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Design, gardening, entertaining, cooking and other amusing things. Est. 2008
|Peonies, tulips and freesia a combined to make an pretty bouquet for the table.|
|A profusion of purple and white Iris bloom in the background around the gardens seating area.|
Tip: Always have the bar set up and well stocked for your guests before they arrive. In fact, I like to be 99% ready when my first guest walks through the door. It makes for a stress free evening.
|A colorful breakfast to start the day served on Marie Daage for Michael Devine hand painted Limoges china |
and coordinating Julia B. napkin
Tip: Make ahead of time easy to serve hors d'oeuvres for guests to serve themselves. I always have both hot and cold ready and waiting.
|Julia B. is known for impeccable hand embroidered custom monograms on her linens.|
Tip: When traveling be on the lookout for new or unexpected food or flavor combinations. I am often inspired to try things at home that I first had somewhere else.
|Julia's range of color covers the gamut from subtle to fresh and crisp. The Thomas charger doubles as a |
tray for the healthy berries and organic yogurt and Julia B. napkin.
|An assortment of Julia's accessory collection antique silver creamer and sugar with silver |
sugar spoon and Michael Devine tumblers.
|The retreat in its beautiful home today.|
|The current issue of Country Gardens with its cover story about the current owners garden and shed.|
|We were very lucky the weekend the show opened the cherry tree happened to be in bloom. |
It was pure chance that the door color matched the tree.
|The poetic country decor of the shed today.|
|In The Garden by Childe Hassam|
|On the Porch by William Chadwick|
|Just like grandmothers.|
|A garden paradise where everything is in full bloom at once.|
|A lush centerpiece of lilacs filled the table.|
|Our outdoor dining room tented in my Garden Folly fabric is the |
setting for many fun meals with friends.
|Lilacs blooming in the garden.|
|Lilac water in a William Yoeward pitcher.|
|Mottahedeh monkeys played in the flowers.|