THE COUNTRY HOME
Decorative Details and Delicious Recipes
BY SIMONA HILL
ABOUT THE BOOK:When we think of a country home we immediately conjure up images of a comfortable and cosy place in which to live; where lifestyle and old-fashioned charm, rather than fashion, dictate our choice of home decor.
This delightful companion is a celebration of country living and shows how you can introduce different aspects of it into your life, no matter where you live. Each of the four chapters - country style, country crafts, country gifts and the kitchen - introduce us to a different element of the country home. There are colourful paint effects for walls, floors, fabrics and ceramics, as well as ways in which to introduce country-style motifs that will add decorative details to your home. If you enjoy craft projects, there are instructions to show you how to make a simple patchwork quilt, a wirework window box edging, and a pressed flower notebook. There are plenty of natural gift ideas too, from wreaths and posies to dried and fresh flower arrangements - all making the most of what each season has to offer.
The last chapter introduces us to traditional recipes from the country kitchen. There are indulgent desserts, handmade sweets and plenty of recipes that have stood the test of time, from chocolate brownies to scones for afternoon tea, as well as home-made bread.
The book gathers together the best of country living, introducing traditional skills, hints, tips and age-old recipes. Lavishly illustrated with over 100 beautiful photographs, this delightful book is a celebration of a timeless style.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Simona Hill is a highly creative writer and editor. Her many other publications include Painted Pots, Making Garden Ornaments, Ribbons, Folk Art Gifts, Decorative Tinware and Decorating Ceramics. For this volume, she has brought together the skills of a range of talented crafters and cooks in one delightful collection.
- A celebration of country living, wherever you live, with timeless crafts, traditional cooking, and simple decorative ideas for the home
- Choose the best elements of country-style decor and accessories to create a home with timeless charm
- Discover a range of traditional skills - patchwork, embroidery, sewing, stencilling, flower-pressing, wreath-making and home baking
- A treasury of creative ideas with over 25 projects and delicious recipes to make
- Over 100 beautifully styled and evocative photographs
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