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Bringing Tuscany Home - Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy-logo

Bringing Tuscany Home - Sensuous Style From the Heart of Italy

Frances Mayes

I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house-where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how Bramasole traveled to America and took root, how the doors there are open to the breeze from San Pablo bay and to the distant view of Mount Tamalpais, how the table has expanded and the garden has burgeoned… The "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) now offers a lavishly illustrated book for everyone who dreams of integrating the Tuscan lifestyle-from home decoration and cooking, to eating and drinking, to gardening, socializing, and celebrating-into their own lives. When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three bestselling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life. In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to: • Choose a Tuscan color palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue. • Personalize a room with fanciful door frames, unique painted furniture, and fresco murals. • Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terra-cotta urns among the herbs and flowers • Select the best Italian vino. (Frances describes lunches at regional vineyards and imparts tips for pairing food and wine.) • Create an atmosphere of irresistible, anytime hospitality-a casa aperta (open home). • Make primo finds at local antiques markets. (And to help truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included.) • Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage

I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house-where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how Bramasole traveled to America and took root, how the doors there are open to the breeze from San Pablo bay and to the distant view of Mount Tamalpais, how the table has expanded and the garden has burgeoned… The "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) now offers a lavishly illustrated book for everyone who dreams of integrating the Tuscan lifestyle-from home decoration and cooking, to eating and drinking, to gardening, socializing, and celebrating-into their own lives. When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three bestselling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life. In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to: • Choose a Tuscan color palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue. • Personalize a room with fanciful door frames, unique painted furniture, and fresco murals. • Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terra-cotta urns among the herbs and flowers • Select the best Italian vino. (Frances describes lunches at regional vineyards and imparts tips for pairing food and wine.) • Create an atmosphere of irresistible, anytime hospitality-a casa aperta (open home). • Make primo finds at local antiques markets. (And to help truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included.) • Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage
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I always imagine each of the signoras who lived in this house-where she shelled peas, rocked the grandchild, placed a vase of the pink roses. Now I would like to take one of these women back to my house in California to show her how Bramasole traveled to America and took root, how the doors there are open to the breeze from San Pablo bay and to the distant view of Mount Tamalpais, how the table has expanded and the garden has burgeoned… The "bard of Tuscany" (New York Times) now offers a lavishly illustrated book for everyone who dreams of integrating the Tuscan lifestyle-from home decoration and cooking, to eating and drinking, to gardening, socializing, and celebrating-into their own lives. When Frances Mayes fell in love with Tuscany and Bramasole, millions of readers basked in the experience through her three bestselling memoirs. Now Frances and her husband, In Tuscany coauthor Edward, share the essence of Tuscan life as they have lived it, with specific ideas and inspiration for readers stateside to bring the beauty and spirit of Tuscany into their own home decor, meals, gardens, entertaining and, most important, outlook on life. In her inimitable warm and evocative tone, Frances helps readers develop an eye for authentic Tuscan style, with advice on how to: • Choose a Tuscan color palette for the home, from earthy apricot tones to invigorating shades of antique blue. • Personalize a room with fanciful door frames, unique painted furniture, and fresco murals. • Cultivate a Tuscan garden, adding fountains, vine-covered pergolas, and terra-cotta urns among the herbs and flowers • Select the best Italian vino. (Frances describes lunches at regional vineyards and imparts tips for pairing food and wine.) • Create an atmosphere of irresistible, anytime hospitality-a casa aperta (open home). • Make primo finds at local antiques markets. (And to help truly bring Tuscany home, shipping advice and market days for several Tuscan towns are included.) • Set an imaginative Tuscan table using majolica and vintage

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Mayes

Length:

3h 36m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:12


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:25


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:32


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:27


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:48


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:26


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:41


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:41


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:35


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:42


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:57


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:23


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:19


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:00


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:03


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:30


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:43


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:26