I had the chance yesterday to spend the afternoon with one of my readers who is in Baltimore from Australia. Nancy and her friend, Robyn are here with their husbands who are attending a conference, so we took the opportunity to visit some of the places that Nancy had read about on here on Pigtown*Design.First stop was DeBois Textiles, where the gals were overwhelmed by the selection of fabrics. While Nancy bought one yard of a number of fabrics to use as pillow covers, Robyn bought a five-yard length of a gorgeous silk to use as a tablecloth. Next, we headed out to the Greenspring Valley to Halcyon House, a shop that Nancy was so excited to see, and we arrived with strict instructions not to let her buy everything in the house. That was going to be a difficult challenge.I love this chair, which has a very similar fabric to those above. At the party for John Robshaw, I spent some time sitting in this chair and chatting. It’s very comfortable. Each time I visit Halcyon, I see new and different things, all of which I love! This fun silverware, with the assortment of bamboo, tortoise-shell, faux ivory and other colourful handles, really caught my eye. These little salt cellars made from scallop shells enveloped in silver would look beautiful on a summer table. Halcyon has a great selection of handbags and carrier bags.
This cabinet with the selection of china is brilliant! Check out the plate on the lower right. It’s one of the great tin plates that I collect. These are from Mottahedeh. Great variety of cachepots. And catch the elephant, too! We grabbed a quick lunch at Whole Foods, where I was lucky enough to find peonies! Style Court has started her Peony Watch 2010, so I weighed in with my sighting of them here in Baltimore. Robyn and Nancy bought me two bunches – one of a bright pink and one of a pale pink with streaks of darker pink. Thanks to Nancy and Robyn for spending their day in Baltimore with me! It was great to meet you both.