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 [...]

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 ❄❅❆ . . . As much as I love the whiteout, I'm already wishing for an early spring. It's been unbearably [...]

Welcoming Fall

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00October 5th, 2017|Antique Pottery, Autumn, Flowers, Our Garden, Our Home|

Dear friends, Happy FALL!  Finally, it's cooler - yay! I want to let you know that I'm still here, and have not abandoned my blog. Lots of new posts in the works, including a preview of our new shipment that's en route, so please stay tuned. After returning from Maine, [...]

Maine Blooms and a Garden Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:56+00:00July 30th, 2017|Flowers, Front Doors, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Maine|

Happy summer, friends! Can we chat gardens? For many of us, this time of year is about sitting back and enjoying summer's abundant blooms such as crape myrtles, daylilies, hydrangeas, etc. Yes, there's weeding plus watering, but most of the season's chores are done. Until recently, I thought that the [...]

Summer House Tour

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00June 13th, 2017|Flowers, Instagram, Kitchens, Mora Clocks, Our Home|

Hello, there - Remember me? It's been too long! Tom and I are 95% finished with our renovation here in Maryland. We're almost done in Maine, too. The pace of the last ten months has been fast and furious. Let's back up to September 2016. We sold our historic house [...]

Spring at Our Cottage

By |2019-05-29T17:18:55+00:00March 29th, 2017|Flowers, Our Garden, Our Home, Spring, White Ironstone|

Spring has sprung in DC, AGAIN! After being teased repeatedly by Mother Nature, it finally feels like spring is here to stay. Tom and I couldn't be more thrilled!The gardens at our cottage are brimming with fresh growth. Every day brings new discoveries. From muscaris to scillas, there are thousands [...]

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 [...]

Arrangements in White

By |2019-05-29T17:18:51+00:00April 10th, 2016|Featured Designers, Flowers, Instagram, Our Shop, Spring, White Ironstone|

Is there a prettier season than spring? Just walk outside and behold: all of nature is in BLOOM! So grab your clippers and bring a few branches, blooms and buds to enjoy inside. Even in the simplest vase, it's sure to cheer up any room. Speaking of vases, I recently [...]

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