Friday, 4 January 2013

"harmonious compositions"




Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of Balance,
Order, Rythm and Harmony
Thomas Merton

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 Detail of a room in the manor house of Belgium interior and fashion designer 
Edouard Vermeulen
(images: maison madame figaro 2005, photographer: René Stoelti)


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Lady Salisbury's Hatfield garden
here

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A 'musical' Trompe l'oeil in one of the rooms
of Akerö in Södermanland, Sweden
with a Rococo "Bonheur du Jour"

 
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Music is Harmony,
Harmony is Perfection,
Perfection is our Dream,
and our Dream is Heaven.
Henri Frederic Amiel




'composition architectonique' in a French garden
Côte Sud - January 1998


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Hatfield garden


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The tole sconce echoing 'harmoniously' the Farrow § Ball wallpaper
by:
 Loi from toneontone blog
here


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Hatfield garden
here


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The porcelain kitchen at Thureholm, Sweden, decorated in the 1740's
with a collection of  precious blue-and-white Chinese porcelain


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 Edouard Vermeulen

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French garden, Côte Sud - January 1998


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“If there is righteousness in the heart, there will be beauty in the character
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If there is beauty in the character, there will be harmony in the home.

If there is harmony in the home, there will be order in the nations
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When there is order in the nations, there will peace in the world.”
Sathya Sai Baba

I hope that all of you had a happy and harmonious start

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Images 1,2,3,4 with thanks
to "The Swedish Room" 
by Lars and Ursula Sjöberg
Photographs by Ingalill Snitt


All info for visiting Hatfield Gardens
here:

13 comments:

  1. I would like to visit Hatfield Garden in all four seasons!!!

    ♥ Franka

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    1. Me toooo!
      Maybe one day, meine liebe Franka, we will visit together :) :)

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    2. Karin - Are the gardens at Hatfield available for touring? I always assumed not....but will find out. Gorgeous photos! I love balance,
      order, rhythm and harmony. Also, repetition!
      Cheers,
      Loi

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    3. Yes, Loi, visitors are welcome!
      info here:
      http://www.hatfield-house.co.uk/content.asp?id=7&Visitor-Information

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  2. French and English gardens are a delight. So many are still maintained by hand, too! My American suburban garden on the other hand... weed and dead leaf country at the moment. Better to focus on the images you so generously shared with us today. Happy New Year to you! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  3. What beautiful places. I long to go and see them someday. The best I can do for now is look at them in your BLOG. Thanks for taking me there. Richard from My Old Historic House.

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  4. Such beautiful images, Karin. Just dreamy.

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  5. What perfect and interesting images you've chosen to illustrate perfect harmony, Karin - I love this post, thoughtful as always!
    Sending you my very warmest wishes for a happy and harmonious new year xxxxx

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  6. Such beautiful images of these garden Karin! I hope the winter is being kind to you this year - remember how we all suffered this time last year! With my best wishes to you for 2013
    Sharon
    xx

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  7. Just such a beautiful & splendid presentation, Karin. I love what you do with your blog. And, it makes me want to linger over each image and gather more information. xx's

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  8. Hello Karen

    May harmony reign in all hearts.

    The gardens are so beautiful and serene.

    Wishing you a week of joy

    Helenxx

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  9. Hello Karin;

    All these pics are so sereen, it's feel good...

    XX
    Jérôme

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  10. What beautiful images Karin...the trompe l'oeil are wonderful !
    Gail x

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