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Roses for the Scented Room: Beautiful Ideas for Entertaining, Gift-giving and the Home Hardcover – March 14, 2000


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Whether you love roses for their delicate petals, astonishing range of colors, or sweet, seductive scent, Barbara Milo Ohrbach's gorgeous book, Roses for a Scented Room, will inspire you to fill every room in your house with a lovely array of edibles, decorations, and perfumed bouquets. A fascinating history of roses is included--from the ancient Romans to World War II, roses have been a most beloved flower. There's a wealth of practical advice here, from choosing and maintaining healthy plants to proper cutting technique (don't use regular scissors--they squash the stem).

Once summer arrives and your garden is bursting with blooms, you'll be amazed at just how many crafts await you! This goes far beyond the standard potpourri (although there is a great recipe for that too), diving into special drying techniques, concocting your own rosewater and hand cream, and even flavoring pound cakes and teas. The "Wedding Confetti" is an especially great idea now that traditional rice is so frowned upon--what could be prettier to throw than rose petals? The arranging section provides a wealth of new ideas and inspirations--as the author says, it's "hard to make roses look bad in any container"--but bringing out the best in your blossoms certainly can be fun and creative work!

Stunning photographs fill this book, making it a wonderful visual experience. You'll find it easy to add the essence of your summertime garden to your home year round. --Jill Lightner

About the Author

Barbara Milo Ohrbach, formally a corporate executive and retailing entrepreneur, is now the best-selling author of sixteen books. She regularly appears on television and tours the country speaking about the art of living, including gardening, decorating and antiques. She is the founder of Cherchez, the trend-setting New York City shop that presently creates fragrances for the home available by mail order. Barbara and her shop have been featured in many magazines, including People, House Beautiful, Gourmet, Family Circle, Harper's Bazaar, Woman's Day, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Vogue, Victoria and House and Garden.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; 1st edition (March 14, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609601075
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609601075
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 7.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #167,869 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By SANDRA L. on March 24, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Like the other books that have been put out my Ohrbach and Milo this book is joy! It is filled with beautiful photos of ways to use one of natures most beautiful creations - the rose. It includes recipes for things such as teas and potpourri and includes other ideas for lovely items that make perfect gifts or decorations for your home. The imformation is presented in a simple and thoughtfull manner so that it is relatively simple to complete the projects shown. The ideas are realistic - they are things that you really would do . There is also good information on how to care for roses in the garden and as well as great arrangement suggestions. All in all I really love this book. I'll be ordering at least 2 more since it will be the perfect mothers'day or easter gift. A must have for all of those who appreciate the beauty of roses!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Reginato on December 18, 2007
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I love this book. If anything its fun to just look at. There is some history, some info on types of roses, gathering roses, crafts, products you can make with roses (that are simple), and decorating/arranging...etc, etc! It's just filled with lots of great stuff. It's fun to read and lovely to look at!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Annie on January 7, 2015
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I adore Barbara M. Ohbach 's books. This one is no exception with its beautiful photography and creative inspiration.
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Beautiful book, I ordered this from another seller and it was in terrible shape, so I ordered another one
and this one was just as described, very good. A bubble mailer would have been nicer though, as the
edges did get a bit crinkled in shipping.
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