Yes, flower bells rang right merry that day, When there was a marriage of flowers, they say.
First published in 1905, Walter Crane's beautifully illustrated poem tells the charming story of a wedding day. Published to celebrate the V&A's The Cult of Beauty exhibition, this beautiful facsimile edition, reproduced in glorious colour, bound in real cloth and embossed with foil, makes a perfect wedding, engagement or Valentine's gift.
Embroidered samplers from the V&A's fine collection provide a historical survey of this popular needlework art and a practical guide to the different types of stitches. This popular book, reissued with a new cover, shows details of individual motifs alongside the complete samplers while stitch types and techniques are explained through photographic details and line drawings.
In this gorgeous style guide from the 1950s, American fashion designer Anne Fogarty reveals the secrets of 'wife-dressing' - the art of looking chic on all occasions, be it at a cocktail party, on the tennis pitch or in the boudoir.