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 [...]

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 [...]

Welcome to Castine, Maine!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:33+00:00July 18th, 2014|Castine, Historic Homes, Maine, Travels|

Are we there, yet? Almost! Yes, the road to Castine is long and winding, but this coastal gem is worth the drive, a visit and certainly an extended stay. What makes Castine so special? Its rich 400-year-old history? Perhaps its idyllic peninsula setting situated on one of New England's deepest [...]

Storm Doors – Ideas and Inspirations

By |2019-05-29T17:18:30+00:00May 11th, 2014|Front Doors, Historic Homes, Maine|

One of my favorite morning rituals is to take the dogs for long, leisurely walks. It's a friendly way to catch up with neighbors, as well as find out what's new and exciting. It's also a wonderful opportunity to study the neighborhood decor - see what paint colors work with, [...]

Early Spring at Sissinghurst

By |2019-05-29T17:18:27+00:00March 31st, 2014|Flowers, Garden Ornaments, Garden Tours, Historic Homes, Spring, Travels|

As self taught gardeners, Tom and I spend a great deal of time and effort designing, cultivating and nurturing our gardens. We've planted every single tree, shrub, perennial and bulb ourselves. We also do all the pruning, watering, weeding, etc., etc. Of course some plants just don't make it despite [...]

A Wintery White New Year!

By |2019-05-29T17:18:24+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Castine, Christmas, Historic Homes, Maine, Travels|

Happy New Year! We just came home from a winter wonderland in Maine. It was very cold, and the landscape was calm, fresh and ethereal. May your 2014 be just as beautiful and peaceful! My very best~ Loi A country lane glazed in snow and ice. All is quiet around [...]

Our New Home

By |2019-05-29T17:18:22+00:00December 5th, 2013|Castine, Historic Homes, Maine, Museums, Our Home, Travels|

Hello ~ Happy December! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was even more meaningful for us. After searching for a few years, we are grateful to have finally closed on a family vacation home. I have to say the search was exciting but quite challenging and frustrating [...]

Swedish Style Light Floors

By |2019-05-29T17:18:16+00:00August 26th, 2013|Design Projects, Historic Homes, Mora Clocks, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, White Ironstone|

Yes, I love light-colored floors! And I often receive questions about our bleached floors. So let me share what I know. Let's get started! Whitewashed floors have been around for hundreds of years in Sweden and Scandinavia. Because the Nordic winters are so long and dark, having light-colored floors help [...]

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