Monday, October 12, 2009


Dear Cecil photographed his conservatory, below. At first glance I thought it was an 'illumination' by Childe Hassam.
Then I locked eyes on the Blue/White mixed with terra cotta & wicker. A trinity that will never go out of style. A trinity I've used consistently, Ha, thinking it was original.
Childe Hassam has pictures and illuminations throughout, An Island Garden, by Celia Thaxter.
"He who is born with a silver spoon in his mouth is generally considered a fortunate person, but his good fortune is small compared to that of the happy mortal who enters this world with a passion for flowers in his soul." Celia Thaxter.
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pic from Architectural Digest Celebrity Home, 1977, via, Mrs. Blandings.


Joanne said...

I adore the conservatory and very envious but the quote is so true.

To have lost my health for many years and then to have it restored is better than any material wealth. To garden again and meet so many lovely gardens through Blotanical is the iceing on the cake.

Landscape Designer said...

What a bright spot in this dull rainy day.

Love the mix of terra cotta, B&W and wicker. By now you should know nothing is new, just reinvented.

Why don't you have spellcheck? I need it!

Sandra Jonas