From Violets to Magenta…

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French settee
Stark…

juxtaposed against polished reclaimed oak floor boards…

and a gilded, plump and purple French settee…

Scintillating…emoting…vibrant purple…

Valerie Wade 40’s French sofa from here

Altered from original photograph by

Richard Powers…

House & Garden March 2011 here

photography Frederic Vasseur

The whole range from violet to magenta…

against a denim-esq indigo blue…

Styled by Véronique Villaret sur une idée de Cléophée de Turckheim

photo Frédéric Vasseur

Coté Ouest April May 2010 ici

floral

 

Early Spring Violets from my garden…

Snowflake (or Leucojum Vernum) with tiny green

smudges at each petal edge, grape hyacinth (muscari)…

 

Trouvais Garden '11

And so the garden begins…….

muscari, viola, hyacinth in concert…

and always the artful surprises…

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Thoughts still very much with Japan…

“For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring

like a flower even from the cliffs of despair”.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh