A few things to share and only one thing to ask !

/A few things to share and only one thing to ask !

A few things to share and only one thing to ask !

 

Hello my friends, after a very busy week, I am here again with a few things to tell and even one thing to ask.

First of all I am so pleased to tell you that the weather in Belgium was rather nice the past days and that all roses in our garden are blooming! Last year I already posted about the old garden roses we planted in Autumn 2009. 

2012-06-22_213547On both sides of the graveled garden alley, we planted our roses. On the left as on the right side you can see the ‘Aspirin’ rose (white/pink colored roses) and next to them at the right side we planted the old Bourbon roses : ‘Madame Isaac Pereire’, ‘Ulrich Brunner’ and ‘Honorine de Brabant’.

I just love to walk along the alley to sniff their wonderful perfume!

2012-06-22_213159  These are Ulrich Brunner roses. The roses have a wonderful texture, as they have velvet leaves.

 

P10Here you can see the ‘Aspirin’ roses.

 

2012-06-22_213442We even planted ‘Snow-White’ roses at the side terrace of our home.

 

2012-06-22_213113This is the ‘Kirr Royal’ rambler at the backside of our home. Doesn’t he look beautiful?

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My friend Céline from the blog Céline Chollet Aquarelles painted an aquarel of me riding my sweet horse Mango. I received the aquarel a few days ago and I am very happy with it! Thank you so much Céline!

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MANGO AQUARELLE DÉTAIL 2012Detail of the aquarel

If you would love to have an aquarel of your favorite horse, or of you and your horse, please contact Céline at http://wwwboitedaquarelles.blogspot.be/.

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I discovered a wonderful blog that I absolutely have to share with you : ‘Horse Country Chic’.

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Ann, the author is a country girl at heart, who lives in a 19th century restored house, somewhere between the Blue Ridge and the Allegheny Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

“This blog is about celebrating the chic side of country life, for those who love it and everything that goes with: horses, hounds, cooking, entertaining, decorating, and being outdoors. This isn’t guns and gardens but a sophisticated approach to living, one that is timeless and traditional, and will never go out of style.”, is to read at Ann’s blog.

If you love all things country live related and if you are a horse lover, please check out this marvellous blog!

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And now I have a question for all of you, my dear readers.

For one of my client’s I am searching for a Swedish 18th century writing desk.

Is there anybody who can help me to find a Swedish Rococo writing desk as this one here? Or a look-a-like?

I would be very grateful for your help!

 

 

Foto 4 swedish antiques blogspot 2010-05 Bukowski Swedish Rococo Writing Desk 882

 

Source Avolli Anew

 

I wish you all a great weekend!

xx

Greet

By |2018-07-11T10:56:15+00:00June 23rd, 2012|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , , |46 Comments

46 Comments

  1. Passione Helena Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:56 AM - Reply

    Hallo Greet, wat heb je een prachtig huis en een geweldige tuin. Het ademt zoveel sfeer en gezelligheid. Het moet een genot zijn om daarin te verblijven met de geur van rozen. Niet alleen om door te wandelen, maar ook om lekker te zitten met een boek of een glas wijn.

    Wat heeft je vriendin een mooi aquarel van je gemaakt, bijzonder mooi, kan mij daarom goed voorstellen dat je daar erg blij mee bent. Mijn complimenten komen dan ook toe aan Celine.

    Helaas kan ik je niet verder helpen aan het 18e eeuwse bureau, wat overigens prachtig is. Ga voor nu je tip opvolgen door een kijkje te nemen bij "Horse Country Chic".

    Bedankt voor het genieten!

    Fijn weekend!
    Lieve groetjes, Helena

  2. CÉLINE CHOLLET Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:10 AM - Reply

    Greet !
    Votre jardin est magnifique et très bien entretenu ! L'allée d'arbre grossit, ce sont des platanes ? Merci de parler de mon aquarelle !
    Je cherche en effet toujours de nouveaux clients… Bon week-end !
    Céline.

  3. Teresa at Splendid Sass Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:39 AM - Reply

    Greet-
    Your roses are stunning. I know that you and your family are really enjoying the scent and beauty.
    Such a talented artist to have painted this gorgeous aquarel! I know that you were more than happy to receive this work of art.
    Happy Saturday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

  4. Castles Crowns and Cottages Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 11:30 AM - Reply

    Goede morgen mijn Greet!!!!

    Oh dear, your roses are stunning and your property shines with the glow of LOVE. You and your family have put so much effort in making your home so lovely! How is the beautiful MANGO? And I remember when you first introduced us to Céline….her work is outstanding!

    I must go check out this new HORSE BLOG for I love, love, love horses.

    I wish I could help you with your hunt for a desk…I would love to have one like it myself!

