Throughout millennia, the rose has eclipsed all other flora to remain as the undisputed favorite of the garden, with exuberant blooms that have long delighted the senses, stirred imaginations, and inspired poets’ heartfelt verse. Not simply confined to a plot of land, this quintessentially feminine flower pirouettes her way into the home, where her lovely visage brightens every imaginable genre, from decorative items and teatime occasions to fashion and fragrance.
Arranged into seven splendidly illustrated chapters, this thoughtfully composed edition unfolds with Lovingly Tended, which shares helpful hints for the care and keeping of this beloved bloom, as well as an endearing essay sure to strike a resonant chord. In Romantic Abodes, we tour a parade of pretty residences brimming with floral charm, while Tranquil Moments shows the many ways a rose motif weaves its way through treasured collections, artful arrangements, and moments of bliss.
Beautiful botanical sanctuaries from London to Paris are lavishly depicted in the Flourishing Havens chapter, and for those who dream of escaping to the breathtaking environs of the French countryside, we offer Belles Fleurs. Petal-Strewn Paths introduces women who have found creative ways to celebrate roses, from intricate embroidery on reproduction costumes to “painting” with petals. No Victoria book would be complete without ideas for hosting memorable gatherings. Gracious Entertaining offers plenty of inspiration in the way of table settings, elegant menus, and a bevy of heavenly desserts.
William Shakespeare once wrote, “Of all the flowers, methinks a rose is best.” Living with Roses underscores the venerable bard’s sentiment, with words and photographs of ardent testimony to the flower’s lasting appeal, and it promises to be a cherished keepsake for anyone who loves this sublime blossom or just appreciates the incomparable beauty found with every turn of the page.
Blooms & Dreams
By Gillingham, Misha
Luxury travel writer and influencer Misha Gillingham left the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles for a quaint island in the Pacific Northwest so she could get back in touch with what matters most. With the help of stunning photography, she shows how you, too, can cultivate a life of wellness, generosity, and connection to the land.Misha Gillingham is a luxury travel writer turned farm girl whose story has won over the hearts of fans worldwide. In Blooms & Dreams, Misha shares not only what brought her to Evergreen Acres, a farm on Bainbridge Island in the Pacific Northwest, but also all of the wisdom she has gleaned over the years as she and her family put down roots.While leading readers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the farm -- from her ever-evolving flower garden to the menagerie of animals who keep everyone in good spirits -- Misha reflects on her own transformation and shares how joy can be found by contributing to your local community and fostering a deep connection to the land itself.
30-Minute Watercolor Painting for Beginners
By Press, Rockridge
15 step-by-step projects to create in 30 minutes or less Learn the fundamentals of watercolor while creating your own frame-worthy paintings, from a dramatic landscape to an abstract piece. This accessible book offers beginner-friendly projects with step-by-step instructions and illustrations to help you explore new techniques. Plus, each project takes 30 minutes or less to complete!Gather your supplies - Getting started is easy with an overview of the tools and materials you'll need for watercolor success.Create 15 beautiful paintings - Hone your skills as you try projects that increase in skill and complexity.Discover essential techniques - Learn how to mix colors, create the illusion of depth, and more.Make watercolor painting fun and easy - no matter how hectic your schedule - with this beginner's guide.
By Lo, Melissa
Plant lovers will find all the information they need to keep their fauna healthy and recreate that trendy indoor jungle aesthetic in this modern, design-forward title. Melissa Lo, indoor plant expert and seasoned designer, combines her unique skills to answer the two most important questions novice houseplant owners ask: how do I keep it alive and how do I make it look beautiful in my home? By breaking down basic care advice for the most popular varieties, sharing her tips for keeping them vibrant and growing, and walking readers through an array of greenery décor projects to enhance their home, readers will find everything they need to become successful, stylish plant parents. Melissa's elegant infographics highlight the important characteristics and care information for succulents, snake plants, monstera, ferns, cacti and more.
Page Street Publishing
The Beginner's Guide to Friendship Bracelets
By Knots, Masha
Celebrate your relationships and express your style with the ultimate guide to creating friendship bracelets! Friendship bracelets aren't just for summer camp anymore. They have exploded in popularity as a creative and thoughtful way to share a connection with loved ones, even from far away. Author Masha Knots is the go-to friendship bracelet expert, she has amassed a following on YouTube and Instagram for her colorful, creative designs and her easy-to-follow instructions. Now, with this book she is sharing all her bracelet tips and tricks as well as her favorite designs. Featuring an array of patterns from simple to more advanced, Masha will cover all the basics needed to get started, including the best materials to use, knotting techniques, and easy embellishments and customization tricks for adding your own flair.
By Farrington, Karen
The Magic of Mushrooms
By Lawrence, Sandra
Explore the wonderful world of some of the most incredible natural forms on our planet - fungi. At the centre of countless superstitions, folkloric tales and magical beliefs, as well as appearing in recipes and medicines both traditional and modern, mushrooms have incredible powers. Featuring images of over 100 fascinating species, sourced from the archives at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, The Magic of Mushrooms shows that from saving lives to expanding the mind, the potential of these fascinating organisms should not be underestimated.
Big Thrift Energy
By Chamlee, Virginia
If you think unique is chic and cringe at the sight of a "Live, Laugh, Love" poster, then Big Thrift Energy will teach you everything you need to know about shopping for affordable vintage home decor and styling it in a modern home.Antiquing can be intimidating: how do you know if a piece is worth salvaging? How do you navigate the piles of merchandise at a thrift store or estate sale? Part resource, part inspiration, Big Thrift Energy is a comprehensive guide that offers tips for thrifting that you never knew you needed: How to shop for the good stuff, how to upcycle and style vintage treasures in your home, and even advice for flipping your most-coveted items to turn a profit. Plus, the author shares her all-time best finds, from a Goyard trunk worth upwards of $10,000 (scored for $90) to a floor-length vintage Christian Dior cape, a $10 Goodwill find.