Vintage Flowers : Choosing, Arranging, Displaying Hardback
Beautiful and romantic, Vic Brotherson's flower arrangements focus on traditional, seasonal blooms and foliage, such as alchemilla, lavender, hellebore, peonies and hydrangeas, and perfectly match the vintage pitchers, planters, old glass and retro, charity-shop finds she uses both for displays and as a major source of inspiration.
From simple posies to glorious garlands and stunning centrepieces for a Christmas banquet, Vintage Flowers demonstrates just how easy it is to transform a handful of fresh cuttings into arrangements that instantly feel at home and complement the look of a room.
Accompanied by step-by-step instructions on using florist foam and chicken wire to making a garland, wreath and hand-tied bunch, plus tips on how to select and condition flowers for longevity, how to pin the perfect corsage, wiring flowers for your hair and how to get the most from your budget, Vintage Flowers promises fabulous results every time.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 176 pages, colour photography
- Publisher: Kyle Books
- Publication Date: 15/09/2011
- Category: Flower arranging & floral crafts
- ISBN: 9781856269711
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Review by CalamityMane
This is an exceptionally beautiful book. I want to transform my house into an homage to her wonderful arrangements. Superbly styled. This is less of a how-to than it is an inspiration/guide book. She does detail the flowers that she uses and she does give some info on where to find the sorts of vessels and containers that she uses, which is very, very helpful. Even if I never re-create a single arrangement from this book, it will be just as pleasurable to take it out, look at the photographs and delight in the beauty of Vic Brotherson's vintage floral arrangements.