But Mrs. Blandings Flair Annual find has me a little on the green side.
I was lucky enough to be given several original issues of Flair back in 1999 when I was working the desk at Hollyhock. A kind client thought it was darling that a teenager shop girl thought Flair was “it” and brought in a couple watermarked copies from her attic for me.
But this Flair Annual has my vintage copies beat.
Here’s an image of the open book:
Some amazing garden illustrations:
and an owl with a butterfly for a face:
I just love that owl. It’s like kitsch crossed with fashion crossed with botanicals. LOVE IT.