An empty room doesn't seem quite so empty if there are great potted plants. I love these fern stands. via
Friday, February 24, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
I had a mild case of the flu this week and took care of myself so I am well now. Thank goodness it didn't linger.
I have posted this bookplate before in a gardening book. This miniature volume is on quotations in foreign languages. The apple is for scale.
No wealthy monarch can possess
A greater store of happiness
Than can be found in happiness
Of birds and books and flowers.
C. A. Maude Eden
Monday, February 20, 2017
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Happy Presidents Day
"A president's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right."
Lyndon Johnson, 1963-1969
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!
This is the final version of a photo taken from my car after cropping.
I didn't like this view with the sign.
Next month they will hang shamrocks and in April there will be Easter Eggs. So fun and I am glad it's around the corner from my cottage.
Sunday, February 12, 2017
It is very wet, cold, and raw outside my cottage and everything is covered with ice. I am sure the local sheep would welcome scarves if they were outside but hopefully they are all in their barns. via
Enjoy the Grammys tonight and don't forget to watch VICTORIA too. xo
Friday, February 10, 2017
Read more about this series on Wikipedia here.
Set around trials at the Old Bailey (Central Criminal Court) in Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice, Garrow's Law is a legal drama inspired by the life of pioneering barrister William Garrow. He is credited with coining the English phrase “presumed innocent until proven guilty” used in common law.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
You would have to mind your head when getting up in the morning but I dearly love what I see in this charming attic bedroom. The ticking duvet cover and pillow cases are perfect. via
Monday, February 6, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Another Beatrix Potter watercolor that's new to me.
TWO RABBITS WITH A SLEDGE IN THE SNOW
TWO RABBITS WITH A SLEDGE IN THE SNOW
Thursday, February 2, 2017
I have this setup in my attic for my desktop computer desk. I used a very large storm shutter in blue paint from an old house as the top. Works perfectly and I love this idea for a kitchen island. It is an especially great idea if you are renting.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Monday, January 30, 2017
Sunday, January 29, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Thursday, January 26, 2017
It seems like yesterday, but this photo was taken sometime between 1973 and 1975 when I lived in Mendham, NJ with a Far Hills mailing address. I still have this hat and it's my favorite. Miss you, Anna.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
I love the double porcelain sink. Not sure about the stacked cement brick/blocks for the counter and backsplash. They are perfectly imperfect and that would probably bother me. I think I would like this setup better in a laundry room instead of a kitchen. Anyway, it's very interesting. via
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Good idea. via I have a friend who can attest to this rule. The family put in a state of the art play room in the basement of their new home for their four young children and they never wanted to go down there to play. It was too far from the large country kitchen that was the real heart of the house. It wasn't until the children became teens and tweens that they ventured down there. When they were young, they wanted to be around the parents. As they got older, they wanted to get away from them. Smile. Such is life!
Monday, January 23, 2017
Sunday, January 22, 2017
The main residence on the grounds was built in 1840 and is the subject of Williams’s best-selling "An Affair with a House".
Left to right: A loggia off the carriage house; baskets and birdhouses in the potting shed.
Detail of one of her gardens.
One of the world’s most respected interior designers has spent her career teaching folks that style doesn’t trump comfort—and that there should always be room for the dogs.
Bunny with one of her many dogs.
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Friday, January 20, 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017
It's way too warm at my house for any frost on the leaves. We are having the strangest winter in New Jersey and I'm not complaining. Light snows followed by quick melting followed by rain followed by warm days followed by more light snow. It's a good weather pattern and I hope it continues. xo