Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday Musings

Happy to report that Alfie was the "good" Alfie yesterday and brought home the tricolor.  It was a fun afternoon out and we can look forward to one more show in early November as Madison is still recovering.

This frosty Sunday morning brings some more fun finds......

Love these plates. Let's face it, this pandemic mode we are in, well it's likely going to be with us for another nine to twelve months and even then, life won't return to "normal" for quite some time so let's adapt to sheltering in place in style.  I am refreshing the farm room by room......

These plates will be perfect for the patio or pull out the reds and greens and use them for the holiday season.


Anxious to order this new book that comes out this week.....You can pre-order on Amazon.  Here's an overview....

A treasure trove of Bunny Mellon’s garden design philosophy and advice from her personal archive.

Garden Secrets of Bunny Mellon is for anyone who has enjoyed time spent in a garden, from aspiring garden makers to those who manage large estates. This collection is comprised of extracts from Bunny’s own writings and garden notes, as well as photographs and drawings from her archive.

Chapters are organized by Atmosphere (sky, horizon, shadows), Climate, Light, Space, Shape, Maintenance, and more―readers will feel as if Bunny Mellon has come alongside as a gardening guide and friend.

Bunny Mellon was of the affluent class and mingled along with her husband, Paul Mellon, in the circles of the East Coast gentry of the Kennedy and Reagan eras. But Mrs. Mellon, as she was respectfully called by those professional gardeners who worked with her most, wasn’t snooty about social position or afraid to get her hands dirty in the rich soil of her family’s Virginia farm. Beyond this, Bunny Mellon was known nationally and internationally as a style icon of her time, enjoying friendships with Givenchy, the Kennedys, and the like. Her personal passion was for design, and that was exhibited in her fashion and her garden.

A late acquaintance, Linda Holden learned that Bunny wanted to write a gardening book but never found the time. Searching the family’s archive after Mrs. Mellon’s death, the editors―whom all shared personal relationships with Bunny―discovered a trove of photographs, illustrations, and writings and have now turned it into the how-to gardening book Bunny had hoped to write.

 Love this skirt from Talbots. I'd pair it with a fitted black turtleneck and tights for cooler weather.

Love this new shirt from Ariat, perfect for fall and winter riding and layering.

Is this not the cutest birdhouse you've seen in a long time? See it here.

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