Winterthur Porcelain, Blackberries and Roses

Monday, August 18, 2014

Winterthur Museum and Country Estate in Delaware's beautiful Brandywine Valley is a mesmerizing place of beauty and contains America's premier collection of decorative arts.  These demitasse cups are from the Winterthur Store and feature a design based on a French dessert plate created by Edouard Honore during the 19th century and housed in the museum's collection.   We visited there and toured the elegant home, decorative arts collection and extensive gardens.  (See this post about our trip.)  It was a truly unique experience I'll never forget...

When I take this set of cups out of storage to use for espresso in the fall, I remember our lovely trip.  Since autumn is swiftly approaching, I am refreshing our decor with warm transitional colors and elements that reflect the upcoming season.

Styling these photos with golden roses from the garden and faux blackberries scattered amidst autumn foliage has inspired me to host an upcoming get-together. The berries and vines on the front of each cup show the beauty of a late summer harvest and are perfect for espresso after a luncheon of petite sandwiches and berry fruit salad. 

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  1. I love all the Fall colors your bringing into your photographs, and those golden roses from your garden are so pretty!
    Sally @cottagefix

    1. Thank you... Fall is my favorite season to decorate for because the color palette is so warm and earthy. I'm looking forward to the trees changing and cooler weather. Thanks for stopping by...

  2. That china is nice because it has the colors of Fall but the blackberries of Summer! I can't wait to decorate for Fall as well! Living in SoCal, it has felt like Summer since around March... I'm ready for a change!

    1. It has been summer for a long time here too. I'm glad it is starting to cool off. The change of weather and pile of fall magazines on my desk get me inspired to start decorating!

      Thanks for visiting!



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