Monday, June 1, 2009

The invitation reads salivating required



First off thank you, thank you for all the lovely words concerning my words. I'll be throwing in a piece here & there from my collected works, but enough about me....

This is the luncheon I yearn to attend, if only before others arrive so in the solitude I can drink in how luscious, impressionistic this occasion is, especially considering the fact that this takes place in a nursery. Yes, a nursery but not just your average nursery. This is Petersham (Simone, did your face just light up??).

Petersham Nursery is beyond the description of a nursery. An award winning cafe & tearoom, the emporium of antiques & garden fixtures & adjacent house, are the best accessories to it greenhouses & gardens, not to mention a website I lose all sense of time in. Literally past midnight, weary to my surprise, wondering was it really almost 2AM???

This affair extraordinaire was given in honour of American master C.L. Twombly's exhibition at the Tate. His use of color through splashes is the inspiration creation that is this luncheon.
Explore & pray it remains to grace this gentrified world. Visit & all shall be explained & mesmerized as you whisk & drift through the aisles & miles of floriferous deliciousness.






Images via Pertersham Nurseries

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28 comments:

Katie said...

Holy Crap if we ever run away and get married, and become nongay life partners that is so the wedding reception we are having!

Simone said...

Oh.my.goodness! That is GORGEOUS!!! And yes, my face DID light up and I am ooohhing and aaahing too!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

Those flowers are amazing.... Actually stunning and magical too.

Fabulously french said...

Such loveliness.............

Leeann x

kate said...

Beautiful, beautiful, photos, I'll come with you!!!
kate

~ ennui ~ said...

I've never seen such a thing!! Deliciousness indeed!

Dumbwit Tellher ♥ said...

Oh my, oh my, oh my...I can hardly believe the beauty of this place. You certainly perked up my bleak day. Cannot wait to visit their website. Thanks for introducing this dreamy nursery to me.

P.S. - & you are SO right about Club Monaco. Never spot print ads. Wish they would sell online. Thanks for your great comments as always!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

I would like to pretend this was my own garden pavillion and i've just set the table for friends to visit for Sunday Lunch!!! or a special celibration!! Certainly De-Lovely!!
I like pic#2 best... the colours in this shot blend beautifully!! Thanks for visiting me again. Glad you enjoyed Burano. Julie

maureen said...

gosh, how beautiful! i love nurseries & gardens anyway but these pictures r extra special. I'll for sure visit this place one day:)

sophiedahydesigns said...

OH MY WORD! Is that nursery lovely! Makes you want to take a trip!

Timi said...

What a beautiful place for lunch. Love places like that. I could hang out there all day having afternoon tea. LOVE THAT!
I'm not totally clear on what the luncheon is about (I don't get out much) but I'm so excited for you. What a treat.
Have a great day

Heidi said...

I am completely crazy about this place. I could so have something like this one day. Thanks for stopping by. Snowbunny is happy we are home for our trip. HEidi

Joan said...

What a beautiful, beautiful place. What a wonderful place to get to go. Since my parents owned a modest Home and Garden Shop in the 1950's I appreciate what it takes to present such a lovely place. xo Joan

Blue Muse said...

So, so SO lovely!! The 'salivating required" cracked me up!
Thanks for visiting my little world, Alicia - and just to let you know - I found a ton of metal stamping kits for around $20 on ebay!
Enjoy the day!
xo Isa

trishiekoh said...

The table settings are just so beautiful.

Oliveaux said...

So beautiful! I have always wanted to visit Petersham...I am oohhing and aaahhhing too :) Ax

Wendy said...

Wow, this is amazing. I love nurseries, but to mix food and a nursery together... well you can't get much better than that! :)

Haven and Home said...

Those table settings are out of this world...

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

what a gorgeous place ! thanks for sharing. you made my day ...

vicki archer said...

I love Petersham Nursery and these photographs are just delightful, xv

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Alicia. Consider yourself 'tagged'. You can check out the rules at my blog

Have a great weekend!

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh, that luncheon looks beyond gorgeous. What a completely dreamy setting. Love! Have a great weekend, Alicia! xo, Courtney

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

You know I would love this, all my favorite things all together, food, flowers, tablescapes , loved it.

annechovie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Alicia! Thanks for posting and have a super weekend!

kate said...

Tag your it!!! go to our blog and ck out the rules!!!
kate

Pink Martini said...

SO beautiful. I have enjoyed reading your comments on my blog. :) Have a great week, Alicia.

Things That Inspire said...

Oh, how I love the Twombly works at the Tate Modern...I make a pilgrimage every trip to London to see the four seasons paintings.

Gaia said...

Hi ! I love that place too...I'd love to visit it soon!
hope to see you soon around my blog too...