The name of Vanessa Arbuthnott is now well known and her new collection of country-themed fabrics is about to be released called Bohemian and for anyone loving sheep and the now popular shepherd's huts, these have been themed in a Toile de Jouy type design. If you have one as a studio, children's playroom, studio or B. and B., it would be fun to dress it with this. I first met Vanessa at a nearby decorative fair at Rode and was very impressed with her first chicken feather and egg designs as seen through her kitchen door, and she has now come a long way from those early efforts, but her designs still have that fresh air look, and have become very popular.
The magazine is rather useful, I find, as it gives auction results for lots of different antiques at different levels and also information on what to look for. Details of Antique fairs are also included and the collections shown are very informative and there is not too much 'museum' stuff which is not of interest to most of us, although this issue does list jewellery from Elizabeth Taylor, the Duchess of Windsor and a dress from Princess Diana!
|Vanessa Arbuthnott in her garden|