Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Peonies in bloom...

Now in their third spring, my beloved peonies are putting on the most spectacular show. Amazingly grand blooms are larger than life - warm, sun-kissed coral and densely layered, blissfully pure white. With their simple, uniform leaves and gorgeous single blooms, peonies are right at home in any Modern Cottage garden. Added bonus: the cut stems last several days and smell divine!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Great finds - Loving these products

Recently came across these online while planning the interior re-design of a charming 1950s Cape Cod cottage. Won't be using them in this particular project, but can't wait for a project where we can... the vintage appeal of a bin pull in sophisticated (and unexpected) clear glass - perfect for a Modern Cottage. And the pendant light - I'm in love. We've used galvanized plumbing parts before in our design; such a great way to get a little modern-industrial appeal in a rustic, cottage-friendly metal.