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On Flowers
On Flowers: Lessons from an Accidental Florist | Amy Merrick
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Named a Best Gift Book of 2019 by InStyle, Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, and the Wall Street Journal If coffee tables could make . . . wish lists, [this book] would certainly be on them. Better Homes & Gardens A singular, personal celebration of the beauty and possibilities of nature Amy Merrick is a rare and special kind of artist who uses flowers to help us see the familiar in a completely new way. Her gift is to revel in the unexpectedlike a sunny spring arrangement housed in a paper coffee cupand to overturn preconceptions, whether shes transforming a bouquet of supermarket carnations into a breathtaking centerpiece or elevating wild and weedy blooms foraged from city sidewalks. She uses the beauty that is waiting to be discovered all around usin leaves, branches, seedpods, a fallen blossomto tell a story of time and place. Merrick begins On Flowers with a primer containing all her hard-won secrets on the art of flower arranging, from selecting materials to mastering pleasing proportions. Then she brings readers along on her journey, with observations on flowers in New York City and at her familys summer home in rural New Hampshire, working on a flower farm off the coast of Washington State, and studying ikebana in a jewel-box flower shop in Kyoto. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist.
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Wondered why there was a line at the florist today…
I mean - I wasn‘t there to buy flowers for my mother for Mother‘s Day 😂 I was headed to a friends birthday lunch!

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quirkyreader
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I found this at HomeGoods today. This book was made to look 1970‘sish on purpose and that is what caught my eye.