Unlike Romance languages like Spanish or Italian, English posits descriptive words BEFORE the noun (Person, Place, Thing, or Idea).
For example, in Spanish we have:
LA CASA BLANCA,
However in English we have:
“The white house”
(if it were the place where the U.S. President resides we would write it, “The Whitehouse”.)
Quite often in English we connect a rather long string of descriptive words or “adjectives” before a noun. If they are different “kinds” of descriptive words then there is a standardised rule in the order of placement in the following manner:
1. Which ones did you buy?
I bought the three beautiful small old slender golden Asian wooden festive carvings
2. What was she wearing last night?
She was wearing a long yellow cotton party dress.
3. What were your clothes packed in?
They were packed in a flimsy green cardboard shipping box.
4. What are you looking for while in London?
I’m looking to buy two small English porcelain tea cups.