Tuesday, November 15, 2011

chez toety

While in Monaco, my dear husband and I took a stroll up to the market for some fresh food items along with several bunches of fresh white rannunculas which I proceeded to make this arrangement for dear Toety, my Mother-in-law.  I love the attitude of the one stem that seems to be reaching, vying for attention.  Next to the arrangement is a Diane James Home candle I gave to Toety, which she lit and thought it was the most lovely fragrance filling the room with a heady floral scent.
The room is mostly shades of cream and brilliant blue accents like the lamp.
They have lived in this apartment for thirty years and have collected things they love.
It is such a peaceful room in such a busy little place.  Going there for a visit always feels like an elegant  hug.  I wish we lived down the street so I could personally deliver fresh flowers to this lovely lady, Toety.

15 comments:

Chic Coles said...

What a sweet and cozy visit.

TSL - Living in Art said...

There is something so wonderful about anyone living in the same space for that long and creating their own version of paradise. I do wish you lived closer, they would love it, but alas not possible. These have been lovely posts.

Joyce said...

It is always nice to go back home. A beautiful place to visit. I'm sorry to hear your father-in-law fighting this horrible disease. It is so hard for the one with the lapse of memories and the family that holds all the memories. Thanks for sharing a bit of your trip. xo

The Buzz Blog said...

The elegance of this apartment takes me back to my time in Paris - there's a special French "je ne sais quoi" about this lovely space and I'm sure you mother-in-law would love a daily delivery of flowers from you!
xxoo

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

It’s always lovely to see what people have collected throughout the years. xx

pretty pink tulips said...

What a beautiful home!!! And those flowers brought life and I'm sure a smile to your mother-in-law's face!!

Simple pleasures are the best!

the gardener's cottage said...

what a beautiful, beautiful apartment. those drapes! and the full bookcases. how did you ever drag yourself away?

xo

Lady Daa Doo said...

Very beautiful indeed.

VictoriaArt said...

Love everything, elegant and restrained order, but airy and light at the same time.
And those hight ceilings! J'adore!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Such a beautiful room and sentiments Patricia, so glad you were able to visit. So sorry to hear about your father-in-law, I can so relate.

xo Mary Jo

Paul Gervais de Bédée said...

Looks like a charming flat, I love Monaco! It's so strange and full of contrasts. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Victoria said...

What a lovely homage to your Toety. I am sure she wishes you lived down the street too.
Best...Victoria

Emily said...

So pretty; I love her style of decorating. Flowers and candles are the perfect gift.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Love ranunculus and what a beautiful cozy room!

LPC said...

What a lovely, gracious space.