Christmas 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Kensington High Street is full of busy shoppers and looking beautifully festive for the season. Hyde Park and Kensington Palace around the corner are now full of local children having finished term and we are busy preparing Christmas decorations to have your front doors and your homes looking fabulously festive!

This year we have hardly had a moment to prepare wreaths for the shop and as such, all of our wreath orders have been bespoke. It’s lovely for us to see each one head out the door and look so resplendent when it reaches its destination and is hung in its place.

We have also prepared a range of advent wreaths and candle centrepieces for your homes. These have been most popular this year. Our beautiful St. Eval candles make the perfect focal point for the arrangement, handmade in Cornwall they are unique and from a small, local business like us. With their range of festive colours – bright reds, oranges and deep greens and a choice of scents they compliment the foliage perfectly, making them a showstopper for your table.

To shop our selection of Christmas products please click the links below.

Christmas Door Wreaths

Holly, fruits, cones and lotus seed heads door wreath

We create our Christmas wreaths using a variety of foliages from traditional pines to more modern olive leaf and eucalyptus.

Olive Christmas Door Door Wreath

If you fancy something more decorative or colourful we can add anything  from cinnamon sticks, oranges, limes, pine cones, berries, Lichen or red dogwood branches, lotus seed heads to colourful baubles and candy sticks. We stock a range of lovely ribbons too, the choice is yours…

Photo showing a sample of a Pine, fruits, ilex berry and cone door wreath Kensington flowers London
Pine, fruits, ilex berry and cone door wreath

Big or small, we can create a lovely wreath to suit your front door.

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 Advent Wreaths

Advent candle arrangement mixed rustic foliages, lichen, berry and cones

Advent wreaths usually have four candles placed around a wreath for a table. The candles are to be lit each Sunday in the lead up to Christmas signifying the four weeks of advent.

Christmas Advent wreath Candle arrangement-mix-pines,-fruits-and-cones

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 Table Centrepieces and Decorations

Advent candle arrangement

Whether it be a single wreath and candle to be placed in the middle of your table, a garland or a series of smaller vase arrangements we can create something beautiful for your Christmas table.

Photo showing a sample of a Christmas advent wreath available from Kensington flowers London

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Christmas Bouquets 

Christmas bouquet of seasonal reds, greens and whites available from Kensington Flowers London

Festive and a lovely gift appropriate to the season. We can make bouquets in seasonal colours and with a mix of foliages.

Arrangements for your home

Christmas bouquet of seasonal reds, greens and whites available from Kensington Flowers London

Ensure that your home looks lovely for the inevitable onslaught of houseguests and visitors by ordering a vase arrangement.

If you have a particular favoured place in your home for the arrangement to go and you are local, we can come and install it for you. Otherwise we can deliver arrangements in the vase, or as a bouquet, which can be easily added to a vase on arrival.

If you would like us to continue to replace your arrangements over the festive season this can also be arranged.

We love creating unique and special arrangements for our clients, if there is something in particular you would like us to arrange for Christmas please do get in touch to discuss it with us, the more notice you can give us the better!

Remember that we provide flowers for all kinds of occasions, however big or small. If you are hosting a dinner party and would like something for the table or if you would just like your home filled with vase arrangements we can help.

Please give us a call at the shop on + 44 (0) 20 7225 3176

Focus 19

New term starts

Summer is drawing to a close and September sees the beginning of a new school term and the first signs of Autumn looming. The delicate pastel and cool colours of summer flowers gradually being replaced by rich warm and vibrant hues.

British grown Dahlias are in abundance and a favourite choice for our customers at this time of year.  Dahlias come in a wonderful array of shapes, sizes and bold colours.

Mixed British grown dahlias

Focus 19

We are also seeing freshly cut English Garden Hydrangeas, with wonderful shades of muted colours.  We arranged a beautiful vase full for the new showroom of Samuel & Sons Trimmings at Chelsea Harbour for Focus 19.  The Interior Design event welcoming global design enthusiasts to celebrate best in design and decoration.

 

Samuel and Sons Hydrangea vase arrangement for Focus 19

Garden hydrangeas make a statement display simply arranged en masse. This image captured a lot of attention on our instagram page @kensingtonflowerslondon.  A great bonus is that hydrangeas can dry very well so can be used as a long lasting display. They look wonderful made into door wreath.

KF Studio Dried Hydrangea wreath
KF Studio hydrangea wreath

This week we were proud to work with Osborne and Little to showcase the new seasons collections for their Kings Road showroom for Focus 19.  We filled large baskets of mixed ferns to compliment the new Nina Campbell Ashdown Collection.  The ferns worked brilliantly with the Benmore Wallpaper.

Osborne and Little showroom

 

We stock a variety of fresh indoor plants at our studio and if we do not have what you are looking for, we can always try to source the plants for you.  This week we hunted down a banana plant for a customer and some trailing Hoya.

Indoor plants

British Flower Week

British Flowers Week

To celebrate British Flowers Week this week, we thought we would share a little bit about how we shop for our flowers, our favourite British Flowers and why we choose to buy British.

Why do we love British Flowers?

Nowadays there are many different ways to buy flowers as a florist. Dutch flower lorries mean you can have a mobile shop full of fresh flowers delivered to your door. There are flower farmers and now small local growers in Britain who supply freshly cut flowers from their cutting gardens, wholesalers selling on line as well as from retail units and and then there is the New Covent Garden flower market in London.

For us at Kensingtonflowers, Juliet makes the journey to New Covent Garden Flower Market each morning to stock up on fresh flowers, foliages and plants for the shop.

We usually stock the shop with a mix on British and imported flowers depending on the season.

We choose to buy British whenever possible, because the fewer air miles a flower has flown to get here means that the flowers stay fresher for longer. British flowers are generally of a higher quality and at a better price when they are in season. We also like to support local growers where we can, given that we are a small independent business ourselves, we like to shop local!

Peony 1

To celebrate we thought we would share our favourite British Flowers.

For Douglas, who is the right-hand man in the shop and responsible for our brightest bouquets, there is no better British flower than the Anemone, in particular the rich dark purple anemone.  UK grown anemones are available for a limited time but are truly special.

In the shop you will find it in Douglas’s bouquets mixed with parrot tulips, ranunculus,, rosemary and herbs.

For Juliet, who owns the shop and is the driving force behind Kensingtonflowers,  she likes to keep it simple and elegant with lily of the valley.

In the shop, when in season,  you will find these beauties in little pots of their own, or as tiny cut bunches, allowing their simplistic beauty and signature fragrance to shine.

Our limited edition, British Flower Week bouquet.

In support of British Flower Week we have created our own limited edition British Flower Week bouquet. This bouquet is filled with peonies, sweet william, scabiosa, astrantia, and myrtle. It is a celebration of all the things we love about British Flowers.

You can purchase the bouquet on our online website shop.

If you would like any more information on British Flowers Week or any of the events being held, you can visit their website here: British Flowers Week

For more information on the New Covent Garden Market, opening times and flowers, you can visit their website here: New Covent Garden Market

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