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Book Review: A Flower Wedding

A Flower Wedding

My love of books was stretched a notch when I received this book as a gift from my husband, who came back from London last week, just in time to celebrate the anniversary of our first meeting years ago (which he had me at hello, I might add). This small cloth-covered book is full of treasures in words and images. With gold lettering and rounded corners, it was first published in 1903 and is now reprinted with the same integrity and quality. If you love Elsa Beskow’s storybook, The Flower Festival for your children, you will love this book for just you! Following are a few images for peeking:

each page is filled with a new detail and wonderful surprise

A Flower Wedding Back Cover

the back cover is as lovely

inside A Flower Wedding


Inside A Flower Wedding

she has found her prince


The Flowers' Festival

Elsa Beskow’s book is a feast for the eye for children of all ages.


All I had asked him to bring me was tea and this poster from V&A museum, which was greatly needed.


This poster was designed by the British government during the war to encourage people, but is useful at any time of stress!


Our giveaway today is a copy of Elsa Beskow’s Flower Festival in the original size hard cover version, AND this delightful collection of three fairy dolls from Bella Luna Toys:


The value of this giveaway package which includes all three dolls and the book, is $78. To enter the drawing for a chance to receive them please leave a comment telling us what you love about Bella Luna Toys. Deadline for entering is Friday, May 20th at Midnight Pacific Time.

And the Winner is….


Megan Submitted on 2011/05/20 at 12:31 pm

What a sweet gift. My children have dedicated a shelf for Elsa Beskow and enjoy reading these books over and over. The fairies are delightful. My daughter is at an age where Barbie is seen at friends houses but she still comes back to our homemade and natural dolls. I hope to keep her inspired and fairies create that magic.



Posted by Living Crafts on May 17, 2011 07:32 AM | 575 Comments

575 Responses to “Book Review: A Flower Wedding”

  1. Beka says:

    A very nice giveaway, and so generous! My daughter sleeps with her doll every night!

  2. oh, i hope i’m not too late to enter. its all so beautiful!

  3. Kelley says:

    Elsa’s books are keepsakes. Of all my children’s books these would be the ones never to be sold, but treasured for generations to come.

  4. ruth says:

    Elas’s books are a treasure for the eyes and heart. This is one I do not have and would like to add to my collection. The dolls will be added to the collection of ones I have made to share with my preschool class.
    thank you for the opportunity

  5. angel(a) says:

    so pretty!

  6. Amy says:

    You have beautiful fairy dolls and heirloom toys at Bella Luna Toys. Elsa Beskow is one of my very favorite children’s authors, and I would love to add this book to our collection for my three children.
    Thank you,

  7. Colette says:

    I just live those fairy dolls!!! And lice Elsa’s books. Thank you for the give away

  8. The dolls look so magical and soft.

  9. Chris Wood-Willems says:

    What a delightful book, just so beautiful, precious in any child’s life, or the child within oneself!. Fairies, not one but three devine little treasures, I have been going to gift these to my eight year old daughter Saskia Ruby, for a while now I just couldn’t decide which one to start her fairy journey with.

  10. Katherine says:

    What a beautiful giveaway! I love that Bella Luna toys are timeless and made to last a long time. The book and the dolls would be well loved in our home.

  11. julie bergin says:

    I love Bella luna toys mostly because they are natural, vibrant and classic toys made to last a life time. Holding a toy made of wood has an energy deficient in so many toys today of the plastic fantastic variety. these toys encourage children to be children, still in their imagination, not their intellect and learn through play as play is the ‘work’ of children.

  12. Natalie says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!

  13. Hedwig says:

    Hello Everybody, I already read the Flower Festival for some years now to my Waldorf-sons and they love it ! We almost have all Elsa Beskows books! I am truely amazed by the doll’s! They are really beautiful! and my boys eventhough they are really boys, they have there bed full with doll’s, felted animals, stuffed felt cars, and felted owls (made by me) and so a doll would be greatly appreciated!

  14. Marla Witcher says:

    These are beautiful!!

  15. Janis Buckham says:

    wonderful! What a beautiful combination to delight heart and soul.

  16. Kim says:

    oh, I just LOVE to read Elsa’s books to my little girl. We get them from the library but it would be great to have one of our own. Crossing my fingers……….Thank you

  17. Barbara says:

    I love these dolls and would be delighted to win this giveaway! Bella Luna toys are always sensitive and amazing.

  18. Jana says:

    I love the play that these dolls inspire!

  19. Marney says:

    We read one of Elsa’s treasures almost every night. My girls and I look forward to it and often craft with Elsa’s characters as our muse. Thank you Elsa for your amazing legacy.

  20. Lola says:

    We love everything from Bella Luna Toys and I’m sure this beautiful fairy dolls and Elsa’s book would be a great success with my little girl!

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