Faux Flowers: Simple Accents and Arrangements

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Chronicle Books, 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 132 pages
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A rose is a rose. But is it really? Take a closer look. Faux flowers have never looked so good, and today they're more popular than ever. Multihued hydrangeas, gossamer poppies, slender lilies, and hundreds of other varieties are widely available and incredibly lifelike. In this beautifully illustrated guide, floral designer Richard Kollath and writer Ed McCann demonstrate how easy it is to use faux flowers to add lasting, blooming color to every room of the house. A collection of anemones in tiny glass bottles cheers up a sunny windowsill. A lush arrangement of ranunculus in a ceramic cachepot brightens a corner nook, and a table arrangement of red hibiscus blossoms and candles sets an exotic mood for a dinner party. These are just a few of the more than 100 simple ideas in Faux Flowers. With tips on designing, constructing, and displaying the arrangements, full-color photographs, unique container ideas, and an extensive suppliers list, Faux Flowers is the ultimate guide to creating beautiful arrangements that last.

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Richard Kollath lives in New York's Hudson River Valley and has several books to his credit. A contributing editor for Country Living, he has created craft, decorating, and floral design projects for national magazines and television programs and hosts han

Ed McCann is a former television writer and producer whose essays have been published in The Sun. A contributing editor for Country Living, he lives and writes in Gardiner, New York.

Roy Gumpel's photographs appear internationally in ads, books, CDs, and magazines such as National Geographic and Country Living. He lives in High Falls, New York.

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