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Porcelain Birds

Ever since I spotted a pair of Chinese porcelain cranes at the uber chic drawing room of Ann Getty’s Parish Hadley decorated San Francisco home I have been obsessed. Their graceful lines and gorgeous turquoise bases lend the most perfectly elegant quality to any interior. As you might imagine I was thrilled to come across this outstanding collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain cranes at the Chinese Porcelain Company. Also on display are a pair of beautiful 18th century Hawks. Of note are the gilt brackets supporting this fine grouping – a nod to Stephane Boudin of the legendary firm Maison Jansen who used similar brackets to great effect in the decoration of Leeds Castle for Lady Baillie. I think I may have the perfect spot for these gorgeous creatures!


I’m wearing a minty aqua cotton Jacket by Gucci, Tom Ford shirt with french cuffs in pale blue cotton Glenn plaid, Charvet Paris retro print pocket square in pale sapphire blue and white silk, Seaman Schepps silver pearl cufflinks with pale blue sapphires, Hermes “blue jeans” blue leather belt with silver buckle, khaki pants are Gucci, Dior silver leather sneakers and the delightful jack Russell, Oliver, at my feet.


  1. David says:

    I think this is one of my favourite posts so far – I love the symmetry – but for me it prompts the question, do you have a background in mind when you pull together the outfit in the morning or do you wait all day for the perfect background to present itself? I’d love to know and congratulations anyway for a remarkably harmonious ensemble.

  2. Chris says:

    Great outfit, James!
    say, has anyone ever told you you look a lot like Colin Firth? you do!

  3. I LOVE this picture. Divine. x

  4. Wendy says:

    Love this picture too – everything comes together so well. You certainly have a gift for assembling things in a visually pleasing way.

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