Spring News

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00April 11th, 2018|Flowers, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques|

Greetings! I hope you are well and enjoying spring's first blooms. Our daffodils, forsythias, and cherry blossoms are gorgeous and especially cheerful this season. Early spring can go from glorious to gloomy in a minute, so having these flowers in the garden, in the house, and in the shop makes [...]

Little Treasures Part 2

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00March 19th, 2018|Creamware, Flowers, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, White Ironstone|

Three years ago, I featured in this post a few favorite little treasures from the shop. I've often thought of following up with a part II. Well, here it is, finally! As mentioned, I love to create vignettes and tablescapes with objects arranged thoughtfully. Whether it's keepsakes from trips, recent [...]

Spring at Our Cottage

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00March 29th, 2017|Flowers, Our Garden, Our Home, Spring, White Ironstone|

Spring has sprung in DC, AGAIN! After being teased repeatedly by Mother Nature, it finally feels like spring is here to stay. Tom and I couldn't be more thrilled!The gardens at our cottage are brimming with fresh growth. Every day brings new discoveries. From muscaris to scillas, there are thousands [...]

Arrangements in White

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00April 10th, 2016|Featured Designers, Flowers, Instagram, Our Shop, Spring, White Ironstone|

Is there a prettier season than spring? Just walk outside and behold: all of nature is in BLOOM! So grab your clippers and bring a few branches, blooms and buds to enjoy inside. Even in the simplest vase, it's sure to cheer up any room. Speaking of vases, I recently [...]

Happy May!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00May 3rd, 2015|Flowers, Our Home, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques|

Happy May Day! Families during medieval England would celebrate the beginning of spring by collecting greenery and flowers from woodlands and bringing them back into their homes. This custom was known as "Going A-Maying" or "Bringing Back the May." In France, the tradition of giving lily-of-the-valley flowers goes back to [...]

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 [...]

Our Garden in Southern Living

By |2019-05-29T17:18:25+00:00March 23rd, 2014|Garden Ornaments, Our Garden, Our Home, Southern Living Magazine, Spring|

Hello ~ We made it: spring at last! After a long, cold winter, this gardener is elated to see signs of spring - from the return of the songbirds to the earliest daffodils blooming cheerfully. I welcome the warmth of the sunshine melting the last patches of snow. Winter be [...]

Tone on Tone Garden Series: Visiting a Blue Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00May 30th, 2013|Blue Gardens, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Spring|

It's no surprise that I'm a fan of tone-on-tone color palettes! Whether inside or out, I find using shades of the same color soothing, sophisticated, subtle and harmonious. While there are interiors decorated in this style, it is more challenging to find tone-on-tone gardens - the exception being white gardens [...]

Our Early Spring Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00April 23rd, 2013|Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Our Garden, Spring|

It has been a while since I've posted about our garden.With the arrival of warmer weather, much is going on. Bulbs are blooming, trees are leafing out, and perennials are popping up. We've been busy seeding, planting, mulching, fertilizing, pruning, cleaning up, etc. Spring is indeed a very busy time, [...]

Spring Flowers

By |2019-05-29T17:18:11+00:00March 29th, 2013|Favorite Shops, Flowers, Spring, Travels|

After a very long and cold winter, it finally feels like spring is here in DC. Although spring officially arrived on March 20th, temperatures have been unseasonably cold. To welcome spring, I was going to show the early bulbs in our garden. But, alas, many have yet to bloom. However, [...]

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