Author: Marion Bauer, Dany Eschenbüscher, Hella Henckel
"Colours are associated with emotions, especially at Christmas time. In seven stylistically diversified colour theme worlds, this book introduces exciting and therefore sales-boosting floral design ideas for the Christmas season. On centre stage are unusual, creative display stands, based on simple materials that are easy to obtain. They are all quick and easy to make and, thanks to their sophistication and theme-oriented with and charm, have incredible appeal. Each colour theme is accompanied by a number of floral design ideas, which encompass the entire spectrum of your customers' wishes in all price categories and in a range of styles. A book by the BLOOM's creative team, which brings a huge diversity of inspiration and ideas to florists to use in the Advent and Christmas season, the most important sales period of the year! A must-have for the coming Christmas season!"--COVER.
Author: Paul Feeney
Publisher: The History Press
Do you remember Pathé News? Taking the train to the seaside? The purple stains of iodine on the knees of boys in short trousers? Knitted bathing costumes? Then the chances are you were born in or around 1950. To the young people of today, the 1950s seem like another age.But for those born around then, this era of childhood feels like yesterday. This delightful collection of photographic memories will appeal to all who grew up in this post-war decade; they include pictures of children enjoying life out on the streets and bombsites, at home and at school, on holiday and at events. These wonderful period pictures and descriptive captions will bring back this decade of childhood, and jog memories about all aspects of life as it was in post-war Britain.Paul Feeney is the author of bestselling nostalgia books A 1950s Childhood and A 1960s Childhood (The History Press). He has also written the bestselling From Ration Book to Ebook (The History Press), which takes a nostalgic look back over the life and times of the post-war baby boomer generation.
Author: Gwenda Blair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The definitive family biography of President Donald Trump. The revealing story of the Trumps mirrors America’s transformation from a land of striving immigrants to a world in which the aura of wealth alone can guarantee a fortune. The Trumps begins with a portrait of President Trump’s immigrant grandfather, who as a young man built hotels for miners in Alaska during the Klondike gold rush. His son, Fred, took advantage of the New Deal, using government subsidies and loopholes to construct hugely successful housing developments in the 1940s and 1950s. The profits from Fred’s enterprises paved the way for President Trump’s roller-coaster ride through the 1980s and 1990s into the new century. With his talent for extravagant exaggeration—he calls it “truthful hyperbole”—President Trump turned the deal-making know-how of his forebears into an art form. By placing this much-publicized life within the context of family, Gwenda Blair adds a new dimension to the larger-than-life figure who ascended to the American Presidency.
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century, and a lover in another... In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an "outlander"—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord...1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny in soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidden Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life ...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire...and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Ingrid Carozzi
Brooklyn-based florist Ingrid Carozzi reveals her secrets for creating flower arrangements that are modern, original, and organic in style. Organized by season, the book presents simple step-by-step instruction (how to measure, cut, and place each bloom) for making more than 35 arrangements. Whether you want to learn how to work with chicken wire and tape to create a simple framework or try your hand at arranging delicate and oversize blooms, Carozzi offers a detailed tutorial on her tricks of the trade. Readers are encouraged to source, make, or upcycle unexpected containers, such as rough-hewn wooden crates or vintage pots, jars, and vases. Full of natural floral compositions that marry the modern with the rustic, Handpicked is a lushly photographed, practical guide to creating your own exceptional flower arrangements at home.
Author: Silke Bosbach
Publisher: A&C Black
Shibori is one of the richest textile movements in the world and is currently undergoing a revival. Re-discover this fantastic textile technique and learn all the latest methods and materials artists are using today. Commonly associated with Japan, it is in fact a technique long used in Africa, India and South America. Shibori is the Japanese term for the dye-resist technique of binding, clamping or gathering the cloth up tightly so that the dye cannot reach certain parts. Those skilled in the techniques can create very delicate and intricate patterns and effects. The traditional basic materials are simply threads, fabrics and the dyes themselves so it is easy for anyone to get started. Modern Shibori is packed with inspirational illustrations and clear instructions. The perfect book for anyone interested in discovering this beautiful textile art.
