i’ve been a long-time follower of florist and blogger chelsea fuss who opened her very first florist shop at age 23, so she’s had almost 20 years of working with flowers and now writes about flower arranging, styles flowers for photoshoots, and teaches floral design classes to students around the world. she’s got a beautiful new book out, field flower vase: Arranging and Crafting with Seasonal and Wild Blooms published by abrams and it’s just lovely as well as super inspiring. the book covers 28 eco-friendly floral projects — everything you need to know to forage, gather, and arrange fresh and dried botanicals. Each of Chelsea’s arrangements is addictively easy to make, and the featured centerpieces, wreaths, garlands, and bouquets are designed to bring the perfect amount of scent, color, and atmosphere to a room and photographed in the author’s small village in Portugal, where Chelsea’s based these days and teaches her foraging and floral arranging, so you may just be lured into a trip! sounds idyllic, doesn’t it? but until then, i highly recommend getting yourself a copy of field flower vase to start your own passionate pursuit of wild foraging and flower arranging — and follow Chelsea on instagram for more.