Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Italy and France at the Cottage Garden Nursery

Yesterday while restocking at the Cottage Garden Nursery I realised I have a touch of Italy and France happening.
This hanging pot holder hails from France and is made from beaten copper. Note the fish motif that runs around the edge. 

Amazing Capodimonte centrepieces. Capodimonte as the name suggests comes from Italy. I think these are the largest and most ornate pieces I have ever had.  My favourite is the flower basket above. Made from fine porcelain they are so so over the top but in the right setting they would look truly amazing.
Capodimonte porcelain actually dates back centuries. The first pieces by this company were produced in Naples from 1759 to 1780 at the Royal Factory, according to the Capodimonte website. These pieces date from probably the 1960's if the families memories are correct.
Ornate candle holder, one of a pair.

I love the classic Capodimonte  fruit stands. 
While I was at the nursery I was lucky to meet a lovely blog lurker....Veronica and her friend Moira. Hi Veronica...it was great to meet you both. 
Hope you are all having a good start to the week. 


  1. Those capidomonte are so interesting. I agree, in the right spot they would look amazing. I have never herd of them before, but I can see them in a funky, moody vogue spread :)
    ps thanks for your lovely comment about Molly x

  2. Love that hanging pot holder - so French!
    Patricia xx

  3. Congrats! You have a beautiful blog and I enjoy reading your posts. Your kitty picture is adorable.

    Summerwinds garden centers

  4. Keep this going please, great job!

    my blog ... bathroom in northern virginia

  5. My spouse and I stumbled over here by a different website and thought I may as well check things out.
    I like what I see so i am just following you.
    Look forward to finding out about your web page yet again.

    my web site; travel

  6. First of all I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which
    I'd like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I have had difficulty clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out. I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips? Cheers!

    Look at my web blog germany

  7. You are so awesome! I do not think I've truly read through a single thing like that before. So great to find another person with a few original thoughts on this subject matter. Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is needed on the web, someone with a bit of originality!

    Feel free to visit my blog post ... webcam sex

  8. If you wish for to get a great deal from this piece
    of writing then you have to apply such strategies to your won webpage.

    Feel free to surf to my weblog; chalet frankrijk

  9. I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this kind of area .

    Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site.
    Reading this information So i'm glad to express that I have an incredibly excellent uncanny feeling I found out exactly what I needed. I so much surely will make certain to don?t put out of your mind this website and provides it a look regularly.

    Feel free to visit my homepage :: vakantievilla frankrijk

  10. I don't even know how I ended up right here, however I assumed this submit was once good. I don't know who you might
    be but definitely you're going to a well-known blogger should you are not already. Cheers!

    Feel free to visit my weblog: web page

  11. Yes! Finally something about madrid 1987 english subtitles.

    Feel free to visit my weblog :: vakantiehuisje frankrijk

  12. Greetings! Quick question that's completely off topic. Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My web site looks weird when viewing from my iphone. I'm trying to find a theme or plugin that might be
    able to fix this problem. If you have any suggestions, please
    share. Many thanks!

    Also visit my homepage :: luxe vakantiehuizen

  13. Hi there Dear, are you truly visiting this web site daily, if so
    then you will absolutely get fastidious experience.

    Have a look at my weblog: particuliere vakantiehuizen **

  14. Quality content is the important to attract the users
    to pay a visit the web page, that's what this website is providing.

    Here is my web site huis huren frankrijk (huishurenfrankrijk.wordpress.com)

  15. I loved as much as you'll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again since exactly the same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    Check out my webpage - vakantie

  16. Hi there, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering
    if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you stop it, any plugin or anything you
    can recommend? I get so much lately it's driving me insane so any help is very much appreciated.

    Also visit my blog post vakantiehuizen - -

  17. WOW! This is really an amazing and attractive post. I appreciate your posted wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing such an interesting post.


Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment we love to read them

Related Posts with Thumbnails