    Be well my dear Anita

  5. carolyn bradford Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:13 PM - Reply

    Wow! so much to say here…it was all wonderful! The roses are beautiful…my Cecile Brunner is my favorite and always does so well. The painting of you and Mango is stunning! She is very talented! That is a keepsake for sure! I so wish we had a desk in at the moment! I'm not sure we've ever had one that style but I sure would like to! Good luck on your search! Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. quintessence Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 2:27 PM - Reply

    Greet – your garden is looking spectacular!! And what a lovely portrait of you on Mango – love your marvelous posture and the beautiful abstracted background!!

  7. Thoughts on Design Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3:09 PM - Reply

    it must be lovely to sit on your terrace with a cup of tea in the morning or perhaps a glass of wine in the early evening after a long day of work or an afternoon spent on your garden keeping looking fresh. The sweet scents and the beautiful colors of the roses are what make all your efforts feel worth while!

    I will send the picture of the writing desk to Charles Spada here in Boston pin hopes he might have a suggestion for you.

    Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!!

    Cheers,
    John

  8. Leslie Sinclair Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:14 PM - Reply

    Wish I knew where to get one for you!! I love your gardens–Just magnificent!! xo Leslie

  9. Splenderosa Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:19 PM - Reply

    Greet, those roses are completely awesome. I am so jealous. They have matured into lush beautiful flowering plants. And, what a lovely painting of you and Mango. I agree with the posture comment, just perfect! I went to college in Virginia and I know all the countryside very very well. I will go over
    to this blog immediately. Thank you for the head's up on her site. Sending love from Texas….

  10. Room Seventeen Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 4:22 PM - Reply

    Wat ziet je tuin er prachtig uit Greet!
    Misschien kun je voor de schrijftafel eens kijken op swedishinteriordesign.com?

  11. Callie Grayson Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:00 PM - Reply

    Celine is amazing!
    Your roses are doing so well and they look beautiful! I wish my roses would bloom like that, I need to figure out what I am doing wrong. On the other hand my herb and vegetable garden is doing very well! Herbs and tomatoes for everyone I know!
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Xx
    Callie

  12. Home and Lifestyle Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:17 PM - Reply

    Wat is je tuin mooi Greet, prachtig met al je rozen!

    Ik heb helemaal geen rozen in de tuin, maar overweeg er één te plaatsen, als klimmer langs de pergola! Ik word bij jou weer helemaal enthousiast over dat idee!

    Een fijn weekend! Lieve groet, Ingrid

  13. michele Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM - Reply

    the roses in bloom look breathtaking, greet. and the painting is fabulous!

    good luck on your hunt for this gorgeous piece.

    michele

  14. Patricia Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:28 PM - Reply

    Spectacular garden!

    Please contact "Lone Ranger Antiques". I am certain he has one.

  15. Paris Rendez-vous Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 5:50 PM - Reply

    What bliss to have a garden like yours Greet!! And you and I have exactly the same outdoor setting!

  16. Lost in Provence Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6:44 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet, I have never, ever seen such a writing desk but will be on the lookout, I promise!! And how wonderful that you are now having your sun and your garden couldn't look more wonderful. I am happy imagining you and your family dining amidst the perfume of the roses!
    Bon fin de weekend et gros bisous!!!
    H

  17. Copper Strawberry Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 6:46 PM - Reply

    Greet – The perpetual beauty between brick and stone and your appreciation of the garden is what makes it so beautiful — and timeless. The feeling of timelessness is utter contentment, I think. I love your roses. Vriendelijke groeten – Julie

  18. peggy braswell Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM - Reply

    Dear Greet, How sweet of Céline + will trot over to see Ann's blog + your roses & the gardens are divine + wish I could help you on the handsome desk, can't. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

  19. Loi Thai, Tone on Tone Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 9:47 PM - Reply

    Bonjour Greet!

    Your roses are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the softness they provide against your brick home. Nothing like early summer roses! And, the rest of your garden is equally lovely—everything is filling in nicely.

    Have you tried the antique shops in Antwerp? I remember seeing lots of Swedish antiques there.

    Celine is very talented, indeed. I love her watercolors and drawings.

    Bon weekend,
    Loi

  20. 5th and State Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 10:22 PM - Reply

    how i wish i could assist you greet, but alas, i cannot. good luck in your search

    your garden is really blossoming and maturing. i love to watch the transformation

    happy weekend
    debra

  21. Decor de Provence Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:21 AM - Reply

    Greet!!
    There are no words when I look at your incredible home… everything about it is absolutely STUNNING!!!
    Celine did a breathtaking job on your beautiful portrait… I'm a huge fan!!

    I will try to keep a lookout for a piece similar, I probably won't be much help, but I'll try!

