I picked up this book on my trip last summer (this one), from a used book store, and though I put it back the first time I saw it, I just couldn't resist leaving without it since I knew my mom would enjoy it just as much as I would.
All the arrangements in the book mix colours so brilliantly, but an all-yellow bouquet along with a soft-pink-and-white mix are at the top of my list.
What I love most about this book is the innovative approach to arranging flowers. I like the idea of using all types of recipients - even ones that aren't meant for holding flowers: from spice racks and teapots, cups and saucers, all the way to a pair of rain boots - and I think they add that much more to the appeal of the flowers inside (it's more eco-friendly too!).
A bouquet or two of flowers does wonders for a book case!
As it turns out, dried flowers can be just as beautiful as fresh flowers, and the idea of framing a mirror or making a summer wreath with them makes me want to try my hand at drying some this summer.