Saturday, March 15, 2008

Petersham Nurseries

When I saw this photograph in housemartin a couple of day back, apart from the beautiful nursery the thing that got my attention was the huge 'Urli' a traditional Indian vessel. This got me curious and I read a bit about it online, but then today I pick up one of the old issues of 'Design Today' magazine from my table, and what do I see 'Petersham Nurseries' again. So taking a cue, here I am posting about this breathtakingly beautiful nursery which is an antique store and also a cafe. Francesco and Gael Boglione the owners of Petersham Nurseries in West London have travelled extensively around the world and to India. Which can be seen in these beautiful antiques and memorabilia that they have hand-picked and displayed so well in the nursery.
Raja Ravi Varma prints & Tanjore Paintings are displayed against blinds made of natural fibres.
The cart that is used by Indian Street vendors has been used very charmingly to prop pots.
A traditional bell compliments an exotic orchid plant.
They have some Indian fabric quilts also for sale. Handcrafted stone Buddha.Carved Indian Doors.
Here is a famous brand of Indian cycle- Hero Cycles for cycling around the nursery?:-)
( images from Petersham Nurseries Site)

12 comments:

Sreelu said...

Arch, so beautiful hero cycle and pull cart look so exotic in the nursery :)

MASALA CHAI said...

I love the pull cart idea too !

sigh, I would really like to have a garden when I get my own place

Ashley L. said...

i am so excited that you found me! i love your blog! i'm glad that we share a love for all things decor and all things india! would you be interested in swapping links? i'm going to make a point to stop by often! :)

kavitha said...

oh what a beautiful nursery. love the juxtaposition of plants, and indian art. the vendor cart was so cool...

Shireena said...

Hi Arch,
Lovely! I have been kind of obsessed with gardens lately, wishing I even had a fire escape where I could plant a few herbs and such. Thanks for taking us here. Love the bell and the orchid!

robyn said...

Beautiful post Arch, love the garden/ flower pics : )

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I would love one of those vendor carts for indoors. I would make it a bar! Love this post.

kavitha said...

Archana.. i just went to their website and looked at all the pictures in their gallery. mindblowing how beautiful it is. i think if we go there with a camera and close our eyes, point it randomly and shoot... it will still be beautiful.

Red River Interiors said...

Rang:

It's warming up here so I'm just in time to be reminded of spring by looking at your latest post. I absolutely love the nursery, the blue wood carved doors and the Indian quilts... I love the intense use of color in Indian textiles and decor
...always look forward to your color dripped post and style... Fay

Gillian said...

Its all beautiful ARch.
I've picked up some good ideas for my backyard now. Thanks!
xo

Amber said...

Arch, just when I need a special, custom deco-fix....you deliver! Those colors, those orchids, those textiles. Could you have tailor-met my tastes any better? Love it all!

Mélanie said...

I love these pictures and above all this nursery. tahbk you for sharing