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Constance Spry

Constance Spry was a British educator, florist and author in the mid-20th century.

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Accepted Afternoon Agreeable Austere Bare Baroque Be Original Beauty Bowls Brilliance Hide All China Coffee Colour Conservative Cream Daring Days Days Gone By Dinner Disappointment Dust February Find Fires Flowers Follow Foolish Form Found General Hearted Hyacinths Indifferent Learn Light Light-Hearted Line Literally Long Mental Mind Mood Moves Natural Necessity Night Obey Occasion Open Opulence Original Overflowing Paint Picture Place Pretty Remembered Rich Scent Sense Simple Sought Spirit Spoil Star Suit Surroundings Trust Violets Weather Wild Wood Word Less More Hide All See All
During the war one accepted indifferent after-dinner coffee as a necessity, but when, after the war, one sought to find the coffee remembered of days gone by, one found disappointment. I was looking for the rich after-dinner coffee that literally curdled cream if anyone was foolish enough to spoil it with cream.
Open your mind to every form of beauty
One arranges flowers as the spirit moves you; to obey some inner prompting to put this colour with that, to have brilliance here, line there, a sense of opulence in this place or sparseness in that; to suit your surroundings, your mood, the weather, the occasion. In a word, to do as you please, just as, if you could, you might paint a picture.
Do whatever you please, follow your own star; be original if you want to be and don’t if you don’t want to be. Just be natural and gay and light-hearted and pretty and simple and overflowing and general and baroque and bare and austere and stylised and wild and daring and conservative, and learn and learn and learn. Open your mind to every form of beauty.
China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets – that is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon.
Some tulips last so long you could almost dust them off, and others you can't trust over night. β€” Β© Constance Spry
Some tulips last so long you could almost dust them off, and others you can't trust over night.
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