Monday, May 19, 2014

Garden Muse & A Restored French Farm House


"Summer Garden Muse"-Mary Maki Rae 2014(c)
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*********A Restored French Farm House*********

Marston Luce spent 15 Summers preserving his 15th Century Stone Farmhouse located in the South of France. He calls his small farm (or fermette) - Sous Bois - which means literally "a shady or woodsy place".
His emblem for the house - that he uses on his stationary and as Sculpture in the Gardens that he planted on the Hillside - is a Snail.
Which to him signifies - the slow - deliberate pace of life the French embrace.

Enjoy this medieval pigeonnier in the Garden of Boxwood - 
European wild Ginger and Impatiens. 

French 19th Century Sphinxes overlook he Garden.



Limestone walls inspired the creamy white Furnishings and Fabrics -
Enjoy the Antique French Lantern & Ladder-back chairs.
Original 15th Century Stonework and French 19th Century Furniture.
A Charming Sitting room off the Kitchen - 
Enjoy the Rooster Sculpture displayed by the open window.
(Reminds me of Robert's Sculpted Rooster-!)


Antique Soft Green painted Furniture - Rustic Beams -
Stone Walls - Beautiful-!
the Terrace - an Inviting spot for an Alfresco Meal -
under the big Umbrella and surrounded by Boxwood
Lavender and Cypress trees.
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Images From: VERANDA May-June Issue
Paintings By: Mary Maki Rae 2014(c)
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