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    Vintage Flowers: Choosing, Arranging, Displaying (Hardback) By (author) Vic Brotherson

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    DescriptionBeautiful 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.


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    Title
    Vintage Flowers
    Subtitle
    Choosing, Arranging, Displaying
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Vic Brotherson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 214 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781856269711
    ISBN 10: 185626971X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    BIC subject category V2: WFW
    BISAC V2.8: CRA010000
    DC23: 745.92
    Thema V1.0: WFW
    Illustrations note
    colour photography
    Publisher
    Kyle Books
    Imprint name
    Kyle Books
    Publication date
    15 September 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Vic Brotherson is the owner of Scarlet & Violet, nominated by Time Out in 2008 as one of London's best specialist shops: 'This exquisite flower shop takes your breath away.' She has rapidly established herself as one of the leading florists in the country with a growing media profile and impressive client list to match.
    Review quote
    'My favourite flowers come from Scarlet & Violet. They do beautiful bunches of wild flowers and roses the colour of parchment, tinged with the palest of pinks.' Nigella Lawson 'Vic Brotherson's painterly and textured arrangements have already made her a favourite, adorning the chicest of interiors.' Wallpaper 'She'll inspire anyone from the broke amateur to the more ambitious or flamboyant with her vintage-inspired (though utterly modern), bouquets and decorative gems.' Laura Bailey, Vogue 'It's a book of beguiling, colourful, busy natural arrangements with great appeal.' Irish Times 'Fresh flower arrangements can become a work of art, lifting a room with colour and texture.' The English Home
    Table of contents
    * How to get the most from your budget * Suitable for beginners, enthusatic amateurs and florists looking for new ideas. Also for people who have an interest in interior design or decorating with flowers * Step-by-step instructions on using florist foam and chicken wire to make garlands, wreaths and hand-tied bunches * Tips on how to select and condition flowers for longevity * How to pin the perfect corsage and wire flowers for your hair