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A.P Bloem

A.P Bloem provides Amsterdam with beautiful and exclusive floral arrangements, bouquets, posies and a high level of service. They are located conveniently in the centre of the city at Kerkstraat 151a, Amsterdam. Contact 0031 20 223 1616 or info@apbloem.nl

Located in the prestigious Spiegelkwartier in the centre of Amsterdam, A.P Bloem create personalised creations for private occasions, weddings, special events and birthdays - across any location. 

A.P Bloem’s signature style draws inspiration from the beauty of nature, wild fields and the Golden Age.

Artist of the month - Delfts Plaisier

Holland is often synonymous with their beautiful traditions. We are certainly inspired here each day by the Dutch history, the winding canals, the prestigious canal houses and of course what these beautiful houses contained. Back from the Golden Age of the Seventeenth century until today, history has been painted, sketched, photographed and preserved in items such as furniture, artworks and ceramics. 

Products currently being made by Royal Delft with traditional scenes of Dutch life. Images: Royal Delft

Products currently being made by Royal Delft with traditional scenes of Dutch life. Images: Royal Delft

It has been said that the VOC (Dutch East India Company) imported Chinese porcelain in these early days, as they were held in very high regard and were often reserved for the very wealthy. When the supply of these illustrated beauties to Europe was paused, the Dutch were inspired to create their own version of the 'Blue and White' and highly decorated pieces emerged depicting the Dutch lifestyle. Fishing boats, windmills and landscapes became popular scenes and are still thriving today. We know this as Delftware.

One such talented artist called Wilma Plaisier worked for 10 years in the famous and last-remaining Delft pottery factory from the Golden Age, called Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (better known as Royal Delft) before starting for herself. She now owns the successful Delfts Plaisier where she creates beautiful ceramic pieces such as the recently heralded 'Fragile Fingers' for prestigious client Marcel Wanders

'Fragile Fingers' were designed for Marcel Wanders for the hands and arms of world-renowned Dutch pianist, Iris Hond. Image: Marcel Wanders

'Fragile Fingers' were designed for Marcel Wanders for the hands and arms of world-renowned Dutch pianist, Iris Hond. Image: Marcel Wanders

Being florists, we are naturally drawn toward gorgeous vases and we recently came across these one-of-a-kind hand painted creations that are fondly known as 'Butterfly' and 'Ribbon', so we just had to share them with you. 

Image: NH Studio Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam

Image: NH Studio
Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam

A beautifully modern-shaped vase with a contemporary take on traditional Delft Blue Image: NH Studio Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam

A beautifully modern-shaped vase with a contemporary take on traditional Delft Blue
Image: NH Studio
Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam

These stunning images were photographed in the stylish store Harvest & Co in Amsterdam.

Image: NH Studio Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam

Image: NH Studio
Location: Harvest & Co, Amsterdam