October 20, 2010


Michael Devine Ltd. strives to create beautiful products that are unique and always handmade. Using the best artisans in both the USA and France, every yard of fabric or piece of china is carefully crafted and made to order.

The Garden Gate

The mystery of what’s hidden behind a garden gate always intrigued me. I spied this gate outside the walls of Chateau d' Azay le Rideau when I was visiting the Loire Valley a few weeks ago.

The simplicity of the construction and the patina of the wood made me wonder how long its been there, who made it and how many generations of gardens has it stood sentinel for? Ah the stories it could tell.