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Bouquet in a Book Collection

By Molly Hatch

Molly Hatch is a ceramicist and illustrator whose creative output includes one-of-a-kind installations for museums and private collectors, home accessory lines, textiles, and greeting cards. She lives in Florence, Massachusetts. Visit mollyhatch.com and mollyhatchstudio.com.

Thinking of You: Bouquet in a Book and Happy Day: Bouquet in a Book

Hardcover with jacket, 24 pages, 6 x 5.25", color illustrations throughout

Each spread includes a die cut flower, attached to the page with a grommet, that “flips up” from the page to create a bouquet of flowers. 

 

These books offer a fresh take on the Victorian notion of expressing oneself with the symbolic language of flowers. Thinking of You offers a soothing array of blooms with empathetic meanings. Happy Day features bright, cheery flowers with uplifting sentiments. Each spread features a flower that “flips up” from the page, a brief description of the flower’s symbolism, and its special message for the recipient. When all of the blossoms are popped up, the book can be displayed on a desk just like a vase of flowers.

Hardcover journal

144 pages, 5.125 x 8.25", grain-embossed cover with foil stamping, stained edges, ribbon marker, lined pages with color illustrations throughout

 

Paperback notebook

128 pages, 5.75 x 8.25", grain-embossed cover with foil stamping, stained edges, lined pages with illustrations throughout

Featuring an exquisite pattern of blue and white china and colorful bouquets, this lay-flat hardcover journal and paperback notebook capture everything that artist Molly Hatch does best; rendering classic botanical and ceramic motifs with a contemporary hand. Thoughtful details, such as a foil-stamped cover, ribbon marker, stained text edges, and lined pages, make these journals the perfect accessory for anyone who loves flowers and the finer things.

Notecards: 20 notecards with envelopes, 4.625 x 6.625 inches, grain-embossed cover with foil stamping

This box of notecards contains twenty notecards (4 each of 5 designs) featuring bouquets with special meanings. The vase printed on the card highlights a sentiment that corresponds with the meaning of the flower: “Thank You” is paired with irises, “Thinking of You” accompanies pansies, “Happy Day” goes with gerbera daisies, “Well Done!” is conveyed with sun flowers, and "Hello Friend" is said with geraniums. Picking up on the symbolic language of flowers in Molly Hatch’s Bouquet in a Book series, these notecards deliver the combined pleasure of receiving flowers and a handwritten note.