The manor house at Ladew Topiary Gardens was built in 1820 and purchased by Harvy Ladew (1887-1976) in 1929. For the rest of his life Mr. Ladew (as he is lovingly referred to by the staff at the Gardens) restored and decorated the house, while creating the exquisite gardens on the property. Both the house […]
When you are my age you think you have seen it all. But I have a new favorite thing—the auricula theater. They’re so whimsical and wonderful I can’t believe I have never seen one in real life. I’ve read about them and seen photographs. And they are exactly what they sound like: a kind of […]
One gets the impression that Kate is a little bit shy. When you follow her on Instagram (@katier444) you notice a quiet elegance unfolding in her narrative: there are glimpses of real life (she lives with her family in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, which she has described to me as the kind of […]
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton There are chairs to sit in, and then, there are chairs to sink into with a good book or a sleepy head. I’m talking here about the latter—because chairs to sink into, armchairs—overstuffed, upholstered or slipcovered chairs, […]
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton ps~ “from the scrapbook” is a preview of what I’m working on this week…thanks for stopping by the blog!