Afternoon Tea and Tea Etiquette at Governor’s House (100 Main Street) Hyde Park, VT 05655 on October 28th at 3pm. High Tea? Low Tea? Milk first or last? And just what do you do with that little finger? The mysteries of afternoon tea and tea etiquette are solved while you enjoy a full English afternoon tea with tea sandwiches, little sweets, and warm scones with clotted cream and jam. A formal tea party can be intimidating, but after a pleasant afternoon of instruction, you will surely be confident enough to enjoy having tea anywhere. You’ll learn the fascinating history of tea, the secrets of brewing a perfect cup and how to pour graciously, and you’ll be ready to host a very proper tea party yourself. Cost is $25. Advance reservations required.
David is on his way to High Point Fall Furniture Market. He is searching for the best of the best products to add to the eclectic mix at Town & Country. Coming soon to this Blog!
A step-by-step peek into the clay-tinted world of Karin Eriksson. Her beautiful pottery, deceitfully simple, is even more admirable when all the stages of the process come to light. Check out this mesmerizing video.
Charlotte Lyons designs and makes things in a variety of styles and media. Still inspired by the humble simplicity of traditional art and craft and the inventive use of repurposed materials, Charlotte aims to mix an unfussy playfulness with the vintage charm of handmade keepsakes. We covet her stuff. Yes, you can buy on etsy!
The subjects of Lisa Forster Beach’s her work are varied, ranging from the natural beauty of the Vermont landscape, to architecture shaped by human usage, and finally to the nature of people and forms in nature. What unifies her work is a the strong sense of composition and the elegant interpretation of light. Literal representation is secondary to the character and impression of what is being translated by her brush.
The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception on Sunday Oct. 14; 4-6 pm. Beach gets to the essence and spirit of the New England landscape. Her emphasis on structural design is constant in all of her paintings but; of greater concern; is the translation of the character and the impression of an experience into visual artistic language; rather than creating a factual representation. Beach prefers to paint on location to capture that New England spirit embodied in the natural world. www.emilegruppegallery.com or 899-3211.
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Here is our top secret list of our favorite decorating books.
The French Country House: Nicolay-Mazery
French Interiors The Art of Elegance: Nicolay-Mazery
Essentially French: Josephine Ryan
My French Life: Vicki Archer
Caroline Quartermaine Revealed
The New Eighteenth Century Style : Michele Lalande
The New French Decor: Michele Lalande
French Country Living: Caroline Clifton-Mogg
Suzanne Kasler Inspired Interiors
Toile de Jouy: Riffel, Rouart, Walter
Silk: Jacques Anquetil
Fabrics: Caroline Lebeau
The Bed: Alecia Beldegreen
Seventeen and Eighteenth Century Fashion in Detail
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail
Dangerous Liaisons: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Provence Interiors: Lisa Lovatt-Smith
French Home: Josephine Ryan
Parisian Interiors: Baudot
Paris Interiors: Lisa Lovatt-Smith
Paris Style: Christiane Reiter and Angelika TASCHEN
Marie-Antoinette Style: Adrien Goetz
Marie-Antoinette and the Petit Trianon at Versailles
Vintage French Interiors
La Vie en Rose
Dwellings Living with Great Style (Stephen Sills)
Pattern (Tricia Guild)
Crossing Boundaries (Vicente Wolf)
Rooms to Inspire
Design Inspirations (Charlotte Moss)
Vogue Living Houses, Gardens, People
Edith Wharton’s Italian Gardens
The Gardens of Russell Page
Gardens of the Wine Country
Great Fun with Art Masquerade, new paintings & live music. Don’t miss the Autumn in Vermont Art Masquerade at the Vermont Fine Art Gallery located at 1880 Mountain Rd Suite 3 in Stowe!
The party is 10/6/2012 5-7pm. Show up in costume dressed as your favorite artist or character from a painting (such as the Mona Lisa or Margritte’s boler hat and apple), Receive Gift Certificates and best costume wins Artwork. Or come as you are, meet the artists & celebrate the season! If you can’t make it, the event lasts until 11/30/2012. Featured Artists are Husband & Wife Hunter Eddy & Evelyn McFarlane and Vermont artists Jane Ashley & Gary Eckhart.
The new Toast catalog is out and again this issue is packed with beautiful images and products. We love plates on the wall. The colors are simply stunning and can work in your shabby chic room!