Lovely Flower Books

Lovely Flower Book: Decorate with flowers by Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring - Give Away!


decoration_idea_decorate_with_flowers Good Morning everyone, I finished last week with a lovely flower book and I start this one with another one! Decorate with Flowers - CREATIVE IDEAS FOR FLOWERS AND CONTAINERS AROUND THE HOME by bloggers Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring. Holly Becker is an American blogger living in Northern Germany, like me,  and blogging on the very successful blog decor8.  She also teaches blogging online on her course called blogging your way. I took part in that lovely course twice already and it was really inspiring and motivating. Leslie was also teaching in the first class I took, and really love her style. I also met some of my fabulous blogger friends through this course, such as my friend Clara from the interior blog Tastesheriff or Corinne from the blog Emerald Green Interiors or Mel from Armoire Pegs and Casserole. I am digressing a little bit here but I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Holly for making bloggers connect and become friends! So! Back to the book now! Holly and Leslie's book presents a different approach to flower styling than the usual flower books written by professional floral designers and is very refreshing. The book is beautifully laid out and photographed, with a lot of step-by-step instructions to make your own floral arrangements at home. The book is split into several chapters: NATURAL, PASTELS & NEONS, MARKET, HAPPY BRIGHTS, COASTAL, NEUTRAL POP, GIRLY GLAM, BLACK & WHITE. So no matter what your interior looks like, you will find the perfect way to add some flowers in your home. If you want to read more about the book, the authors and see some bonus material, check out the website dedicated to decorate with flowers. Give_away_decorate_with_flowers


Each chapter starts with a lovely mood board which is typical for Holly Becker with some lovely Liberty fabric of course! At the end of the book, Holly and Leslie share their favourite flowers - and I was so happy to find some of my favourite flowers in the book too, such as astrantia,  scabious or delphiniums.

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Yesterday I made one of the step-by-step projects from the book at home: a simple coat hanger wreath. What the you  think? Flowers don't need to be in a vase to look good. I think this a simple, yet great idea for party decoration.



I am so happy that both the book's German editor Callwey Verlag and the British editor Jacqui Small gave me the opportunity to GIVE AWAY ONE COPY IN GERMAN AND ONE COPY IN ENGLISH of this great book.

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVE AWAY? You can enter until Thursday 27 - 23:59 GMT. Just leave me a message in the comment field and tell me if you would like to win the German or the British edition of the book. I wish you all very good luck! Talk to you soon, Elodie

PS: this book review was part of a German book tour and some of my blogger friends, have been writing some great reviews. 

Wohnen mit Blumen: Kreative Ideen für Zuhause Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring Callwey Verlag 144 Seiten, 19,95 €

Decorate with flowers Holly Becker & Leslie Shewring Jacqui Small 144 pages, £15.49

Lovely Flower Book: The Cut Flower Patch by Louise Curley

Cutflowerpatch_Cover Good morning everyone!

Trained horticulturist Louise Curley writes for the Guardian, The Simple Things and Gardens Illustrated magazines. She also runs a flower and garden blog called Wellywoman - A life in Wellies She gardens organically and has kept an allotment for four years on which she grows all her cut flowers.

Her lovely book The Cut Flower Patch has been released this month in the UK and is absolutely beautiful. Another book that makes me crave for a garden. bouquetThis book gives you a lot of advice regarding how to choose the right plants for your garden, and focuses on flowers I love like zinnia, or snapdragon. I really love the section in the book dedicated to foliage and fillers, that are for me so crucial for nice bouquets.

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This book is also very interesting, even if you don't have your own garden, as the 100 last pages of the book are about arranging flowers with a lot of inspiration beautifully photographed by Jason Ingram .

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dry flowers

To order The Cut Flower Patch at the discounted price of £16.00 including p&p* (RRP: £16.00), telephone 01903 828503 or email and quote the offer code APG101. Alternatively, send a cheque made payable to: LBS Mail Order Department, Littlehampton Book Services, PO Box 4264, Worthing, West Sussex, BN13 3RB. Please quote the offer code APG101 and include your name and address details. *UK ONLY - Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.

If you like this book, you will be happy to know that I will be presenting the new book by Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring called Decorate with Flowers, as part as a little Blog book tour on Monday. I will also be hosting a give away for both the German and the British issue of the book. So stay tuned and have a great day! Elodie