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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

4.18.2011

Spring Things: London, Atlanta, New Orleans

[Image © Janet Blyberg.]

This weekend a good friend came into town. We were extremely fortunate to be spared the harsh storms that ravaged much of the South, and she has been out and about with her camera. Above is her poetic shot of architect Philip Trammell Shutze's 1920s Swan House.

Not much can lure me inside on days like these but I do plan to get around to another site on the Atlanta History Center's 33-acre campus in Northwest Atlanta -- the exhibition space where Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections is currently on view through May 8. The show highlights the writer's lesser known photography done when she worked for the Works Progress Administration during the 1930s.


Jumping the pond to London, Aleta Bartel-Orton has some great new block-printed, very densely stitched quilts.


She tells me they are perfect for summer sleeping. Be sure to click these images to enlarge and appreciate the details. Shown above, Yellow Marigold Piqué.


Mughal Tree Piqué, another lovely bed cover.


And Indigo Peony Piqué. There are pretty Indian print tablecloths and napkins in store too. Aleta says she'll be adding more things over the next few weeks.


Blue Chintz, an example of the tablecloths.


In New Orleans, Adrienne Casbarian has more luxe vintage lamps on offer at Lum Lighting. A basket-like woven brass number by C. Jere is one of her chic finds.

3 comments:

Janet said...

Thank you for such a warm welcome to your home town. It was such a good visit!!! All discussions to be continued. . .

Style Court said...

Janet,

Definitely...to be continued! I'm so glad you've been able to see some our special sites.

Sarah (Matters of Style) said...

Mmmm, brass lamps with black shades are my favorite!