My Design Studio

By |2019-05-29T17:25:30+00:00April 28th, 2019|Design Projects, Our Home, Our Shop|

When Tom and I first spotted our 1928 cottage, the little garage with its dramatic hip roof in multicolored slate instantly intrigued me. After touring the house, I rushed outside to check it out.What a disappointment! The garage's interior was dark, dreary, dingy and damp. It needed a lot of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 โ„โ…โ† . . . As much as I love the whiteout, I'm already wishing for an early spring. It's been unbearably [...]

Christmas 2017: Antiques and the Garden

By |2019-05-29T17:18:59+00:00November 29th, 2017|Christmas, Our Home, Our Shop, Swedish Antiques, Weather Vanes, White Ironstone|

Welcome Christmas 2017 ๐ŸŒŸ It's the most wonderful time of the year!Hello, friends - Have you started decorating for Christmas and the holidays? Do you go all out with dazzling lights, seasonal colors, and a grand tree? Tom and I are nearly done and, once again, our decor is on [...]

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 [...]

Welcoming Fall

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

Dear friends, Happy FALL!ย  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, [...]

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 [...]

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