Monday 28 March 2016

Easter Monday and a book review for you all ... it is beautiful

A book is a dream that you hold in your hand 
and whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world
a door opens to allow in more light....

Well it is Easter! ....

This is a book that my husband bought me in my normal book pile present last Christmas.  I love reading and he knows it so every year I get a pile of books bought for me as one of my special presents under the tree, all wrapped individually with a ribbon tied around it .... This book does have a Christmas section by the way.

When I was unwell and resting I read this book cover to cover and it was beautiful and so I wanted to share it with you all today.

It is so intriguing and about flowers and arranging them at different times of the year when they are in season.  It is called Vintage Flowers and is by Vic Brotherson and on the front cover it says :

Rosy & Random
Blossom & Blousy
Herby & Homey
Blooms & Bonkers
Camellia & Constance
Holly & Ivy
Tools & Rules

The above which is on the front cover actually turns out to be the index for this beauty....

The photography is stunning and the flowers used in every section are both beautiful and arranged in a colour theme.  Vintage pottery and such like is used to display and there are step by step things included like how to make a hand-tied bunch or how to make a corsage.

There sections within on scents of different flowers as well as garden greens and herbaceous entrances.  Within the index headings is a section called mop heads and buckets and it is so lovely.

I highly recommend this book to you all and it is worthy, believe me, of the name Vintage Flowers.

One thing I love the same as vintage and stitchery are flowers and this book gives you great ideas, knowledge and is a thoroughly great read.  I fabulous coffee table book for people to pick up and flick through, although a warning, they will start to really read it !!

Anyway I hope you are all having a great Easter and I will see you back here tomorrow for our normal blog antics....

Happy Easter and Happy Stitching!


  1. The book looks beautiful
    Julie xxxxxx

    1. Thank you Julie it is stunning actually and with lots to read. Loving flowers as I do it's a fabulous reference book for me to have.
      Sarah xx

  2. Sarah, thank you so much for sharing this book - it sounds so enchanting I really think I need to get a copy! It's getting to the time of year to start thinking about the garden again - a year full of possibilities. I am intending on having more cutting flowers and this book sounds perfect. Thank you again! Maureen xx