Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Don't fence me in

Unless it's a beauty like this one! After yesterdays post, celebrated blog commenter Toby Worthington contacted me with this fence he designed for his own house.
Toby based the design on a fence in upstate New York found in a book by a local architect. The design complements his 1860s Gothic painted brick house; Now THATS something I'd want to see, how about you? Thanks for sharing, Toby!!

24 comments:

Tara Dillard said...

That's not a fence.

It's GARDEN JEWElRY!!

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Karena said...

Now that is a wow!! Very unique and original, love the post tops. Thanks Toby and Stefan for sharing.

Karena
Art by Karena

MonsieurMonsieur said...

Do you include walls in the term "fencing"? If so, Jefferson's serpentine garden walls should definitely be featured. I love a brick wall.

http://a-textured-life.blogspot.com/

The Shiny Pebble said...

Fabulous! Please show us more of this home. I'd love to take a peek through that fence to see what delightful secrets hide behind it. :)

Terry said...

Bravo. It doesn't need to fence anything in or out. It invites us to look through and beyond. It embraces those on the other side.

pve design said...

Oh what a lovely fence. It is so inviting.
pve

home before dark said...

I have seen a glimpse of this beauty somewhere before and am so glad the blissfully talented Mr. Worthington (most apt name by the way) shared a larger view. I agree, this is garden art/jewelry. Maybe you can cajole more pics of this garden which appears perhaps to mostly white and green (sigh). It shows a loving but carefully edited sense of style. And would we have expected less?

Rose C'est La Vie said...

No more than we would expect from the exquisite Mr. Worthington. I'd copy it if I had anywhere to put it.
I join the clamour to see the rest.

Toby Worthington said...

Home Before Dark, you nailed it. It's a green and white garden with splashes of purple. Though last year one of the Iceberg Roses produced a rogue branch bearing scarlet blossoms. It was nature's way of giving me The Finger, I suspect.
Thanks everyone, for the kind responses; and thanks
again Stefan, for including my Gothick Fence in your
distinguished blog.

David said...

I'm with Tara, that's way more than a fence. Well done Mr. Worthington.

Emily Evans Eerdmans said...

It's not just a fence - it's a whole mise en scene! Everything but everything conjures up the most perfect romantic mood - from the plantings, stone ledge, to the paint color... Thank you for sharing! EEE

Jessica said...

Please...a peak, one tiny little peak of what shares the soil with this beautiful fence that seems to be from another time & place.

Renee Finberg said...

it is great looking.
but it wouldn't be the same without the stones along it's sides.

xx

La Petite Gallery said...

That is gorgeous, I love fences and a fence keeps a good neighbor.

yvonne

Rose C'est La Vie said...

Oh dear, I had a senior syntax moment. I meant to say that this fence is no l e s s than we would expect from Toby Worthington's inspired eye and hand. Adorable.

Kwana said...

It's gorgeous! I can see lots of happy people posing by that beauty.

Cote de Texas said...

ok, now i am REALLY mad!!!! Toby aka - should i reveal his real name here???? - showed me these pictures long ago and wouldn't let me post them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok - Toby - I'm going to post "THE" portrait!!! I swear I am!!! Don't push me anymore. I swear!!!!!! hmph.

Debra Phillips said...

as a fence and gate fanatic this beats most i have seen. perfect proportion, details, surround and color. bravo to toby!

i concur.....we must see more, this is a teaser

debra

Anonymous said...

To paraphrase Richard Nixon, it is indeed a great fence. Bravo!

I also tip my hat to Tara for a great sense of humor and clever turn of phrase. Brava!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Stefan,

I need your insight on this last post I just wrote whenever you have a chance. It is somewhat an architectural bit, but I'm not qualified to really call it so. Feel free to correct me... Thanks a bunch.

http://theshinypebble.blogspot.com/2010/03/great-debate-yoga-pagoda-vs-yoga-yurt.html

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Makes my picket fence look exceptionally pathetic. I clearly shall have to get my fencing up to Worthington snuff.

The Shiny Pebble said...

Thank you, luv.

Angela said...

Simply stunning! Does Mr. Worthington have a blogspot? I would like to look at more of his beautiful designs.

Have a good weekend!

Angela

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Gorgeous! it had tons of character. Thanks for sharing his great fence with us.