Saturday, 20 December 2008

Flowers, Drinks, Pottering Around...


Yesterday afternoon I pottered around getting the house ready for our Black & Spiro Staff Christmas Drinks which I traditionally hold at home a few days before Christmas each year. I arranged lots of vases of pretty fresh flowers which I placed around the house. This one {above} was one of my favourites which I placed in a old crystal vase my grandmother gave me on the chest of drawers in our kitchen next to one of my most treasured possessions....a Herend tea set for two which was give to us as an Engagement present 8 years ago. Also on the chest of drawers are a couple of Antique spoons which I bought when I was in Paris earlier this year and lots of other special little things which I hold close to my heart!!

25 comments:

Kathryn said...

Gorgeous!
Any shopping secrets for Paris? I'm heading there next year and would love to know the places which aren't over run by tourists!

Velvet and Linen said...

A gorgeous vignette in my favorite colors. I do believe our possessions reflect our personalities. These items are beautiful.

xo
Brooke

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Anna, lovely tea settings and you sound like a lovely boss too:-)

Colour Me Happy said...

Gorgeous photo!

Red River Interiors: said...

I think this set up is cut...love the tea pot. I did a similar post with things I had for a tea... Fay

la la Lovely said...

Hope you have a lovely party! I think this little arrangement and chest with the beautiful arrangements and tea stuff is one of my fav things about your home!!!!
xx Trina

alice said...

How pretty all of your treasures and their arrangement is! Looks like the scene was set for a lovely party!

Marcelle Rebelo - Kisa/Cecell said...

Your blog real inspires! A hello from Brazil

Marcelle Rebelo - Kisa/Cecell said...

Your blog real inspires! A hello from Brazil

My Notting Hill said...

Love the little birds on the tea set, lovely.

My Notting Hill said...

Love the little birds on the tea set, lovely!

Your House and Life said...

Lovely!!!

Romana said...

A gorgeous collection of china and silver. I hope you have lovely Christmas drinks with your collegues - it sounds good to me!

Ana B. said...

Anna,
This is so beautiful, warm, delicate...
Merry Christmas for you and yours, and I hope you continue to share your talent with us for many, many years!

Melanie said...

Merry Christmas Anna. Thank you for inspiring me in 2008 and best wishes for 2009

Melanie

Visual Vamp said...

How nice of you to hostess your staff party at home!
Your little vignette is lovely.
Merry Christmas!
xo xo

d said...

Really beautiful..I love the mis-matched tea sets.
Jasmine
x

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

beautiful!

Karena said...

Anna, Lovely setting for your special guests. The Herend Teaset is gorgeous.

Pamela Fitzgibbon Artist said...

how romantic. such pretty plates. i too love vintage crystal, silver and Limoges. am collecting it also. I tell my kids that'll be their inheritance one day. haha
mela

Pamela Fitzgibbon Artist said...

how romantic. such pretty plates. i too love vintage crystal, silver and Limoges. am collecting it also. I tell my kids that'll be their inheritance one day. haha
mela

Sarah V said...

What a lovely vignette Anna, and such a wonderful treat for Christmas team drinks... I think most of wish we were part of 'Team Black & Spiro' just to soak up the visual feast! Enjoy, S x

Lovebird said...

You are just darling......I get so inspired looking through your blog.

Barbara Jacksier said...

I've been on a bit of a blog break and just stopped by to catch up. Your home makeover is simply divine.

Room design studio said...

each piece of this looks very very precious! and the whole picture is a piece of art!