Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday on Long Island
Father's Day and we head out to Long Island.
On the way to family party, we stop by a friend's house.
June is wonderful for Long Island gardens - or in fact pretty much all gardens in the northern hemisphere.
Her house is a treasure trove of things to delight the eye.
Here a tray of shells and beach things and pine cones.
And an old clock near some Chinese figurines..........
My friend's latest scheme is to buy up lots of tea cup and saucers and art vases and so on and sell them on e-bay.
This seems like a lot of work to me.
She says because I'm English I could give little talks on the art of giving tea parties. She once had me give a talk on English flower arranging. I am her English resource.
But so many charming cups all together all at once.................
She also has a wonderful collection of Long Island paintings and Audabon prints.
So lovely to visit all these things to enjoy them. Our own space very minimal indeed.