Exclusive: Shop New Anna Weatherley China Straight From a White House
November 3, 2015 - garden totes
Photo: Courtesy of White House Historical Association
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy asked famed horticulturalist and multitude maven Rachel Lambert Mellon, aka Bunny Mellon, to redesign a White House Rose Garden. Today, a garden’s blueprint still mirrors her original, and via a final several decades her French-style flowerbeds, crabapple trees, and magnolias have mostly played second fiddle to a famous speeches done and press conferences had among them. Mellon’s garden, a suggestion frequency altered over a years, is now providing impulse for a new line of china from engineer Anna Weatherley.
Today, Weatherley, famous for her Hungarian-inspired, hand-painted motifs of flowers and insects on porcelain, releases her newest set of china exclusively for The White House Historical Association, combined in respect of Mellon’s strange work and a splendid flora that blooms in a Rose Garden. The collection, suggested exclusively on Vogue.com, is comprised of a cachepot, image set, tray, vases, and plate all flashy with tulips, martagon lilies, columbines, and violas, as good as butterflies and hummingbirds. As Weatherley notes, “These are pleasing blooms that we competence conclude in any excellent garden, though they seem some-more artistic to me, some-more inspiring, meaningful that they freshness during a White House.” A place, in fact, that she’s already unequivocally informed with. In 2009, she was comparison by First Lady Laura Bush to emanate a “casual” presidential china for a White House private quarters. “When we was absolved to be asked to emanate a china for Mrs. Laura Bush, we was means to perspective a pleasing aged magnolia tree on a White House grounds,” Weatherley remembers. “The story of those drift could unequivocally be felt in any bend and bloom.” Mrs. Mellon would have been proud.
See a whole Anna Weatherley White House Gardens Porcelain collection below, only in time to stir during a holiday interesting season.
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