Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition (1988)
Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #4,387,368 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #60 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Flower Arranging & Crafts > Dried Flowers #24704 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design
This book is wonderful. I have had this book for about ten years and, although I have purchased many beautiful books since, this one remains a favorite. The pictures are beautiful and the instructions are easy to follow. Also, sources for purchasing any ingredients you would need are listed at the back of the book. Buy it -- you will cherish it!
This is one reference book that I read cover to cover, not wanting to miss a single wonderful idea. I bought the book mainly because I have a huge rose garden and wanted potpourri recipes, but I was enraptured by every chapter, including making sachets, door hangings, and dried arrangements, and the section on the centuries-old "meanings" that have been attached to many flowers. There is even an intriquing recipe for making "wet" potpourri, a concoction that I had never heard of before but now intend to try! This book is beautiful, nicely organized, and well written. I could almost smell the scents and see the colorful gardens as I read. A must have selection.
Absolutely the best book on making fine potpourri (dry or moist) and much more. Also included are beautiful wreaths, dried flower bouquets, pomanders, cologne-type floral and herbal waters, bath bags, scent pillows, fabric sachets, drawer liners, etc. Gardening and flower drying information too. From cover to cover, fabulous ideas for elegant home decorating with antiques or inexpensive fakes. Gorgeous photographs.
i've had this book for two days and i love it. it truly inspires me. its easy to read and the fragrant recipes are simple and inexpensive to make. i created my first dried floral arrangement and i was amazed with the results. i love to walk into a room and be surrounded by pretty flowers and nice aromas. you can definitely achieve that with the help of this book. enjoy!
This is one of the loveliest books I have gotten in a long time! This book is perfect for your coffee table or to leave out as a decoration, but is useful too. I love the pictures and I also love the ideas in the book. There are so many good ideas in the book that I would highly recommend it if you are into scenting your house and coming up with new ideas on how to accomplish that. I found some new ideas on how to create more scent and it is now one of my favorite books. It would make a nice gift too. I am glad I purchased it.
Nice collection of recipes for potpourri and sachets. Some ofthe ingredients are tough to find but I found most via the internet for the couple I've tried so far. Last half of the book is on flower drying, arraging and wreaths - not really my thing but I really enjoyed the first half.
Whether you want to make potpourri, floral waters, bath products or just learn more about working with fragrance, this book is a fabulous tool.It also contains one of the best recipes for wet potpourri I have found. The instructions are simple and the results is delightful. I strongly recommend it as part of your library if you're into herbs, soaping, fragrances, bath products or enjoy doing things from scratch.
I ran into this book in the early part of 2000 when I was learning to garden and craft with dried flowers. My biggest interest was making potpourri but I soon learned to make sachets and many other projects. I got so carried away with it that I soon recruited local florists to save flower heads they were not going to use for me and about three days a week I made my rounds to all the shops. This book is a great learning tool if you are considering gardening and crafting with flowers and herbs.There is also a list of resources for botanical supplies, she covered every aspect of decorating with flowers as well as gardening and crafting.
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