Sunday, June 12, 2016


Back again with little snippets of info from the world of Leta Austin Foster. Leta was traveling this week, so the Design Office posts are missing. We will be back on track with insights into Upstairs & Downstairs (Design Office & Boutique) next week. For now, I have some fabulous things to show you all.

We wrote about this company, Il Prato, before. We (and our customers) are in love with all their whimsical paper designs...especially the Elephant and Ugo y Bepi. Ugo and Bepi happen to be two dachshunds (one short hair and one long) that belong to the owners of Il Prato. This tiny shop is tucked away in one of the many adorable vias of Venice, Italy. Leta's grandson discovered the line on a trip to the seaside port with his Nonni, Leta, about 10 years ago. It has been a super seller in the Boutique ever since.

I wanted to show you how marvelously all the D. Porthault designs work with each other. No need to pick just one when you can mix two or three ! Shown here are Tigre, Matisse and Coeurs all in blue....It is actually an aqua color if you want to get technical. All three designs come in sheeting fabric for your bed and terrycloth for your bath.

We all fell in love with this new stationery line from London, Grosvenors. Here is a picture of enclosure cards... Daisies have color-coordinated envelopes and Bug Love has a sparkly envelope liner.....too cute !! AND they come in the most adorable little boxes which would look so perfect sitting atop your desk as a reminder to include a spiffy note with your presents.

Once again, our beloved D. Porthault. Sheets and towels in lovely Violette Pink design. Not a day goes by that someone doesn't swoon over these charming furnishings. Come see for yourself.....there are SO many designs you will love.

We wanted to remind all our Palio lovers that we are filling in our stock for the Boutique, so now is a prime time to have us sneak in a few things for you. Maybe you would like to add a Biscotti Jar or two to your collection. They also make very sweet pitchers, oil and vinegar cruets, salt and pepper sets and a teapot. The service plates are to die for !! Give us a jingle if you'd like to add to our order.

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