New Canaan Field Trip Redux

Firstly let me thank all of you who helped make the debut of BEHIND THE Q such a success yesterday – it was much appreciated. Your comments and tweets were so encouraging – I can’t wait to start working on the next segment!

Wednesday Wine this week will be postponed for a day to add a little addendum to yesterday’s post. While I was documenting Anne and Suysel’s field trip in New Canaan, I was of course shopping behind the scenes as well! So today we will be taking a look at my picks from these stylish establishments!

I couldn’t believe when I saw the walls at Pimlico. I have been dying to use this fabulous Malabar wallpaper from Cole and Sons (at Lee Jofa) forever!! I am now even more inspired to find a place for this striking pattern (in a different colorway) somewhere in my house – definitely to be continued!

I’m sure you’ll all be surprised to see I selected these Patricia Spratt orange napkins from The Linen Shop. They would be the perfect tabletop addition all summer long. With wicker or rattan, denim or turquoise, chartreuse or olive, this versatile color and pattern will add a casual chic to any combination!

At M Milestones, I couldn’t resist selecting something from Sugar Paper as well. Their tailored elegant designs set any occasion off on the proper note!!

You can’t go wrong with anything at Sallea – all pedigreed classics. I just loved this English brass and walnut revolving bookstand from 1890. I’m a sucker for anything that helps corrall my ever growing book collection in a stylish way!!

These lacquered serpentine front chests from the 1950’s were in the window at The Silk Purse. I’ll bet they’re gone by now since they are so incredibly versatile and classic. I even loved the hardware!!

I’m still seriously considering this beautiful platter from Vietri’s Organica line that I saw at The Whitney Shop. The fabulous colors and textures make it a statement piece that would be at home anywhere.

Consider the Cook has a terrific selection of Burleigh ware. I have a collection of antique Asiatic Pheasant that I mix with new pieces from their lovely collection as seen above. If you aren’t familiar with this wonderful manufacturer, I suggest you take a few moments to familiarize yourself with what they offer. A family owned company since 1851, they are the last remaining English pottery company to still use the hand decorating process for their transferware. They produce many charming patterns that mix well with other even more modern styles.

After our long day of shopping we needed refueling. Anne found the perfect solution at Rosie’s. Whoopie pies for all!!

18 thoughts on “New Canaan Field Trip Redux

  1. How beautiful and I truly adore those amazing tea pots and tea sets. How charming! Have a fantastic day. Kisses, my dear

    Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful stationary GIVEAWAY later today! I bet you will love it!!!

  2. First off, what’s your secret? I’ve never seen Rosie’s so civilized and UNcrowded!:) Loving all of your picks, really coveting those napkins. The way Pimlico changes up the interior of the store is always so fun, (and how sad about Mason?) Eagerly awaiting the next installment…

  3. Love your picks! The wallpaper and orange napkins are my favorite…I could find plenty of places to use them both very quickly! Take care, Caroline

  4. would love to have been along for the shopping as well…I could have just followed along aright after you…and snapped up some of the great finds that you missed!!!…


  5. Love all your picks, especially love the serpentine chests, the fun orange napkins and Consider the Cook looks like a store I could have a lot of fun in! The wallpaper is great looking….look foward to hearing what you decide to do. Love the invite, letterpress anything is always such an elegant touch:)

  6. The purple wallpaper and the gold sunburst is just divine! And yes, whoopie pies are the perfect treat!! My mom has THE best whoopie pies, I always tell her she should bring them to market :) XO, Kelly

  7. What a fun trip! Loving all your picks – especially Vietri’s Organica Line.
    x Kelly
    p.s. I grew up with Whoopie Pies in Amish country in Pennsylvania – the best treat!

  8. You’ve got such a great eye! I would love to take any of those treasures home. Right down the the whoopie pie ;-) The wallpaper is gorgeous. I hope you find just the right project for it.
    Happy June!

  9. This series is going to be fun and you picked out fabulous items. Love the orange napkins, would you mind going back and getting some for me please…;) And those serpentine chests, fabulous. Looks like it was a lot of fun yesterday and who doesn’t love a whoopie pie?

  10. Love that Pimlico – and the wallpaper – WOW!!! Those napkins are so colorful and will liven up any dinner al fresco. Love that anchor “cocktail” invitation. Basically, I love it all!!!

  11. Last time I was in Pimlico, their walls were white and full of holes – so love this new look! It was great to walk the streets of a local town and see the shops through your eyes…

  12. I love all of your picks, but I must say the wallpaper is a standout!! What colorway will you choose, it is gorgeous!! Kathysue

  13. You had me @ the Malabar wallpaper from Cole and Sons; after that, I was blurry eyed and delirious. Wow, I’d love to have that in a home. Anne & her Whoopie pie is are too cute!

    Happy Wednesday xx

  14. Love the addendum and YOUR fabulous picks!! And, that Rosie’s whoppie pie was divine! xoxo

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