    Best wishes to you beautiful lady!
    Desiree

  22. zanetastyle Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:29 AM - Reply

    Very lovley garden you have there! Roses are really blooming and your new aquarel is amazing! hugs Z

  23. Karena Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:53 AM - Reply

    Greet your portrait on your horse by Celine is truly wonderful!

    I love your rose gardens!
    Xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena
    Artist Series 2012

  24. billie Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 11:43 AM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Your roses are so beautiful. So glad you planted them en masse. They look wonderful, well actually your whole garden and garden house look wonderful. Kudos to all of your hard work.
    And the portrait of you and Mango is a treasure!
    oo,
    b

    • Acquired Objects Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 12:02 PM - Reply

      Your gardens look so lush and full this year Greet and I love your alee. The watercolor of you and Mango looks wonderful so many talented people out there. As for the desk I wish I could help but I've never seen one quite like that but I'll keep my eyes open.

      Enjoy your day!
      XX
      Debra~

  25. Anci Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM - Reply

    You have a fantastic garden !!! With all the roses.
    And your friend is a marvellous painter. If I had a horse, then I would like her to do one to me too 🙂

    But I'm sorry, I don't have a desk like that or know where to find one. Good luck with the hunt !

    XO
    Anci

  26. Nancy Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 3:58 PM - Reply

    Love your home, your horses, roses, and everything! We are horse owners in Virginia, and I love Horse Country Chic as well! Take care and if Loi can't help you find a desk, I don't know who can!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

  27. classic • casual • home Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 4:04 PM - Reply

    Gorgeous, gorgeous roses. We have a pinky red rose going along side our garage called "Social Climber." I love that name.

  28. Ideezine Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM - Reply

    Your garden is growing up! How lovely too. The watercolor of you and Mango is amazing thanks for sharing it with us. i wish I knew of a source for the lovely desk. I know you'll let us know when you find one. Happy weekend Greet!

  29. Mrs. Sutton Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 9:38 PM - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking Greet! It must be such a delight to have so many stunning roses in your garden – it certainly is a delight for us to share them with you! The aquarel of you riding is wonderful – she is a very gifted artist.
    A pleasure as always to visit you.
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
    Paula x

  30. The enchanted home Monday, June 25, 2012 at 12:36 AM - Reply

    Love Horse Country chic…..and your painting is a dream, how funny that we are both featuring beautiful oils that artists were so generous to paint for us (mine of Teddy) love it!!
    And Greet your gardens….are AMAZING and SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL…they take my breath away!!!!!

  31. toves sammensurium Monday, June 25, 2012 at 4:01 AM - Reply

    your garden is as close to paradise on earth a girl can come I think,all the roses are beautiful and it must really be wonderful now that they are all blooming!!!!WoW!You've done a great work with your garden Greet!!!!Now I have to check out Horse Country Chic,sounds like something for me too!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week,with many ovely moments in your garden in particular,now that it is on it's best!!!
    Tovehugs 🙂

  32. The Snowdrop Project Monday, June 25, 2012 at 2:36 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Your rose garden is to die for!
    Thank you for adding the names of the roses. I am determined to plant more roses in my garden for next year.
    Hope you have a lovely week.
    Lizx

  33. Barbara@HausDesign Monday, June 25, 2012 at 5:55 PM - Reply

    Hi Greet,
    Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hello! Your gardens are beautiful – everything that we Americans think of when we romanticize life in Europe, and yours is the real thing! 🙂 I'm sorry I don't have a source for Swedish antiques – they don't come as far south as Munich usually. 🙂 Have you asked Mon from Splendid Willow? I think she might have some contacts…just an idea.

  34. Cindy Monday, June 25, 2012 at 10:17 PM - Reply

    You have gorgeous roses! I love the picture that Celine painted for you, a wonderful likeness!
    Have a great week.
    Hugs, Cindy

  35. Splendid Willow Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 3:46 PM - Reply

    Hi my friend,

    I want to tag along and sniff perfume with you – right there, in your beautiful garden!

    Celine's art piece is wonderful.

    Hugs to you!

    P.S Lennart is in Italy. Will be back on Friday!

  36. pretty pink tulips Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 1:53 AM - Reply

    Your roses are stunning….and I love that rambler up the side of the house!!

    What a beautiful portrait….makes me want to revisit riding!!!
    Have a wonderful week!

    xx Elizabeth

  37. paula Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 9:04 AM - Reply

    Wow! What a beautiful world when you live in a place like this. I am very impressed making this beautiful place! 🙂
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  38. Pamela RG Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at 3:34 AM - Reply

    You have a beautiful house and garden.i love all of your roses and also your outdoor verandah. Your portrait is stunning too. I discovered your blog from Elle Decor's article about Nancy Meyers 12 Favourite things. I love Nancy movie interiors especially in the movie " The Holiday" and "It's Complicated." Your blog is a nice discovery for today.

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