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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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