Flowers, Chic and Cheap- Book Review

This book was great! Big, colorful photos, not too much reading. You can whiz through it in an hour or two and learn a lot.

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Carlos Mota has a simple, modern aesthetic. I like that he focuses on one or two flower varieties and one or two colors. He also uses all kinds of unexpected, colorful containers as part of his design.

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The container above is actually a wastebasket!

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Paint cans and peonies!

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A paper bag with, of course, a glass container inside!

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Love this series of “I love NY” mugs. The red carnations look modern with the green Pom poms. Very inexpensive!

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Colorful tea canisters!

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A salsa jar…

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Fine china and English Roses.

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This a watering can. Here, Carlos is using rosemary as greenery. Great idea for an aromatic arrangement!

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Such simplicity and elegance!

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Pink Roses and mint accents.

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Babies breath as the main attraction. Can’t get more inexpensive than that. The book is called “Flowers, Chic and Cheap” and Carlos delivers on that promise!

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2 thoughts on “Flowers, Chic and Cheap- Book Review

  1. thanks for the review and sneak peek inside. i love some of the container ideas, but i’m wondering how he can call peonies cheap? unless he has a garden full of them, they are one of the most expensive blooms out there. i will have to take a closer look at this book, thanks for putting it on my radar! πŸ™‚

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