Monday, April 24, 2017

Charming Service Door

The simple geometry of this charming service door at the David Peden house by Harrie T. Lindeberg is just one example of the work of this great architect of the 20th century. I love it. Found on Instagram

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Unusual House Pet in Diapers

This photo caught me by surprise and I suppose you weren't expecting a lamb either, were you? via
Have a great weekend!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Thursday, April 20, 2017

New House, Looks Old

Very nice, indeed. An architectural firm in Birmingham, Alabama built this charming English stucco home. See more exterior photos here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

English Cottage and Gardens

Everyone has gardening on the brain this time of year and these are very inspiring. via

Saturday, April 15, 2017

A Plant Table + A Great Bathroom Sink

This would be a great place to work on your plants and photograph them for the Internet. via

Just look at that sink! It's like a small bathtub and would be so handy in so many ways. It looks vintage and I'll bet it is. So Nice! via

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ferne Park House

Ferne House is a country house in the parish of Donhead St Andrew in Wiltshire, England. There has been a settlement on the site since 1225 AD. The current house, known as Ferne Park and the third to occupy the site, was designed by architect Quinlan Terry in 2001. The estate grounds straddle both Donhead St Andrew and Berwick St John parishes.
text from Wikipedia I had no idea this was a new house!!! Image source

Wisdom of the Rolling Stones

So very true.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

1903 Easter Cover PUCK Magazine

PUCK MAGAZINE: 1903 Easter Cover. The Easter Bunny with a basket of decorated eggs and a careless girl gathering them in her apron. Chromolithograph by L.M. Glackens, 1903.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Walk-In Pantry

This kitchen looks nice but the pantry is awesome! via

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Wise Advise from a Farmer's Wife

Wise Advice from a Farmer’s Wife
Whenever you return a borrowed pie pan, make sure it’s got a warm pie in it.
Invite lots of folks to supper. You can always add more water to the soup.
There’s no such thing as woman’s work on a farm. There’s just work.
Make home a happy place for the children. Everybody returns to their happy place.
Always keep a small light on in the kitchen window at night.
If your man gets his truck stuck in the field, don’t go in after him. Throw him a rope and pull him out with the tractor.
Keep the kerosene lamp away from the the milk cow’s leg.
It’s a whole lot easier to get breakfast from a chicken than a pig.
Always pat the chickens when you take their eggs.
It’s easy to clean an empty house, but hard to live in one.
All children spill milk. Learn to smile and wipe it up.
Homemade’s always better'n store bought.
A tongue’s like a knife. The sharper it is the deeper it cuts.
A good neighbor always knows when to visit and when to leave.
A city dog wants to run out the door, but a country dog stays on the porch ‘cause he’s not fenced-in.
Always light birthday candles from the middle outward.
Nothin’ gets the frustrations out better'n splittn’ wood.
The longer dress hem, the more trusting the husband.
Enjoy doing your children’s laundry. Some day they’ll be gone.
You’ll never catch a runnin’ chicken but if you throw seed around the back door you’ll have a skillet full by supper.
Biscuits brown better with a little butter brushed on 'em.
Check your shoelaces before runnin’ to help somebody.
Visit old people who can’t get out. Some day you’ll be one.
The softer you talk, the closer folks’ll listen.
The colder the outhouse, the warmer the bed.

Pansy Perfection

Do you love pansies as much as I do?
I must buy some this week!
Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Mass Planting of Crocuses

I photographed these crocuses at my office on Wednesday after viewing some houses. I think they were probably beaten down by the torrential rain we had all day on Thursday. I hope they survived. I worked outside today and it felt so good. We had nippy weather requiring a wool scarf around my neck, just the kind of day I needed for hard work. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. xo

Cold Puppy

Yup. This photo pretty much describes the temperature outside. Sunny but Cold! Enjoy your Saturday. xo via

Friday, April 7, 2017

Spring. Colonial Williamsburg

Spring at Colonial Williamsburg via
I dearly love the tiny outbuildings and I know you do too. Have a great weekend. xo

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pantry Envy

I recently read something that said the three things that give you great returns in home improvement are LIBRARY, LAUNDRY, AND LARDER. This pantry (larder) is a great example. via