FLOWER ARRANGING FOR THE AMERICAN HOME by
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FLOWER ARRANGING FOR THE AMERICAN HOME

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Here's the answer to the Garden Club prayer -- a practical book on flower arrangements for people like you and me. Flower arrangements made with the flowers in our own gardens, along our own roadsides, in our own meadows; flowers and leaves to be had on city pushcarts, in out of the way, down a step florists. Flower arrangements for every season of the year, with creative ideas on what to use as containers, how to get effects in line, texture, color, mass; what sorts of holders are best -- and how to improvise. The suggestions for special holiday and festivity arrangements, for various rooms, for table decoration, and so on will help in many a tight spot. The ideas for winter bouquets -- particularly if you have had foresight and knowledge to think ahead and dry your leaves and seed pods at the right time, in the right way -- these ideas will save pocketbook and worry. Even without the illustrations (some in full color, some in half tone, some just pen and ink sketches) the book catches ones imagination. Gladys Tabor has a homey touch that is feminine without being frilly; and her cockers and her Siamese cat and her home intrude delightfully. This is tops in its field -- and the only one for everyone.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1947
Publisher: Macrae-Smith