Autumn in Maine

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00October 17th, 2017|Autumn, Blue and White, Castine, Historic Homes, Maine, Our Home|

Fall is such a brilliant time of the year! It's as if Mother Nature took a brush and painted everything in the most fiery shades of the spectrum. Though I'm a devotee of all things pale, I simply cannot resist fall's vibrancy.Recently Tom and I traveled to Maine to check [...]

In the Limelight

By |2019-05-29T17:18:53+00:00August 26th, 2016|Castine, Flowers, Historic Homes, Maine, Our Garden, Our Home|

Hello! Welcome back!Where did summer go? There is still another month left, but with the bombardment of fall catalogs and the start of school (which is earlier each year) it sure seems like summer is being pushed aside. Well, I'm not ready for fall yet (except, maybe, for the arrival [...]

Highlights of the Castine House and Garden Tour!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:52+00:00July 21st, 2016|Castine, Flowers, Garden Tours, House Tours, Maine, Our Garden, Our Home|

It's July and that means summer in Maine! Summer in Maine means lobsters, blueberries, sailing as well as house and garden tours.I'm thrilled to say that the 2016 Castine House & Garden Tour, sponsored by the Castine Historical Society, was a huge hit with record attendance! From the 18 featured [...]

Castine House And Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00June 11th, 2016|Castine, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Museums, Our Home|

There is much to see and do in seaside Castine: golfing, sailing, kayaking, hiking, biking, playing tennis, museum going, shopping, dining, and relaxing on the beach. And this time of year, when Castine's weather is picture perfect, come experience our charming town - you'll be in for a treat!Speaking of [...]

Our Maine Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00March 1st, 2016|Art, Castine, Design Projects, Historic Homes, House Tours, Maine, Our Home, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

How many more weeks did Mr. Groundhog say until spring? It's been such an extreme winter in DC. I'm getting restless. At our former home, this is the time I start checking on my early bulbs for signs of life in the garden. Come this spring, I'm excited to have [...]

Ironstone: Harmony in White

By |2019-05-29T17:18:50+00:00January 5th, 2016|Castine, Maine, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Happy New Year!I hope your holiday season was filled with family, friends and festivities. After all the buzz, I'm ready for calm. And after all the color saturation, I'm ready to welcome back a bit of Tone on Tone :) Let's start 2016 with a favorite: white ironstone. For those [...]

Castine Fall Foliage

By |2019-05-29T17:18:48+00:00October 25th, 2015|Autumn, Castine, Maine, Our Home, Travels|

It's foliage season once again in New England. Maine, which is nearly half of New England and predominately forested, is ablaze with fall colors now. Maine's hilly terrain, red blueberry fields and water reflections all heighten nature's brilliant display. So go see the golden birches, fiery maples and scarlet oaks [...]

Our Summer + Guest Bedroom in Castine, Maine

By |2019-05-29T17:18:47+00:00August 24th, 2015|Blue and White, Castine, Maine, Our Home, Travels|

Hello, and welcome back ~Hope you've had a relaxing and fun summer. Didn't this season fly by? There is still plenty of good weather ahead, so let's not bid summer farewell just yet. I plan on enjoying a few garden walks in DC - Dumbarton Oaks and Hillwood are two [...]

Hermione in Castine, Maine

By |2019-05-29T17:18:47+00:00July 25th, 2015|Castine, Maine, Travels|

It was an overcast, cool morning in Castine; typical Maine weather. But this was no typical morning at all. There was a buzz brewing beneath the calm throughout our seaside town. Welcome banners and festive flags lined the streets, punctuating this gray morning with pops of color. And down at [...]

Castine: Our Kitchen, Memorial Day And L’Hermione

By |2019-05-29T17:18:44+00:00June 6th, 2015|Castine, Maine, Our Home, Travels|

Though summer officially starts June 21st, it already feels like it with the long days. There is a sense of ease in the air. Traffic appears gentler, parking seems easier, and the ice cream truck is back in action :) I really look forward to these days, and try to squeeze [...]

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