Madame Agnès & The Mademoiselle
by petal & pins
This week I’m excited to have a new stockist for my Garden Fairy’s wardrobe cards in the north of the state.
I posted off a selection to The Brown Dog in Stanley, so if you find yourself in the beautiful north west of Tasmania do visit the store. It’s given me yet another reason why I must plot a road trip north but in the mean time – in honour of the store’s name – I’m posting a photo of Agnes my Labradoodle.
Agnes is named after Madame Agnès, a French milliner who was famous for cutting her elegant brims while they were being worn by her clients. Madame Agnès established her salon on the rue du Faubourg Saint Honore in 1917 – the same year my house was built (I love serendipitous coincidences)!
Agnes is photographed on the front verandah with a heart of Cécile Brunner roses. The book ‘Naming of the rose’ by Roger Mann says the original name for the rose was actually ‘Mademoiselle Cécile Brunner’ named after ‘the charming daughter of M.Ulrich Brunner, rose-grower of Lausanne’ by M. Pernet-Ducher as a tribute to his senior colleague and rival. Its American nickname is the Sweetheart Rose.
I am lucky to have half a dozen bushes of Cécile Brunner roses in my garden. I posted a Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe dress using them last November and below is a new design which is coming soon to my Spring/Summer 13/14 range of cards.