénésie in Brussels

mini bouquet madamelove Hello Everyone, It's a long time since I have found or taken the time to write a blogpost. I still take lots of photos and still make lots of bouquets but somehow, with my little family, my full time job and my 2 hours commuting time every day, I don't know anymore when to blog.

Maybe I should rebrand my little online space or start thinking about new projects to find some new motivation for the blog. In fact I have been working on a new visual identity for madame love with a designer friend for some time now, but I need to stick to it and advance on that project too!

Well well, enough about my little "etats d'ame" as the French would say and back to my blogpost. 

Today, I would like to show you a lovely flowershop I visited when I was in Brussels a couple of weeks ago with Mr. Love. This shop is situated in the Marolles district of Brussels, on the square where the gorgeous fleamarket takes place every Sunday. It is called La Frénésie and it is full with lovely vintage decoration and pretty flowers. jacinthe madame lovechair and flowerscactus by madame lovela frenesie bruxellesplant displaysucculent la frenesiewhite flowers la frenesieI love visiting flower shops when I go on holiday somewhere and show you the pictures here. I wish you all a great start in this new week! I hope I will find the way back to this wonderful thing that is blogging. In the meantime, if you want to see and here more of me, I am still microblogging on Instagram! Elodie

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