Stichting Kunstboak, September 2017. Hardcover. New. Item #182204
Christmas at the White House is the most beautiful and grand celebration of the year, the ultimate display of nostalgic traditions and romanticized ideals. Part extravaganza, part historical tradition - the White House Christmas is always characterized by an inspiring theme, exquisite decorations and unifying messages of hope and goodwill towards all. As Chief Floral Designer during her six years at the White House, Laura Dowling was responsible for the dazzling floral pieces that made the season so memorable. Working with the First Lady and a talented team of volunteers, she designed amazing decorations for every White House room that enhanced architectural details and historical collections, carried out the First Lady's vision, showcased America's artists and handcrafted designs, and celebrated beloved Christmas traditions and cherished American ideals. Here, Laura invites readers behind the scenes of the complex year-long planning process where some of the most innovative and ambitious handmade craft displays were created. From architectural details to sugar paste floral vases and robotic versions of the First Family dogs, her decor inspired and delighted visitors and guests from all around the world. In addition to her White House experiences, Laura shares advice and ideas, amusing anecdotes, tips and techniques for planning holiday displays, including step-by-step instructions for recreating some of the most popular and original White House holidays designs at home. Laura is the author of the best-selling "Floral Diplomacy at the White House" and currently travels throughout the world leading floristry workshops, designing events and speaking to groups about the role of flowers as important diplomatic tools.
Dowling will be signing at the Carter Library on the 27th of November, and your book will ship shortly after that.