May 1, 2007
William Morris 'Daisy' Garden Tools
New, from the Victoria & Albert Museum.
From their website:
- William Morris "Daisy" Garden Tool Set
A must-have for any stylish gardener — this gorgeous gardening set of hand trowel and cultivator is part of a range of "pretty useful tools" created for the V&A.
Made by Wild and Wolf, it is decorated with a design by William Morris, a naively drawn image of meadow flowers entitled "Daisy".
The firm of Morris & Co. designed and produced a wide range of glass, tiles, furnishings and textiles which went on to become synonymous with the Arts and Crafts movement and the Victorian era as a whole.
"Daisy" was the first wallpaper pattern to be issued by the company in 1864, inspired by a wallhanging illustrated in a 15th century version of "Froissart's Chronicles".
Similar flower forms can be seen in late medieval "mille-fleurs" tapestries and in early printed herbals.
Design is from the V&A Collection.
The trowel and cultivator are made from coated aluminium.
Available from Mid May 2007 — please note that orders will not be despatched till week commencing 14 May 2007.
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I really like these. Also I think the wallpaper would be something to see even though I am NOT into wallpaper. I do like to look at it? That must be my "inner child" showing up. Anything "Daisy" is good. I have a chocolate lab that is a Daisy and she's perfect! When she looks at me she knows exactly what I am thinking. Scary!!! Funny how an animal can read a persons mind. =)
Posted by: Rhonda | May 2, 2007 12:43:17 PM
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