lauritzen gardens & elizabeth bradley

I love it when an opportunity presents itself to share my passion with others. In fact, it's exactly what I do on this blog. And it's just how this one-of-a-kind event came to be... A special group of enthusiastic and talented women put their heads together and planned a unique gathering, stitching together two of their passions ~ needlepoint and the Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show.

Let me start by saying this is one of my favorite homes I've ever been in. But more importantly, I adore the people who live in it.

Kyle Robino helped set up for the day and ordered these adorable stitch-themed cookies...

Violets & Roses, from the Floribunda collection, is stitched in Victorian Cross. It's finished with a gorgeous Rose Cumming Sabu Linen.

This darling 9" Louis XV style carved footstool is finished with a canvas from the Blooms collection, Blooms Cornflower. The footstool features handpainted accents by a local artisan, Andy Moore, to enhance the color palette of blues and purples.

This little Mini Bloom Dahlia (SOLD) was hand stitched by yours truly, and is finished with a darling high gloss, striped, inner fillet frame.

I think this one is my favorite of the bunch. Remember Amber? From my recent needlepoint post featuring the Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint dining room chairs? (If you missed it, it's worth going back to see, here) Amber stitched no less than three of the pieces in this collection, and this is one of them.

Chelsea Eccentric Garden was finished as a box pillow with the iconic Brunschwig & Fils Les Touches fabric.

Rose Posy is from the Repeating Roses Collection, and is paired with a fun leopard print fabric... Beautiful pastels on a black background. SOLD

The speakers for the 2018 Lauritzen Gardens Antiques Show were discussed, and their books were all available for purchase. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Show, and our featured speakers are Miles Redd, Steven Stolman, and Matt Stamp.

Village Needleworks set up shop in the kitchen with Elizabeth Bradley needlepoint kits for sale.

Look how cute. I bet Kyle had something to do with this...

Loved every detail...

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