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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

All About Myrtle Topiaries

By |2019-05-29T17:18:54+00:00January 24th, 2017|Houseplants, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Our Shop, Southern Living Magazine, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Happy New-ish Year!  2017 is my sixth year of blogging - time flies! Is there anything you'd like me to blog about? Please share your suggestions in the comments section as I'd love to know. One topic I frequently get questions on is my myrtles. Each time I post a [...]

Our Newest Shipment!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00May 25th, 2016|Art, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Well, hello there! Remember me :) ? It's been toooooo long. Apologies for being out of touch. Lots going on, and life has been crazy busy. Tom and I are still living at the apartment while work continues at our Tudor cottage. I'd share photos but it's kinda yucky during [...]

On the Move!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00January 28th, 2016|Art, Design Projects, Mantels, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, Weather Vanes|

A BIG thank you for your kind comments about our feature in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living! As always, your enthusiasm inspires me.I started this blog to promote the shop, but now it has become much more. It's a forum for conversation with friends across the world. My [...]

Tone on Tone in Martha Stewart Living

By |2019-05-29T17:18:50+00:00January 12th, 2016|Design Projects, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

On a grocery run with my mother in the early 1990s, I picked up something to read while we were waiting in line at the checkout. That something was Martha Stewart Living, and that particular issue most likely showcased a collection of gleaming ironstone, homespun linens, or vintage finds scored [...]

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 [...]

Silver Accents + HomeGoods

By |2019-05-29T17:18:36+00:00November 2nd, 2014|Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Topiary|

Hello - Happy November! I hope you are well! Tom and I have been busy transitioning into this month of "gathering." To get the house ready for company, we're tidying up inside and out, washing the china, and polishing the silver pieces. You should see our mini production line for [...]

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 [...]

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