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Campo de’ Fiori

Inspirations, Necessary Luxury

Necessary Luxury: Campo de’ Fiori Planters

Nestled in the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains is a most delightful store with beautiful gardens and the corporate headquarters of Campo de’ Fiori.  When it comes to designs that reflect the authentic, timeless aesthetic created by Mother Nature herself, nothing comes close to this necessary luxury.

Campo de' Fiori - Wild and Tamed Gardens

Campo de' Fiori - Wild and Tamed Gardens

Named after the small piazza in Rome where owner Robin Norris’ mother used to buy fresh flowers and vegetables, Campo de’ Fiori (Italian for “Field of Flowers”) combines Robin’s classical eye for design (he is a Renaissance man in every sense of the word!) and his wife Barbara’s inspirational plantings (she is a highly respected horticulturalist) to create a magical place where civilization and wild woods meet, filled with chiseled stone animals, bronze garden trellises and bird stakes, and botanically-themed naturally mossed terra cotta planters.

Campo de' Fiori - Stone Bench and Trojan Planter

Campo de' Fiori - Stone Bench and Trojan Planter

According to Robin, Camp de’ Fiori’s collection of products is the result of “plain ol’ hard work.  The hands of the artisans who fashion our goods are deft, yet elegantly cracked and twisted from years of dedication.”   And these talented hands turn clay into the most wonderful planters in shapes ranging from classic urns and bowls, to whimsical artichokes and poppy pods.

Campo de' Fioro - Talented Hands

Campo de' Fioro - Talented Hands

Campo de' Fiori - Pine Cone Planters

Campo de' Fiori - Pine Cone Planters

Should you find yourself driving on Route 7 north through Sheffield, Massachusetts, a visit to Campo de’ Fiori is a memorable treat.  The people there are as lovely as their products.  Take time to browse in the shop and reflect in the gardens, and don’t forget to pick up a perfect planter for your spring flowers – a necessary luxury for March!

Campo de' Fiori - Inspired Plantings

Campo de' Fiori - Inspired Plantings

‘Tis in the garden that Time slackens its pace, beckons us to rest.  All the languages of the world are spoken here, in soft whispers.  ‘Tis here that geometry, texture, beauty and elegance gather, and summon us to dream.
– Robin Norris

Campo de' Fiori - Wonderfully Odd Homes

Campo de' Fiori - Wonderfully Odd Homes

Campo de' Fiori Store in Sheffield, MA

Campo de' Fiori Store in Sheffield, MA

Campo de' Fiori - Spring Gardens

Campo de' Fiori - Spring Gardens

All photos from Campo de’ Fiori.  For more information and directions, please visit their website!

Events, Inspirations

To Market, To Market

Back from a very chilly (actually, freeeezing!) buying trip to the Atlanta Gift Market where we found some beautiful new stems and wonderful containers for our designs.  It’s hard to think about yet another Fall/Winter collection when the ornaments have just be stowed and the wreaths made into mulch but we were definitely inspired by the showrooms we visited.  Turquoise and purple continue to be the hot colors this year, as are accessories that look like they come straight from the Marche aux Puces in Paris.

Barreveld - Porcelain Flowers

Barreveld - Porcelain Flowers

Zodax - French Country

Zodax - French Country

Though we didn’t see many bouquets decorating the showrooms, some of our vendors were very creative with blossoms.  At Accent Decor, cymbidium flowers floated in clear water pearls while at HomArt, blooming paperwhites grew from a mound of peat moss on the floor.  The award for most colorful booth goes to Chive with lush pink peonies, delightful daffodils and gorgeous orange tulips spilling from their whimsical vases.  Oh, how we look forward to spring!

Accent Decor - Cymbidium Blossoms in Water Pearls

Accent Decor - Cymbidium Blossoms in Water Pearls

HomArt - Paperwhites Display

HomArt - Paperwhites Display

Chive - Spring Has Sprung!

Chive - Spring Has Sprung!

Chive - More Blooms

Chive - More Blooms

Campo de' Fiori - Amaryllis and Mossed Pots

Campo de' Fiori - Amaryllis and Mossed Pots

All photos from yours truly