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MAY-JUN 2019

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F garden containers thanks to her in-laws, the storied Morgan family of financiers and art collectors (Cecily's late husband, Paul Pennoyer, was the grandson of J. P. Morgan Jr.). She was inspired by objects like the spare Nile River vessels Morgan brought back from a trip to Egypt and urns from his rose gardens at ivy-covered Wall Hall in Aldenham, England. Today, when Virginia Newman, now co-owner of Pennoyer Newman, and Cecily's daughter, Dinny Pennoyer Nadai, display the company's wares at garden shows, they decorate their booth walls with OR LONGTIME FANS of Martha Stewart, the extraordinary collection of planters—hefty antique English lead pots, vintage concrete and limestone pieces, and contemporary specimens—used in her gardens from East Hampton to Bedford, New York, and beyond are as familiar a sight as her climbing roses, chartreuse lady's mantle, and verdant ferns. These containers' muted gray tones serve as a foil for all the lively colors of the flora she cultivates. But even the keenest observer might be uncertain which vessels are old and which are new because some of Stewart's planters were crafted by Pennoyer Newman, a New York firm known for casting resilient, lightweight, weather-braving pots based on estate finds. Cecily Pennoyer founded the casting company in 1989, using resin mixed with pummeled marble and rock to create innovative doppelgangers of antiques. Her special blend allowed moss and lichens to grow on the exterior, giving her pots organic patina. Along with her interest in science and passion for art history, Cecily had an unusual familiarity with M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9 | 53

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