Saturday, October 30, 2010

With a Very Slight Nod to Halloween

Hope you all have fun.....having just arrived home I was enjoying the thought of missing the costume dramas of  years before with six darlings when who should pop by looking for suitable clothing pieces but the only 'child' left on the island at the moment!

Below is the gorgeous Georgian styled mantle of one of my hostesses in London. Our lives cross in very funny ways, she taught grade one to my three youngest, back in the old county. After a recent break of 4 years of not seeing each other we carried on in conversations like it was yesterday....such a treat!

She has a very patient husband who very calmly put up with us rearranging the furniture one afternoon. Can you imagine coming home from work and finding your house guests have completely changed your front hall, living room and even made suggestions for the dining room? (It maybe  a while before we are invited to stay anywhere again.) 98% of the furnishings and curtains belong with the apartment so there are real design limitations. My hosts have good decorative items and art from their travels which help lighten the very traditional English furnishings. One fabulous treat of the apartment is two working fireplaces.

The most enchanting space? The roof top garden at sunset!

1 comment:

Ann said...

Hi! Welcome back!

Now you took a serious vacation! Makes my 10 days downright puny. :]

We went to Italy and I was also so inspired. Between the two of us, we'll have Europe covered.

I also took a blog break from Rose et Lis and started PlumSiena (, with daily check-ins instead of long posts.

Looking forward to more of your pics.