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floral patterns and prints

kauniste tote bag
i absolutely love flowers and i have for as long as i can remember. they fascinate me endlessly and in so many ways. i loved going on field trips to gaze upon nature and studying the flowers in the gardens of the many places i’ve lived over my life. i remember particularly liking foxgloves and hydrangeas. asking my nan and grandad a million questions about their garden and gazing especially lovingly at their magnolia tree.

because of this, i have a overwhelming love for floral patterns and motifs, too. the first floral pattern i can really remember loving was the curtains in the living room in the house we lived in the longest when i was younger. they were black with a slightly oriental yet distinctly english floral pattern. i wish i could find that fabric again in my lifetime because i’d buy it in a heartbeat for the sake of nostalgia. i have a feeling it was from laura ashley, but i’ll probably never know.

anyway, for some reason, when walking through the kitchen recently i looked at one of our saucepans with a floral print on, and decided i’d take some photos of a few of the things i own that have floral patterns on. just because i wanted to, really.

retro floral pattern purse
floral pattern on saucepan

vintage bowl painted with flowers and strawberries
you can also check out some floral patterns i’ve made myself too such as roses and apples, vintage hydrangea and some vintage florals. i sell notebooks in my shop with one of the vintage hydrangea patterns on, and there’ll be some of the ‘roses and apples’ one soon too. i also have products with my vintage floral patterns in my society6 shop.

do you have any favourite floral patterns or prints? or are you not a fan?

floral notebook by laura redburn
laura ashley fabric with pink rose

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17 Comments

  • Reply Slummy single mummy 25/02/2015 at 13:07

    I am a big fan of florals, and I particularly like that purse – so sweet!

  • Reply Katrina Sophia 25/02/2015 at 14:44

    Florals never fail to please me :) I have few ditsy floral dresses, which I adore very much and is easy to throw on with simple cardie.

    Loving all the floral kitchenwares but havent got around to getting some for my home. I am actually moving in a new place very soon and hope to find something lovely for the kitchen!

    Katrina Sophia

    • Reply laura redburn 28/02/2015 at 12:38

      ahh yes i love floral dresses too! i used to have more than i do now, but they don’t fit me anymore. always on the lookout for more ;)

      ooh, hope the move goes well and you can find some nice things!

  • Reply Jen 25/02/2015 at 15:54

    I guess I’m not much of a fan tbh, but I do love the more retro styles and flower prints, I think it’s the colours that I’m particularly drawn to x

    • Reply laura redburn 28/02/2015 at 12:40

      you definitely seem more like a geometric lady, jen :) i totally get you. there’s some pattern styles i’m not really drawn to (like paisley) but i can appreciate the colours if nothing else.

  • Reply Lia : Tangerine Canteen 25/02/2015 at 16:30

    I’m not a massive florals fan normally, but that blue & white fabric is gorgeous!

  • Reply Kathryn 27/02/2015 at 12:05

    I think we’re really similar in this sense; flowers are a really, longstanding fascination for me and I just can’t resist a floral pattern. Love yours!! xx

    • Reply laura redburn 28/02/2015 at 12:42

      :))) flowers in patterns and in nature make me some special kind of happy. and thank you!

  • Reply caroline 27/02/2015 at 12:15

    I love florals, and I love that vintage purse – such great colours! I cant wait for everything to start flowering again. xx

    • Reply laura redburn 28/02/2015 at 12:44

      that purse is actually new – from tiger! and yes, me either! i loooove seeing flowers everywhere and cherry blossom on trees <3

  • Reply Vicky 08/03/2015 at 20:27

    I do love your floral print posts – that saucepan is something else!

    • Reply laura redburn 14/03/2015 at 09:05

      it's awesome! but everytime i see it, it reminds me of the patterns on pyrex, and an amazing bargain i missed out on a year or so ago!

  • Reply New Shoes 23/02/2016 at 16:57

    Hi. Would you happen to know where the bottom fabric swatch is from? My friend is looking for that exact fabric and would be made up to locate it!

    • Reply laura redburn 23/02/2016 at 17:35

      hello! it’s from laura ashley, but not sure they stock it anymore. might be worth contacting them on twitter :)

      • Reply New Shoes 23/02/2016 at 18:22

        Thank you so much!

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