3 December 2012

Sarah Raven - It's a Wrap

floral wrapping paper

I have been a big fan of Sarah Raven ever since I did a workshop with her at The English Gardening School back in 2001. By that time she had already written two books, The Cutting Garden and The Bold & Brilliant Garden. Two books that have been part of my garden library ever since they were published.

Since then she has written several cookbooks as well as books on vegetable growing and cutting gardens. She writes a regular gardening column on Saturdays for The Daily Telegraph and was a presenter on BBC Gardeners' World for many years. 

Her latest book was called Wildflowers; all about celebrating British wild flowers.

Sarah is married to the author Adam Nicolson, grandson of novelist Vita Sackville-West, who with her husband Harold Nicolson created the stunning gardens at Sissinghurst Castle in Kent.
Sara lives with her family at Perch Hill Farm in East Sussex,  where she runs courses on food & cooking, floristry &  flowers, wildlife, gardening and growing vegetables.

floral wrapping paper

Sarah also has an on-line shop where she sells seeds, plants, bulbs and lots of other things for the garden and the home.

This beautiful floral wrapping paper is from her shop. The stunning photography of the flowers is by Jonathan Buckley, who also does all the photography for the Sarah Raven catalogue. 

These coloured luggage tags are also from Sarah's on-line shopThey come in five different colours so you can colour coordinate your presents.

I customised the tags by adding washi tape and using rubber stamp lettering. Perfect for Christmas as it is a quick and easy way to make it individual and unique.  

The lovely flowers are very large heads of Chrysanthemums in a gorgeous dusky pink. I arranged them in a light blue 1930's vase with deep ridges on the outside.

I am part of Sarah Raven's affiliate program and make a small commission from any sales.

Thank you very much to Alissa at Sarah Raven's office for sending me the items to review. 

Have a lovely day!

Thank you for visiting and I will see you back here soon.

xo Ingrid


Anna Vattenkanna said...

I just love Sarah and her work.

Japp, här i Sverige är hon inte så välkänd men många av hennes böcker är översatta och finns att köpa för den som vill. Själv älskar jag hennes blomsterarr och har gjort ett bra tag.

Vackra bilder som vanligt!


Janneke said...

Great post on Sarah Raven. I'm also a fan of her and just got a few months ago her vegetable cooking book. Beautiful wrapping paper do you show!

Frances said...

That wrapping paper is quite lovely and unusually well printed. What you've done with it in your still life arrangement is delightful.

Thank you yet again for giving us such marvelous creative tips and inspiration.


Diana of Elephants Eye said...

the vintage Christmas baubles are family heirlooms, or your collection? Wish they still made those delicate and beautiful baubles.

Lyndsey said...

Beautiful pictures Ingrid! I love it when the Sarah Raven catalogue arrives, I could flick through it for hours!

Lisa Gordon said...

Oh my goodness, I love the wrapping paper, Ingrid, and as always, your styling of everything is second to none. So beautifully done!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead, my friend.

geraldine said...

Lovely images. I like how the flowers on the wrapping paper look so 3 dimensional. :) x

jacqueline said...

Sarah's work is so gorgeous!! This is such an inspiring post of her and her work! So happy to be back on blogland visiting! Have a lovely merry happy Tuesday and love to you!

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