August 30th, 2011 French Country Dream

I am most drawn to the English country houses, but this caught my eye in the September issue of  Vogue magazine. (A magazine that I do not buy on a regular basis…but I love some of the home and life style photos)  The photos are of Peter Copping’s French country get away outside Paris.  Copping […]

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Antler filled entry way

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August 26th, 2011 Animal Houses

As I start to see my new chicken coop, the “Hen Hilton”,  take form, I have wondered if it might be going a little too far in the name poultry comfort.  Then I picked up my copy of Lucinda Lambton’s Beastly Buildings and realized that my chicken house is quite modest in comparison to her […]

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My almost completed "Hen Hilton"

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August 22nd, 2011 Well Appointed Cottage

I have been working furiously to revamp the small house on our farm that we had rented for years, with the goal of renting it out to weekenders visiting the area.  My inspiration was Iris’s (Kate Winslet) cottage in the Nancy Meyers (Somethings Gotta Give, It’s Complicated) written and directed film The Holiday.   Most […]

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Warwick Farm Caretaker's Cottage kitchen

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August 16th, 2011 Fowl Women

Women and their birds.  A friend sent me a copy of a blog by artist, Susan Branch, about a woman from Martha’s Vineyard and her beloved chickens.  Her name was Nancy Luce (1814-1890) and legend has it she lived a rather lonely existence caring for her parents until their death and then falling ill herself.  Her […]

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Portrait of Nancy Luce

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August 14th, 2011 NEW RURAL SHELTER MAG

A new shelter magazine is making its debut in September….check out their website and the preview issue at www.folkmag.tumblr.com . My impressions of the online preview issue is that it looks like former Country Home editor, Mary Emmerling, meets Garden & Gun magazine.  Let’s hope it’s a success!  The eclectic country decorating crowd could use […]

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August 4th, 2011 127 Sale Bits

I hit the 127 Yard Sales early on Tuesday looking for great stuff for The Rural Society Antique & Garden Show Fall Sale.  I happened upon two British guys in Harrodsburg, Kentucky and found the Union Jack belt and the World War II Pith helmet.  The hotel silver and battery jar were unearthed in Frankfort, […]

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Arrangement of yard sale finds

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August 3rd, 2011 Zinnias and silver

I knew I had a reason for collecting all those tarnished silver sugars without lids!

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Green Envy and the orange Zahara Doublefire Zinnias

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August 1st, 2011 Garden Glamour

I was looking at a few old issues of  Gardens Illustrated and I was fascinated by these photos of British gardeners from the last century. Serious gardeners not only clipped the hedge,  they also looked flawless doing it.  The ninety degree plus days have made me envious of an era that obviously didn’t involve too […]

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Lady Burley ready for hedge trimming close up

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