Less is More
Flowers and Candles
Sometimes your home just needs a little lift. This is especially true in January when all the Christmas lights and sparkles have been put away. It can suddenly seem very bare. The simple antidote to this is flowers and candles.
This doesn’t have to be a major undertaking, one candle and one vase will do. Our simple handblown vase from Elias Lauscha doubles as a candleholder.
The question is do you use it as a vase or a candleholder? Tricky decision. In Germany it is important to have a candle on the table for breakfast. Especially in January as it is usually dark outside. You’d be surprised how cheery the addition of a flickering flame to the cornflakes can be. Don’t forget to blow it out before you leave for work.
The current trend in floral styling is for single bloom vases. One works well – or a myriad of single stem vases is also good if you are looking to make a statement. Of course at Spiero we don’t follow fashion. But sometimes we will just happen to be fashionable.
So a single stem of winter berries, ranunculus or a clutch of grape hyacinths can all do the trick. If candles at breakfast aren’t your thing you can always use the vase during the day and then switch to a candleholder in the evening (the ultimate day to night accessory). Or you could just buy two. Then you never have to make the agonising decision.