December 14, 2014
What's a 'della Robbia'?
Inspired by the work of the Italian sculptor, Luca della Robbia (1400-1482), this style of arrangement is luscious with its combination of artificial fruits and pine cones. The wreath bespeaks the holidays.
I happened upon this one on a table at a local holiday bazaar that was about to close. I had found a treasure.
When I went to pay, I asked who had made it, since it looked Pound Ridge Garden Club vintage ... and likely I knew its creator.
"You'll have to ask Virginia. She would know," said my friend at check-out.
I saw Virginia at a party today and was thrilled when she told me.
Pat Medvecky. A brilliant floral designer who was my mentor. I am honored to have this (along with an alligator handbag she once bequeathed me.)
Pat passed away several years ago , but this beautiful della Robbia is a lasting tribute to her artistry and flair.