Friday, July 27, 2012

my paint palette

 I had such a nice time visiting with Jane Dagmi as she interviewed me for her Benjamin Moore blog on color...of course my favorite colors are  mostly in the white  to gray range.... I loved pulling out all my favorites  and sharing them with her!  you can read the interview with lots of shots of my house at

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

China Closet - One Kings Lane

Today is the last day of the One Kings Lane Sale ...has been fun reconnecting with old friends and seeing what the favorites are from my much has sold, and I'm thrilled they are going to good homes, but still lots of china and chairs left! My china closet was featured  a few years ago in the China & Glass book  and is filled with beautiful English creamware and crystal...photograph by Simon Upton

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tastemaker Tag Sale

One more day to go before One Kings Lane Tastemaker Tag Sale...have been going through pieces collected on my travels, props used in photo shoots and my books, and things I no longer need living in the was fun putting together a collection of vintage accessories from Edwardian picnic tea baskets to sake bottles from Kyoto...I realized that I have way too much white china and way too many chairs!    photograph by marili forastieri

Thursday, July 12, 2012

pale pink peonies

a straw basketful of peonies is all I need for the color, fragrance, and texture that represent summer...just found out that the man who owned my house almost a hundred years ago grew peonies...I found a few plants in the brambles and have bee nurturing them along and plan to plant lots more for next summer in the palest pink shades..... photo by marili forastieri