Friday, February 11, 2011

THE IRISH COUNTRY HOUSE




I recently received a copy of the new book The Irish Country House by Desmond FitzGerald,
 Knight of Glin, and James Peill. It's a stunning volume full of rich photographs and informative text that provide a window into a very unique world.  Here is what the publisher has to say about it-
"A land of legend and lore, Ireland is also home to some of the most breathtaking residences in the world, ten of which are explored in The Irish Country House. The book tours these historical homes and castles, all of which are still owned and lived in by the original families. From cabinets filled with monogrammed china to cabbage-rose slip-covered sofas nestled beneath tall Gothic windows, to lavish living rooms and bedrooms, each home reflects the multi-generations of the families who have lived there."
You can find it here.
Have a restful and relaxing weekend!

18 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

Looks like a gorgeous book! I've seen a few gorgeous homes from the outside, but have yet to tour any interiors - I'll need to add that to the list of things to do before I leave Dublin :)

Renée Finberg said...

anne,
interesting,
i was almost bout it last night but the book was sealed and i couldn't look inside.
and i wondered....

after your post....
i will go back and get it.
xxx

quintessence said...

I received this wonderful book for Christmas. It is absolutely beautiful and the rooms are so rich with history and detail that you can go back to look time and time again.

Cara said...

beautiful!

Christy said...

Sounds delightful, and I LOVE your reading glasses! Have a great weekend Anne!

PS - your chair print and the QE2 are the highlights of my Wall of Whimsy! I just LOVE them both soooo much!

MrsLittleJeans said...

I hope to visit there some day...I can only imagine...wishing you a lovely weekend Anne xoxo

Tara said...

Breathtaking! Thank you for sharing.

pve design said...

I can feel the mist of the Irish Dew.....if only I could find the pot o gold, then I'd have me an Irish country home....being born on St.Paddy's day, one thinks I would have the luck o the Irish!
pve

CDS said...

I really want to go to Ireland. This book makes me want to go even more! xoxo
ps- if you have a chance...i'd love your opinion, my BIG hair cut is today. Head over to my art blog.

Slavica at Seductively French said...

I'll have to check this book out. thanks! -Slavica

Sarah said...

This looks wonderful...I have a book about Irish Country design but this would be great to add to my collection! have a great weekend Anne! :))

Ideezine said...

Anne,

I'll have to check it out. Nothing better than surrounding yourself with great design to feed the souls of many. And add to a designer's library my own or a gift for another.

Bette

La Petite Gallery said...

This looks like a grand book. I
hope Renee buys it. Well Happy Valentine's Day.
yvonne

Nelle Somerville said...

I love your pink glasses too! Happy Valentine's Day...soon. xoxo

Karena said...

Anne have heard so many great things about this book! Now with your recommendation....

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

The Zhush said...

I would love to visit Ireland one day...looks like a great book!

Millie said...

I know it's a little early Anne, but this has gone straight to my 2011 Santa's Wish List!
Millie x

Emom said...

What a great book for a Sunday afternoon.....hope you had fun!....smiles.

 
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