Thursday, September 25, 2014

Jean Monro Chintzes

Between Mark Sikes on the Duchess of Devonshire, and our recent post on the Baroness de Rothschild, our mind has been on London~ which coincided with a lovely Jean Monro chintz I recently found in my sample closet~ Jean Monro is represented by Clarence House, Holly Hunt Miami.  Jean's mother, Geraldine, was a famous London decorator in the 1920's~ with a shop across from Harrods.  It was only recently that dear Jean passed away, age 97

Opium, hand blocked English chintz

Rose and Fern, from 1859

Jubilee, created for the 75th anniversary of Monro

hydrangea and rose

Blackwell, on cotton duck

Romantic, classic, these materials are looking fresh again to our modern, jaded eyes... DF*****