Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Of Orangeries and Tarts

Is it frightfully, embarassingly, touristy to say that I really do have fond memories of the Orangery at Kensington Palace?

 After all:

I had tea at the Orangery with my then-one-year-old, after visiting the Palace for an exhibit of Princess Diana's dresses, after wandering in the Gardens.

On a virtual visit to Liberty today, I saw this Orangery bookmark kit.  I am not a fan of kits, though this one looks charming. 

And I do quite like to embroider buildings (like my house), as evident from this detail of a fabric portrait I made for one of my daughters.  (Fear not: my other daughter has one too.)

As I prepare to make a strawberry tart tonight, I shall think of tea, cream, scones, and the Orangery, and raise my glass of homemade Sangria in a toast.


WendyB said...

I wish I could embroider! My mother used to.

La Belette Rouge said...

LOL! I love the photo of who should queue up where.

yrsil said...

I really enjoyed this post. The Orangery looks wonderful. Love your embroidery! Also, I would like your sangria recipe.