My Design Studio

By |2019-05-29T17:25:30+00:00April 28th, 2019|Design Projects, Our Home, Our Shop|

When Tom and I first spotted our 1928 cottage, the little garage with its dramatic hip roof in multicolored slate instantly intrigued me. After touring the house, I rushed outside to check it out.What a disappointment! The garage's interior was dark, dreary, dingy and damp. It needed a lot of [...]

Our Maine Home in Country Living

By |2019-05-29T17:25:47+00:00February 7th, 2019|Country Living Magazine, Maine, Our Home|

I have exciting news to share: our Maine home is featured in the March 2019 issue of Country Living magazine! Yay!! Read all about the renovation of our 1863 cottage in Castine. A big thanks to the entire CL team - especially Editor in Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett and Homes [...]

My Potting Shed

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00January 26th, 2019|Antique Pottery, Design Projects, Garden Ornaments, Houseplants, Instagram, Our Garden, Our Home, Topiary, Winter|

A warm greeting on this January day!I hope you are enjoying a wonderful start to 2019. I have settled into a routine of working from my design studio at home. I do love my new flexible schedule, and uniform of cozy flannel plus fuzzy slippers (on days that I'm not [...]

Shop Closing – UPDATE!

By |2019-05-29T17:24:39+00:00November 26th, 2018|Antique Pottery, Creamware, Our Shop, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! So many of you came to shop our closing sale, to say goodbye, and to wish us well - WOW! The sale has been a tremendous success, and Tom and I couldn't be more grateful. Of course we loved seeing each of you, [...]

Tone on Tone Shop CLOSING!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00October 29th, 2018|Blue and White, Books, Our Shop, Pillows, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Hello, friends -It's been a long time! It wasn't my intention to take such a lengthy blog break. Life just got busy. Since my last post in the spring, I have much to share. Tom and I were in Maine most of this past summer and, after returning to Maryland, [...]

Spring News

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00April 11th, 2018|Flowers, Martha Stewart Living, Our Home, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques|

Greetings! I hope you are well and enjoying spring's first blooms. Our daffodils, forsythias, and cherry blossoms are gorgeous and especially cheerful this season. Early spring can go from glorious to gloomy in a minute, so having these flowers in the garden, in the house, and in the shop makes [...]

Little Treasures Part 2

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00March 19th, 2018|Creamware, Flowers, Our Shop, Spring, Swedish Antiques, Topiary, White Ironstone|

Three years ago, I featured in this post a few favorite little treasures from the shop. I've often thought of following up with a part II. Well, here it is, finally! As mentioned, I love to create vignettes and tablescapes with objects arranged thoughtfully. Whether it's keepsakes from trips, recent [...]

New Design Project

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00February 5th, 2018|Design Projects, Houseplants, Mora Clocks, Pillows, Swedish Antiques|

One day after picking up her sons from school, Ali decided to do something different: take a detour onto her favorite tree-lined street dotted with storybook homes. Ali spotted a For Sale sign in front of a gracious Colonial with perfect symmetry, wide shutters, and a flat yard that would [...]

Shop News!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00January 22nd, 2018|Flowers, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Winter|

Hello, friends - I hope your new year is off to a bright and beautiful start!Speaking of bright, we've had a couple of snowfalls that dusted our cottage in โ„โ…โ† . . . As much as I love the whiteout, I'm already wishing for an early spring. It's been unbearably [...]

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