19 February 2009

want.

think it'll fit on our patio?

maison21 totally wants to be a gentleman of leisure, and spend his afternoons in his conservatory tending to his rare orchid collection (before tea of course, but after our languid morning of letter-writing). *sigh* born 150 years too late and about a million pounds too poor to live out our victorian gentleman fantasy, but it's always fun to indulge in a flight of fancy via a pretty object or two, and we found this massive bit of pretty via the vintage and modern website weekly update email.

ps- we love that fact that the guys at vintage and modern are providing an outlet for antique dealers who are not part of the 1stdibs network- really, the more the merrier, in our opinion, and we know from experience that sometimes the best buys in vintage and antiques aren't in new york, los angeles or miami, but in hoboken, palm springs or fort lauderdale- but guys, do us a favor, please? in your weekly "what's new" email, lead with the pictures not the text- you had us at pretty...

7 comments:

The House of Beauty and Culture said...

China? Seriously, who knew.

Ivy Lane said...

Yes, I swooned when I see this on the update Monday! BeaUUUtiful!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

No kidding! And even though I live in a 102 year old Victorian house, the "Old and Historic" designation wouldn't let me put up a conservatory... Go figure. Mine would be an orangerie. Perfect spot for breakfasting.

Mrs. Blandings said...

I think Mr. B should have been a gentleman farmer. All the hold-up you previously mentioned have kept him from it.

Grant K. Gibson said...

Can we be gentleman of leisure together and live in this wonderful place together?

Suzy said...

Ha! You and me both honey!

Habitually Chic said...

I want one too! That is seriously gorgeous! Can't wait to check out what else is on the site!