My Potting Shed

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Antique Pottery, Design Projects, Garden Ornaments, Houseplants, Instagram, Our Garden, Our Home, Topiary, Winter|

A warm greeting on this January day!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to 2019. I have settled into a routine of working from my design studio at home. I do love my new flexible schedule, and uniform of cozy flannel plus fuzzy slippers (on days that I'm not [...]

Bringing the Garden Inside at Tone on Tone

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00September 1st, 2017|Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Welcome back! Hope your summer was fun yet relaxing. Tom and I spent much of July and August in Castine, Maine. You can see photos of our new cottage as well as the quaint seaside towns we explored on my INSTAGRAM. It's good to be back at Tone on Tone. [...]

Maine Blooms and a Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:56+00:00July 30th, 2017|Flowers, Front Doors, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Maine|

Happy summer, friends! Can we chat gardens? For many of us, this time of year is about sitting back and enjoying summer's abundant blooms such as crape myrtles, daylilies, hydrangeas, etc. Yes, there's weeding plus watering, but most of the season's chores are done. Until recently, I thought that the [...]

Bring the Garden Inside

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00June 24th, 2015|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

HAPPY SUMMER! It's hot, hot, hot in DC, and I'm staying in, in, in. Now is the time to enjoy the gardens from inside. And, now is the time to catch up on my myrtle topiary plants: trimming, repotting, and fertilizing. There's a reason why I am so devoted to [...]

New Arrivals

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00May 20th, 2015|Antique Pottery, Art, Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Hello, there ~ Did you hear the news? We just received a new shipment :) It's a large and eclectic one with finds from Belgium, England, France and Sweden. New arrivals include:- Original twentieth-century art with early frames - Antique gilded, painted, sunburst and Venetian mirrors - Classic white ironstone [...]

Early Spring

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Garden Ornaments, Our Garden, Our Home|

It's 5:00 somewhere! Time for cocktails on the veranda!! Don't you love spring? :) This is such a busy but exciting season. There is much to do in the garden: cutting back deadwood, dividing crowded perennials, mulching beds, fertilizing plants and trees, etc. Please don't forget your street trees. Everywhere [...]

Halcyon Moments in the Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:34+00:00September 21st, 2014|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours|

Please let it stop raining! Please let it stop raining! Why was I fretting about the weather on a recent Saturday? Well, allow me to explain.Tom and I had been invited to a garden party at the home of Stiles Colwill and Jonathan Gargiulo, renowned designers, shop owners, and fabulous [...]

Visiting Bunny Williams + Giveaway!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:32+00:00June 25th, 2014|Featured Designers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours|

Hello ~ Gosh, how time flies! This is my 100th post! Seems like yesterday when I first sat down at my desk to start this blog. I hope you have enjoyed all the antiques, collections, travel destinations, homes and gardens featured. Speaking of gardens, I have a showstopping garden tour [...]

New Shipment Preview

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Art, Garden Ornaments, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, White Ironstone|

Dear Friends, It's hhhhhere! The new shipment has been unloaded, dusted and cataloged. Gleaned from Belgium, England, France and Sweden, there are many classics as well as a few surprises. If you are thinking of updating your home for spring and summer, might I suggest an antique to add that [...]

Early Spring at Sissinghurst

By |2019-05-29T17:18:27+00:00March 31st, 2014|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Spring, Travels|

As self taught gardeners, Tom and I spend a great deal of time and effort designing, cultivating and nurturing our gardens. We've planted every single tree, shrub, perennial and bulb ourselves. We also do all the pruning, watering, weeding, etc., etc. Of course some plants just don't make it despite [...]

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