Field, Flower, Vase: Arranging and Crafting with Seasonal and Wild Blooms (Hardcover)
Floral expert Chelsea Fuss shows you how to make beautiful, natural arrangements with foraged and seasonal greenery, branches, and flowers
Based on her extraordinarily popular flower-arranging workshops, Chelsea Fuss’s first book combines an alluring sense of place with everything readers need to know to forage, gather, and arrange fresh and dried botanicals. Each arrangement is addictively easy to make, and the featured centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and bouquets are designed to bring the perfect amount of scent, color, and atmosphere to a room.
The book features 28 eco-friendly floral projects, all using natural materials in lieu of floral foam and wire. Each arrangement is accompanied by foraging tips that can be applied to different locales.
Photographed in the author’s small village in Portugal, the book overflows with atmospheric images of flowers and foliage in the landscape to inspire readers to walk local trails (even if that just means the stalls of a city market) and gather ingredients in a pastime that is as much self-care and meditation as it is a practical pursuit.
About the Author
Writer, instructor, and Oregon native Chelsea Fuss learned ?ower arranging in London. She has styled ?orals for Kinfolk, New Balance, Schoolhouse Electric, and Bon Appétit.
"Field, Flower, Vase is everything I've wanted in a flower book. It talks about how to really forage, and how to incorporate flowers into all parts of your home and life. Chelsea has that magic gift of making flower arrangements that feel perfectly imperfect. I'm so happy all her flower secrets are now in one place."
— Jordan Ferney
"I've known Chelsea for at least ten years and have always been a fan of her creative floral arranging. Her new book is just stunning and so very inspiring. I love the idea of foraged flowers and this book makes me want to get out in the countryside with some shears and forage for myself. The floral arrangements, tips, and inspiration are invaluable for lovers of flowers everywhere."
— Victoria Smith
Freshly gathered and honestly beautiful, Chelsea's work is always a feast for the senses.
— David & Arren
"In a time when the world feels chaotic, I look to Chelsea’s world of wildflowers and plants for solace. In this book, she helps open our eyes to the natural beauty that exists all around and helps us bring it into our homes for effortless style. Excited to forage all year long."
— Aran Goyoaga
"I've been following Chelsea's work on Instagram for years and this book is the perfect compendium of what made me fall in love with her work from the very beginning: finding floral beauty around us, in gardens, along paths, in markets, or simply by foraging in nature. Field, Flower, Vase not only gives a plethora of ideas for how to find and arrange wildflowers, but also encourages the reader to find blooming beauty in our everyday lives."
— Igor Josifovic-Kemper
"Every page of this book gave me pleasure and inspiration. There is much here for both novice and expert, from how to bring flowers into your everyday life with even the scantest of resources to how Chelsea Fuss — who has 20 years’ experience working with flowers — uprooted herself from her native Portland, Oregon to a cottage in one of Portugal’s prettiest villages. But most importantly, this book is a timely reminder to take joy and comfort in the nature that can be found in unlikely places on your doorstep or in your community no matter where you live, if you only open your eyes."
— Alaina Vieru