AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GARLAND by Louise B. Fisher

AN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY GARLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Any observant visitor to the Williamsburg restoration will have rejoiced in the flower arrangements in the Raleigh Tavern, the Governor's Palace, the Wythe House. Curious visitors will have wondered about the authenticity of the flowers as to period. Here is the story behind them, the wealth of source material unearthed, the floral prints that gave authority to types of arrangements, the kinds of containers, the methods of working with cut flowers and the treatment of the short-lived ones, the adaptation of arrangements to settings. Particularly valuable for those who want to follow Mrs. Fisher's expert guidance there is how-to-do-it information on dried materials for winter bouquets.

Pub Date: Feb. 12th, 1951
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg