Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blackberry Farm's Mr. John Coykendall

Mr. John Coykendall drawing a sketch for me to take home.


Drawing by John Coykendall

Mr. John Coykendall made a lasting impression on me.  He is the master gardener at Blackberry and I had the great privilege of spending quality time with him last week in the gardens at Blackberry Farm.  But what is far more interesting about him- he is an artist and his drawings have been the inspiration for the dinner china used at the resort.  His drawings were reproduced on the dinnerware plates for the inn .   Not only is it used for serving dinner, it graces the wall on the main house dining room.  I love the orange chargers with the barn drawing in the center.  All of this dinnerware is available for purchase on line from the Blackberry Farm gift shop. We will be joining for Tablescape Thursday.


gloria said...

The dishes are lovely. Very simple but beautiful.

You can just look at the photo and know that this is a good man. Need proof? Look at that cat. Total love and trust.

Thanks for sharing.


Marlis said...

I love the simple drawings on the plates. I love his drawings period.. how nice you got to spend time with him. have a blessed weekend, xo marlis

Aledia said...

Beautiful dishes and I love the picture of Mr. John with his cat...perfect!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Aledia @ Plum Perfect

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

Very nice - original. Sounds like you had a great trip.

Barbara said...

How wonderful to meet such a special person! I love the idea of someone being a gardener and artist designing the dinnerware. He must see lovely inspiration every day.

Anonymous said...

How exciting to spend time with such a talented man.
The picture with the cat on his lap is adorable.
Sounds like you had a very special vacation.

Roz M

Emily said...

I love Blackberry Farm!! What a wonderful experience!