We Heart Roses
Happy Summer! With two trips to up to Maine and back this week, we’re looking forward to a quiet weekend moving our belongings back into our house (yes, our construction project is finally DONE!) And hopefully, if the weather cooperates, you’ll find us outside
escaping paint and varnish fumes enjoying a garden full of blooms…
Poised and Pretty
Have you discovered Styling yet? It’s an Australian online magazine created by the amazingly talented Coty Farquhar featuring homes, fashion and artists from around the world. We were thrilled to see My French Country Home‘s Sharon Santoni as a contributor and photographer in this month’s issue and can only dream to have a back yard like the one she profiles in its pages. Then again, we don’t live in a chateau in Normandy!
Roses at Chateau de Miserey
Are you planning some fun in the sun this weekend to celebrate summer?
Styled with Flowers
P.S. If you’re looking for some sunny summer styles, we’re here to help! You’ll get 15% off your order at Diane James Home if your enter coupon code SSS2013 at checkout through June 30th.
Photos via Styling by Coty Farquhar
Delightful Downton Abbey
Are you as obsessed with Downton Abbey as we are? We can’t get enough of the show and with two weddings (well one, technically!) and a number of parties so far this season, we’ve been enchanted by all the fun flapper fashion and the freer, more fanciful flowers. So much so that this 1920’s style might influence our next fall collection… perhaps we’ll call it Upton Manor!
Fresh and Fruity
Pretty Pinks and Purples
Our mother is no stranger to English floral design since she studied in London with Lady Pulbrook and has always admired the incomparable Constance Spry. Perhaps we’ll add a more modern twist to our designs and be inspired by some our favorite (Brooklyn-based!) florists like Nicolette Owens and Amy Merrick.
We just love the whimsical elegance and the lush colors and textures of these bouquets and can’t wait to get started!
Buds and Berries
P.S. If you’re a fan of Downton Abbey’s flowers, let us know what you’d like to see in our fall/winter collection. And if you’re a fan of our flowers, you can get them at a discount for the next two weeks by using coupon code TYVM2013 in your shopping cart after 12 p.m. today!
Photos via PBS, Amy Merrick, Wedding Chicks, My French Country Home and Nicolette Camille Floral Design
At Home in Normandy
No, we haven’t decided to move back to France, though we’re constantly toying with the idea, especially after discovering My French Country Home.
Just Down the Road
Nestled in the verdant Normandy countryside, Sharon’s home is beyond beautiful and besides writing an enchanting and informative blog (we loved her post on French men given that one of us is married to one!)
she sells wonderful home accessories through her brocante
Blue and White Delights
and keeps a guest cottage where she hosts family and friends.
A Country Cottage
Today, Sharon is welcoming us with warm French hospitality and giving away one of our Spring 2012 bouquets (one that has yet to hit the shelves in our retail stores!) so please stop by My French Country Home and say bonjour… Vous etes les bienvenus!
Join Us for Elderflower Cocktails!
P.S. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway of Mary McDonald’s book, The Allure of Style, signed by the design diva herself! Click here for more…
Photos via My French Country Home