A Gift from Bob
Author: James Bowen
Bob Fever has swept the globe, with A Street Cat Named Bob vaulting its way to #7 on The New York Times bestseller list in its first week on sale. With rights sold to 27 countries around the globe and a top spot on the British bestseller list for more than a year, this book has been a smashing success around the world. As Street Cat Bob and James spend a cold and challenging December on the streets together, James once more draws strength and inspiration from his extraordinary cat—learning important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. From the day James rescued a street cat abandoned in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, they began a friendship which has transformed both their lives and, through the bestselling books A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, touched millions around the world. In this new story of their journey together, A Gift from Bob, James looks back at the last Christmas they spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times—providing strength, friendship and inspiration but also teaching him important lessons about the true meaning of Christmas along the way. Readers who fell in love with Dewey and Marley, as well as the hundreds of thousands of fans who read A Street Cat Named Bob and The World According to Bob, will be eager to read the next chapters in the life of James and Bob.
Creative ideas for 27 decorative Christmas items made from natural materials and found objects. • Create unique handmade Christmas décor and gifts with a simple, rustic look • Transform pinecones, scrap wood, seeds, nuts, fabric, old jars and bottles, twigs, paper bags, and other easy-to-find materials into beautiful decorations • Projects include wreaths, candleholders, ornaments, miniature santas and Christmas trees, centerpieces, and more
Trim Your Tree with Handmade Holiday OrnamentsThe best ornaments on the Christmas tree are always those that are handmade! Use your scroll saw to create memorable three-dimensional Christmas ornaments to hang on your tree, use as holiday decorations, or give to family and friends.Inside you ll find dozens of inventive ready-to-use patterns to use in creating inspirational ornaments, nativity scenes, tree toppers, holiday centerpieces, snowmen candlestick holders, and much, much more.Each festive design in this newly revised book features compound cutting, a simple technique that uses multiple cuts to produce amazingly complex-looking results. Follow the author s instructions to learn the secret of making compound cuts on your scroll saw. Her easy methods will give your ornaments height, width, and depth, providing impressive results at any skill level.Inside you ll find 52 ready-to-use ornament patterns, including: - Snowmen and Santas- Doves and Teddy Bears- Gingerbread Men- Candy Canes, Bells, and Stockings- Traditional Tree Toppers- Icicles, Angels, and Many More!Plus festive projects for: - A Simple Nativity Scene- Snowmen Candlestick Holders- Poinsettia Centerpiece- Sleigh and Reindeer"
Author: Else Wildhagen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Trotzkopf's Brautzeit by Else Wildhagen
Author: Akihiro Kasuya
Publisher: Japan Publications Trading
The rules and techniques of the Ichiyo School of ikebana are illustrated in the creations of its third lemoto, or headmaster, which feature the school's tradition of the flowing and crossing forms, the use of color and emptiness, and the balance of asymmetry.
Popular stylist and bestselling interiorsâ€™ author Selina Lake brings her signature pretty, vintage, romantic style to the most atmospheric and beautiful of seasons. With chapters including a stand-alone section of Winter Inspirations, containing flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture, and decorations, youâ€™ll be full of fresh ideas to transform your home into an inviting, warming, and welcoming haven. Discover the cheerful yet intimate style and soft textures and tones of Homespun; the gentle palette and elegant vintage style of Faded Grandeur, striking the perfect balance between opulence and charm; the mid-century simplicity and timeless appeal of Rustic with its rich colors for the darker months; the Scandinavian feel of Winter Whites, with its whitewashed floorboards, natural wood, and stone, and finally, a chapter on Festive Celebrations, with enchanting ideas for decorations, as well as inspirational ideas for cosy and vintage Christmas celebrations. Throughout the book, Selinaâ€˜s imaginative â€˜DIY ideasâ€™ and insightful â€˜Style Tipsâ€™ provide inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the textures, tones, and ambience of winter and bring Selinaâ€™s signature style into your own home.
Magic Add-a-Strip Quilts
Author: Barbara H. Cline
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Give simple quilt blocks a touch of magic—the add-a-strip way! Slice into basic shapes like squares, triangles, and diamonds. Then, piece in a 1 ̋ strip of contrasting fabric to create dozens of new designs! Quilters of all skill levels can piece geometric patterns that look complex thanks to this innovative technique. Each of the 10 quilt patterns comes with a second variation to inspire your color choices, plus great ideas for sashing, resizing blocks, and adding your personal touch.