Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pumpkin Fields Forever

Looks like a good harvest, doesn't it?
I wonder if this is a pick your own pumpkin field?
Hope so. They are just begging to become jackolanterns.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Yew Tree Farm, Cumbria UK

Yew Tree Farm, Lake District, England by Aidan Mincher When you see photos like this, it's easy to see why Beatrix Potter was drawn to this part of England in her later years. In 1929, when Beatrix Potter was 64 years old, the Monk Coniston estate came up for sale. The estate consisted of 2500 acres of land around the head of Coniston Water. It consisted of the well-known beauty spot Tarn Hows, seven farms including Yew Tree, Boon Crag, High Arnside, High Tilberthwaite and High Yewdale, as well as cottages, quarries and open fell land. She sold the half containing Tarn Hows to the National Trust, and bequeathed the rest of the estate to the Trust in her will. Read more here.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Beautiful leaf

This photograph is so beautiful!
My leaves are just starting to turn colors.
We are having a very late fall.
Enjoy your Sunday.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Painted Kitchen Floor

I wish I could see another view of this kitchen looking out the window. I love the gray diamonds painted on the floor. via Have a great Saturday night and a nice Sunday tomorrow. xo

Friday, October 13, 2017

Cats Wearing White Collars (Ruffs)

Marie Cécile Thijs - White Collar Series
'White Collar' is one of the newest autonomous photo projects of Marie Cécile Thijs, which she started in 2010. The models are wearing a 17th-century antique ruff collar that belongs to the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Because this collar is so delicate and rare, it was photographed by Marie Cécile Thijs separately in the Rijksmuseum and placed afterwards on her models by way of digital imaging.
She used human models too. See all of these fabulous images here. See all 14 images here.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shedding Light on the Old Stairs

I love this photo. The patina on these old stairs is so beautiful since they have never been painted. My trees are still green because it's been so warm but I am looking forward to fall color soon. via

Monday, October 9, 2017

Best Pumpkin Display Ever!

This photo from Better Homes and Gardens is the best pumpkin display ever, agreed? I would have loved being there to see them set it up.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Path of Pebbles and Brick

This path makes my heart sing! It is so charming and old fashioned. It has stood the test of time and has aged beautifully within this lovely walled garden. Do want! via

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sorting The Pumpkins

I passed a pumpkin patch near my cottage recently but it was nothing like this. The pumpkins were picked and put into HUGE boxes for transporting to a local farm market. I like this arrangement better where they are being sorted and sold on site. Have you purchased your pumpkins yet? Enjoy the long Columbus Day weekend. xo

Friday, October 6, 2017

Bookshelves under the stairs

I am always attracted to storage under the stairs and I love these open bookcases. tumblr photo

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sweater Weather is Here, Finally

Look who got a new hand-knit sweater vest! via
Darling puppy, isn't it?

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Beautiful Barn Owl

He's posing for the photographer, showing off his beautiful feathers and handsome face. via

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stunning Dutch Door w/ Screen Door

Look at this! I have never loved a door more! I have never seen one flanked by double hung windows. The brass box lock and the strap hinges are nice period details. via

Ticking Slipcovers

I have always been a fan of blue and white stripped ticking. These dining room chairs look so nice in this fabric but it must have been an expensive project unless the owner sewed them herself. They would look better around a larger table or as stand alone chairs somewhere else. via 
Can you believe it's October already? I have always said that the summer drags by and after Labor Day the days fly by and all of a sudden it's Christmas. See what I mean? It's true, so start getting ready! Smile.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Quirky Buildings in Paris

Photo by Dawne Polis
Where there's a will, there's a way. Somehow these two buildings got squeezed in and they are are all the more charming because they are not ordinary.

Gorgeous House and Setting

Simply wonderful house in the perfect setting. The addition on the right would be perfect for me. Have a great weekend. via