Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Vintage Flower Arranging

I bought these vintage information books on flower arranging a couple years ago. The Coca Cola Co. issued these in 1940, 1941 & 1942.  Back in the 40s, flower arranging was still an art that the "cultured" woman did....and drink Coke and the same time. It is not clear why Coca Cola wanted to go after the gardening crowd as a marketing idea... but these books where in fact, very popular and sought after. I count myself very lucky to have found all 3 and have gleaned valuable information about flower decorating and the art of setting the dinner table with cactus an shown in the last picture. I aways serve Coca Cola at my dinner parties and the cactus simply adds a little texture to the mood! OUCH!