Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Bookplate with Pig Delivering A Book to Owner

What? The McBurneys must have had a pet pig. Their library looks quite delightful doesn't it? I would love to know more about this pig that brings books. Image found here. Bookplate was designed by William Fowler Hopson

Monday, June 26, 2017

Topiary Gardening

Loving these Rosemary topiaries and the flower frogs. Mine are doing well too. via

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Night on PBS Three Good Shows

Once again, PBS has 3 good shows in a row, tonight. Set your DVRs.

#l My Mother and Other Strangers 8:00 pm
Drama series set in 1943 following the Coyne family and their neighbors as they struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.
I watched Episode One last week and liked it.

#2 Grantchester 9:00 pm

#3 Prime Suspect: Tennison 10:00-11:30 pm

Friday, June 23, 2017

Eastman Johnson Painting

The Girl I Left Behind Me
Wouldn't you love to know the story behind this painting?
Jonathan Eastman Johnson, an American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art via

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Handsome Thoroughbred Stallion

Gorgeous Thoroughbred stallion named Tiznow. This horse is beautiful and so is his portrait. via

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Beautiful Architectural Urns

I have genuine urn envy. The classical architecture and the wonderful landscaping are simply stupendous. via

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Totally White Kitchen

Question: When is all white too much white?
Answer: Never!
This kitchen looks amazing. via

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rocking Chair Porch?

Exercise caution if rocking.
I foresee broken windows here.
Love the architecture.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Wonderful Landscape Design

I love this simple bluestone path with patches of grass between each stone. Click to see more delightful photos from this Doyle Herman Design Associates project in Southport Connecticut. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wonderful Open Porch

This open porch looks like the place to be in the summer. It rained almost all day here at my cottage but cleared up in the late afternoon. Here's hoping you are having a great weekend. via

Friday, June 16, 2017

Natural History Illustration: European Hare

This is beyond fabulous. I absolutely love this natural history illustration of The European Hare. via 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

My Peonies This Year (2017)

I only have five blooming peonies today, the pink ones. There are some secondary buds that will still produce small flowers which I also love. The white ones are all gone and so are the red ones. They were really beautiful this year, thanks to all the rain we had in May.

I took the last photo this morning. All were made with my iPhone 🌸

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summer White Paint Colors

Here's another wonderful attic space with wide board floors, walls, and ceiling. If you are in the process of choosing the perfect white paint, be sure to read Perfectly Southern Paint Colors: Summer Whites
My short heatwave is over and it is cool and pleasant this morning after a very early shower to cool down the plant life. xo

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


This wallpaper is perfect for this gorgeous dining room. Click here for a much larger photo. Aren't those windows fabulous?

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Stupendous Kitchen

What a wonderful kitchen! There are really no words. via
Have a wonderful Father's Day if you are one or if yours is still living.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Breakfast in Bed

This little room certainly does look cozy. I would enjoy morning coffee and a muffin there too while organizing my day. This must be a very old house; just look at the width of those ceiling boards. This room is shiplap at its best, way before it became trendy. via

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Welcoming Gate

If gates could talk, this one would be yelling "Welcome Home" via

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wonderful Architectural Woodwork

I love the treatment of the arch in this hallway. There are probably closets behind the double doors. Nothing beats a classic entrance hall, does it? via

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wonderful Architectural Dining Room

Absolute perfection here. I love the architectural woodwork around the windows, the deep blue paint, and, of course, the period furniture. via