Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Love This Bathing Nook

I love the bathing nook in this classic vintage-inspired bathroom designed by Nancy Boszhardt. I know her personally and she has the best taste!


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Be Glad When People Say No

I would have to agree with this. Something has to be almost impossible before I will ask for help. I love being able to do almost anything and everything myself. I'm fine as long as it doesn't have a motor, then I'm clueless.



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It's Not Easy Building A Dream House






Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948) ~ I never tire of watching this movie. How about you? Nobody ever said it was easy, especially if you are the architect.



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Wonderful Well-Stocked Pantry

Do want this wonderful well-stocked open pantry. I just love looking at all those jars and storage baskets, don't you? It's organization at its best.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

It's Time To Call It A Day

Don't you love this giant clock on this beautiful paneled wall? I think it's absolutely wonderful. Nothing else is necessary and would be overpowered by this timepiece anyway. You wouldn't have any excuse for being late if you lived in this household, would you? I'm tuckered out from dealing with this dreadful weather today. See you tomorrow. Goodnight, Rosemary.


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Ancient English Village

I would so love to be here in this ancient village today. I wouldn't even mind if it were raining.


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Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 7


It's always a shame when family traditions go down the drain, isn't it? It really is worth the effort to keep them going...so push on.



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Beautiful Climbing Roses

Aren't these climbing roses beautiful on this carriage house?

There are no words for the wind and rain at my house today. Webster and I just got back from our morning walk to check our trenches. They are all working nicely because I cleaned out all the leaves yesterday. All the water is going away from the house and this is a good thing. Hope you are nice and dry at your house. We've had a lot of rain lately and it's only March. What will April bring?


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Monday, March 29, 2010

Beautiful Vista In New Jersey

I used to live next door to this farm when I first moved to New Jersey in 1973. The Roxiticus Valley is one of the most beautiful sections of Morris County. I had to pinch myself every day country girl that I am. Living in New York City wasn't my cup of tea.



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Fabric Basket, Bin, Bucket Tutorials (Sewing)

Tutorial: Fabric Basket

No-interfacing Storage Basket Tutorial

Square-bottomed canvas bucket with TUTORIAL

Collapsible Storage Baskets

I have often admired some of these crafts on Etsy but have wanted to make my own. Now I can and so can you. Thank me later. The first one would be good for Easter. It's not necessary do do the little pieces sewn together if you have a nice print you want to use instead. I'm excited, aren't you?

Original source for these tutorials found @ How About Orange but some were no longer available or missing pages.



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Great Office With Cubbies

I could work here and be so happy as long as I had a comfortable chair instead of this stool and an outside view to the left of the computer screen. I actually once converted a walk-in closet into an office and loved it.


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English Country In The Smoky Mountains

Toad Hall is composed of five log cabins set in the wooded foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee.

At one end of the great room, the open kitchen is a master chef’s kitchen. The pair of French still lifes are 18th century. The oak rack is 19th-century English.

The bedroom’s walls and ceiling inspired the high-contrast palette of the furnishings, including the cream bed hangings for the hickory-log four-poster.

The porch—“an extension of the great room”—looks out to Tadpole Cottage, left, and another outbuilding called The Writer’s Cottage. The wonderful porch is decorated in the casual vernacular that relates to the architecture of a log cabin.

Tadpole Cottage, a two-room pondside folly, is used exclusively by guests. The couple—the visionaries behind the nearby luxury hotel Blackberry Farm—built all the cabins from antique timbers. Read A Tale of Toad Hall.


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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Wonderful Playroom

Don't you love the hand prints decorating the walls? Such a nice happy basement space. Hope your day was filled with fun. See you tomorrow, Rosemary.



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Life's Little Instruction Book | Volume II | Page 6


I have always wondered how the son turned out with all of this sage advice from his wonderful father? Does anybody know? Isn't #535 the sweetest thing you've ever read? Swoon.



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