Monday, September 25, 2017

Greek Revival Cottage in NC

This charming Greek Revival cottage is located in Warren County, North Carolina. Somehow these cottages keep finding me so I can share them with you!
This image was taken by Watson Brown. You can find him on Instagram at @planterboy

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Owl Garden Art from Recycled Objects

Recycled ranch relics - by Ron Smith, USA. The birds like this owl and so do I. Have a great Sunday; it's going to be hot here getting up to 88°.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Amazing Before and After 1820 Renovation

If you look closely, this cottage is still the same, just better. Most people would have torn it down, right? Aren't you glad they had the vision to see what it could be, again? I'm so happy for the cottage and the new owners. It's fabulous! 1820 Historic Mississippi Farmhouse read the article and see interior photos too. Stunning restoration! See many more photos at Country Living Magazine.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Rabbit Warren

Oh my goodness, how very sweet. Have you ever seen anything cuter? I always thought rabbit warrens were much deeper. I count six sleeping bunnies looking so peaceful. Have a great weekend. Happy first partial day of fall too. It was quite hot here today, around 88° and the weekend will be hot as well. We had a cool August and now we are having a hot fall. xo

Watch This Pie Crust Video

Above photo found on Google Images
Pie season is upon us. A friend sent me this delightful video on how to make decorative top crusts. Watch it and be amazed. Now I want pie!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Walk-in Fireplace, New Old House

New construction. Looks Old.
Cornwall, Connecticut
More pics here.
Love it all.

Great Book Quote

We lose ourselves in books. 
We find ourselves there too.
Great Graphic.
Well Said!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mama Owl Showing Her Babies

Aren't they cute? I never knew owls had such big families. The juveniles look like they are wearig black eye masks. via

Tiny Cottage Love

I like this sweet unlandscaped cottage in the woods. Wouldn't you like to see the inside? I would. via

Monday, September 18, 2017

Great Rescue Dog Story

The story of Reilly: a thrice-rejected Southern dog who stayed in the South and managed to have it all: family, career, public service, and his own Facebook page.
A great story about a rescue dog who was having a hard time finding a permanent home until he found his true calling. Enjoy! Now I want to visit Airlie Gardens, a public garden in Wilmington North Carolina with more than 100,000 azaleas, an unspecified number of camellias, magnolias, and wisteria, a 467-year-old oak, a butterfly house, and lakes.

Blackberries in a Basket: August Laux

August Laux 1847-1921
This lovely painting perfectly illustrates this time of year. Eat all the fresh local fruit you can because soon there will be no more. via

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Outdoor Dining with String Lights

This photo is delightful. Crunchy leaves underfoot and a string of lights between two trees overhead. The first day of fall is this Friday, September 22nd. We've had some cool weather but today was pretty warm. I have been sorting summer clothes to donate and put away for next year. Pretty soon it will be cool weather clothing only. Enjoy your Sunday evening. xo
I found the website that tells all about this fall gathering with many more photos and the story behind the evening party.

Perfect Spot to Sit and Read

This chair looks very comfortable and it has a matching ottoman and to me, that's a huge plus. The lamp is on the left and there's a side table. I love the mahogany piece against the wall and the free-standing bookcase. I wish I could see the rest of the room before I declare it perfect. via

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Gorgeous Entry Gate

This gate is truly beautiful and is perfect for the brick path and pillars. A fine woodworker executed a gorgeous design. via

Wooden Drainboard Love

There are many things to get excited about in this photo. I'm mad about the long, deep window ledge and the wooden drainboard. It looks like an old fashioned kitchen that has had a slight facelift but still looks old. Enjoy one of the last weekends of summer. xo 

Friday, September 15, 2017

Inside and Outside Simultaneously

I love French doors that open out but you have to consider deep snow if you live in the Northeast. This setting is stunning and I am sure the interior is too. via

The Nicest Office

This would be great for me. I could have all of my research books in one place and plenty of room for my tall flat files full of prints and maps. Love it. Would like to see the rest of this room please. via

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Porch with Fireplace

This is the perfect time of year for a porch like this. Bring on the hot chocolate, marshmallows on a stick, and hot spiced cider. via

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Beautiful Brick Garden Paths

Absolute perfection. All of it. The home, the roof, the rustic pergola, the fence/trellis, the garden gate, the brick paths, and the flowers. via