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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Early Spring

By |2019-05-29T17:18:43+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Garden Ornaments, Our Garden, Our Home|

It's 5:00 somewhere! Time for cocktails on the veranda!! Don't you love spring? :) This is such a busy but exciting season. There is much to do in the garden: cutting back deadwood, dividing crowded perennials, mulching beds, fertilizing plants and trees, etc. Please don't forget your street trees. Everywhere [...]

Our Home, Part 1

By |2019-05-29T17:18:39+00:00January 4th, 2015|Design Projects, Kitchens, Our Garden, Our Home, Swedish Antiques|

W E L C O M E    2 0 1 5  ~ A happy and healthy new year to all. I made just one resolution: to wake up early! For the record, I've already broken it :( Ohhhhhh, well! After the bustle of the holidays, this is the time to [...]

Catching Up

By |2019-05-29T17:18:33+00:00August 14th, 2014|Castine, Creamware, Maine, Our Garden, Our Home, Travels|

"Fairest of the months!  Ripe summer's queen  The hey-day of the year  With robes that gleam with sunny sheen  Sweet August doth appear."  ~ R. Combe Miller Well, hello! It's been a while. How did we get to mid August so quickly? Tom and I have been dividing our summer [...]

More Southern Living Photos: Our Blue Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:29+00:00April 28th, 2014|Blue Gardens, Our Garden, Southern Living Magazine|

Greetings ~ For those who celebrated Easter (I know I'm a bit late here), I hope your day was filled with family, food and flowers. We usually join Tom's family for Easter brunch, and it is always a special gathering with pretty spring blooms and delicious food. However, this past [...]

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