The Posy Book ~ the beginning

By November 12, 2017The Posy Book

1cef78b5673b4fab0f50fa7387bc0301Have I told you I’m writing a book? Anyone who knows me would more than likely know this! It has been a long time coming. You see, I’ve been obsessed most of my life with all things nostalgic and romantic. And I love flowers. So what is more romantic than using flowers to create secret (or not) messages?

Petals can talk, and creating messages and sentiments with flowers, plants and herbs is a long lost phenomenon. I mean, most people know that there is a language in flowers, but why don’t we use it? We need it more than ever! Why not take a little time and browse through a floral dictionary and create a simple message for a friend or a loved one? A new baby? An engagement? Or for sympathy, there is something so moving about receiving a beautiful floral arrangement, but that combined with each flower and spirit of herb and green carrying a message is astoundingly powerful. I’m so excited to share what I know about the language of flowers and creating sentiments -creating Posies. These sweet little flower arrangements are powerhouses of emotions and are ready and fun to put together.

I’ve spent the past two years working on building my platform and testing the waters. Are people really interested in knowing more about the language of flowers? And are they interested to know how they can incorporate using the language of flowers in their giving rituals? Yes! They are! I think we all love the idea of doing a little research -getting lost in this secret world for just a little bit, and giving a sentiment to someone you care about. The impact of your thoughtfulness will never be forgotten. And you’ll have given some good mental health time to yourself in the process to. It’s a win -win!

I have assigned book contact now, so suddenly, is real and I better get crackin’ on it!  I am so excited to start this beautiful journey, and I want to share it with you.  I’ll be posting as I progress through it, and as a ‘newbie’ writer, this should be interesting!  I will also be sharing some other insights that I hope you’ll find entertaining and engaging too, as well as any workshops and presentations I have going on.  The current target publish date is spring of 2019, but I will be updating along the way to reflect any change in that.

All my best~


Join the discussion 4 Comments

  • Glynn Hempel says:

    Congratulations Teresa!
    I can’t wait to see the finished product! I’m sure it’ll be exquisite!

  • Kathy Mac Neill says:

    Teresa, I am also a lover of the language/meaning of flowers.
    I have been fortunate to inherit many books from my great grandfather. Among them is a 1896 edition of “Etiquette of To Day” by Robert O. Law. There is a chapter dedicated to the language of flowers. When I read the article in Country Gardens about your business, I rushed to look for this book, and found it. I would love to share this with you.

    I live in California in the San Luis Obispo County.

    • Hello Kathy,
      Thank you for sharing! I would love to see the book! Isn’t it interesting the language of flowers was a part of an etiquette instruction book! I love it!
      Let’s keep in touch and you never know, I may be in your neck of the woods sometime soon, and of course, if you’re ever near Santa Cruz, let’s connect.

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