As you have seen in Laura's blog this is Keli's ( Adrienne's Daughter) and her husband's house. It's tucked away up on a hill from the main road in the woods. As we drove up the driveway we both gasped at the size of this house. It's quite an impressive house which I had been told of by Paula but I never thought it would be this beautiful and pristine. Built in 2006 they had just completed the finishing touches on the in ground pool.
The landscaping was done by professionals with mostly mass plantings of daylilies, short grasses,lavender and boxwood.
This is a Tibouchina topiary or common name Princess flower. I'd never seen a topiary done this size. We've only had larger ones and we have 2 that I've trained into topiaries. One we've had for 10 years or more that is so huge people think it's a regular tree about 10 feet tall. The other is one I started in 05 and is now finally pretty nice. I may have to try training one this size. At least it wouldn't have to take 4 years to complete it. Everyone always loves the deep blue color. You can't tell from here but the leaves are fuzzy and thick.
this letter holder. This was a vintage piece that Adrienne bought for Keli from me last Christmas. I hadn't noticed until then. Laura and I were so focused on the large size of the room and the massive chandeliers that I missed the little details.
But being a crown collector I of course spotted this on the shelf. Notice the little hand too.....
And this covered dish with eggs. I wonder if this was a little bit of Adrienne's influence??? I think so!!!!!