Monthly Archives: August 2011

Tablescape: Inspired by Garden Follies

Following Friday’s post on Garden Follies, I’ve found the perfect china to begin a tablescape.      Made by Hermès is this inspiring pattern called Les Maisons Enchantées.  “Cream-coloured with sepia brown engravings, this faience is enchanting. This malleable material … Continue reading

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The Garden Folly

The wonderful thing about a garden folly is the spectacular escape they provide both inside and out.  Viewed from across the garden they capture the imagination.  An oriental pagoda.  A classical temple.  The sight of one of these follies can … Continue reading

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Great Summer Wines

I just love a great bottle of wine.  Here are my favorites for this HOT HOT summer! The Reds Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Rose From my favorite champagne house.  Perfect for summer, but any champagne is always perfect for my taste!  … Continue reading

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Pattern of the Month: Old Coalport

  One of my favorite china patterns is the magnificent “Old Coalport” by the English manufacturer Coalport.  This pattern was reproduced between 1979 and 1983 under the name “Leighton Sprays.”  The floral pattern reminds me of the beautiful gardens surrounding … Continue reading

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Flowering Perennials

Don’t forget the color and texture in your outdoor rooms!  Perennials are the greatest accessories for your garden.  Year after year they return with bold waves of color at Chestnut Cottage.  Here are a few images to I’ve snapped to … Continue reading

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