Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Recipe For March . . .

a friend of mine is a volunteer at

Cheap Stacks

a local resale bookstore located in the lower level of the

Loutit District Library

Grand Haven, Michigan

books are donated

resold at bargain prices

this friend purchased a book for me the other day and

gave me this "looks like brand new" fifty cent bargain book this morning

a jewel I'm telling you

it is filled with photos of arrangements, bouquets, corsages, wreaths, nosegays

ideas, suggestions, tidbits

everything you need to know about arranging flowers

Aretha Harampolis and Jill Rizzo

authors of the book

are best friends and founders of

Studio Choo

a San Francisco-based floral design studio

one great idea

was to create a floral toolbox

and that is exactly what I plan to do

gather my pruner, sheers, floral wires, tape, adhesives and cage and pin frogs

and be ready, set, go

so when the flowers start blooming

I'll be in flower arranging bliss

my photos don't do justice to the beauty of this book

if you enjoy flowers

and love creating with them indoors as much as outdoors

try and see if you can find the book in a library or book store

it truly is lovely

my sincere thank you to each of you

for your visits and comments


'Tis my faith that every flower enjoys the air it breathes!

~William Wordsworth,

"Lines Written in Early Spring,"

Lyrical Ballads, 1798


Happy March Days

Love ~ Lynne



Barbara Lilian said...

March already, some of us have a taste of spring and others still having snow forecast. Your flower book will be able to give you lots of ideas. My style of arranging flowers has changed over the years, now I use what ever flowers I have in the garden or the wild ones I gather on my walks. Enjoy your new book.

eileeninmd said...

Happy March, Lynne! Love the book and the idea of a floral toolbox. Your flowers are beautiful. Have a happy day!

Jeanie said...

That's really a good idea -- having it all in one spot. And I suppose it needn't take up much room -- just be handy!

What a good friend to be "spotting" for you!

Latane Barton said...

What a special friend you have, Lynn. I love books like that, full of beautiful pictures and info on how to make your own wonderful things.

Kim said...

What a pretty book!! I love finding treasures like that. I haven't been to a small book store in a long time. Barnes and Noble is not the same...Enjoy it!!

A Joyful Cottage said...

Nice book and sweet gift from your friend. Love the globe thistle in the Fiestaware pitcher. So vintage. xo

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I love you! What great information to pass on, especially to someone who would love to know how to do such a thing. I need to plant a "cutting garden" and every year I plan to and every year I don't. If I'm going to, I had probably better hurry! LOL
Big hugs..

Gail said...

Beautiful book and arrangement. Enjoy.

Blondie's Journal said...

This looks like a wonderful book...I love the simplicity of that cute little bundle. I wonder if Amazon might have it. I love gardening and this would be great for my book collection (as if I need more!).

Just found your lovely blog. We have a second home in Southwestern Michigan. We've been to South Haven but haven't made it to Grand Haven yet. When we do I will look for this bookshop. :)


susan said...

Each arrangement is exquisite, Lynne. I have a tiny courtyard where I fill a few pots with colorful blooms but I'd love to have a cutting garden for arrangements like these.

Sarah Huizenga said...

Great painting inspiration too!