In Victorian England, and in other cultures, flowers were used to convey specific meanings and messages, especially in the coy rituals of courtship. Botanical Inspirations Deck & Book Set brings together the Secret Language of Flowers with the treasured artwork of Pierre-Joseph Redout. Each Botanical Inspirations card features a thoughtful quotation that alludes to the symbolism of the flower. The accompanying guidebook presents inspirational affirmations and narrative vignettes culled from history, mythology, lore and legend. From the demure violet to the noble magnolia, all flowers have stories to tell and lessons to share.This charming gift set includes:44 cards with quotations and flower meanings100-page illustrated guidebook with messages of insight and inspirationFold-out guide to the Secret Language of FlowersDrawstring organza pouch
This is the premiere book by Waverly, Americas number one name in stylish, readily available home-decorating products. Beautiful photography and practical decorating advice capitalize on Waverlys expertise as a home-decorating authority and put fresh yet classic style within easy reach.Helps readers find their own decorating style through fun-to-take quizzes.Shows how to give rooms personality with color, pattern, and accessories.Inspiring and easy-to-use lessons on creating color schemes and choosing and mixing patterns to reflect personal style.Adaptable room-by-room ideas for solving decorating problems, enhancing space, arranging furniture, and displaying accessories.Glossary of upholstery, drapery, and fabric terms plus guidelines on choosing and using fabrics.
Simple Solutions for Creating Your Own Small-Space Edible Garden
Author: Andrea Bellamy
Publisher: Timber Press
Imagine savoring fresh-picked strawberries on a weekend morning, plucking plump figs from your mini-orchard to quarter and serve at a farm-to-table meal with friends, or harvesting and sautéing the edible stalks of garlic bulbs. If the size of your space is bringing you back to reality, here's the best part: you don't need a big backyard to grow your own food. In fact, you don't need a yard at all. Andrea Bellamy, founder of the acclaimed blog Heavy Petal, gives you the dirt on growing gorgeous organic food with very little square footage. Simple, straightforward, design and growing advice can help you transform just a snippet of space into a stylish and edible oasis. Bellamy goes beyond the surface and shows you how to create and maintain healthy soil, decide what and when to plant, sow seeds and harvest, and most importantly, enjoy the process. So go ahead, picture that tiny nook, corner, strip, porch, alley, balcony, or postage-stamp-sized yard overflowing with fingerling potatoes, fragrant herbs, sugar snap peas, French breakfast radishes, and scarlet runner beans. Armed with luscious photography, encouraging tips, and sophisticated designs, you're sure to be inspired to join the grow-your-own revolution.
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