favorite shop: simon pearce

My love affair with Simon Pearce started 30 years ago when I was given six small hand blown glass bowls as a wedding gift.  Years later when those much loved bowls went missing after a catered event, the wonderful people at Simon Pearce remade six more just like them.  No small thing since those bowls had been discontinued for years! Continue reading

scenes from a modern vermont farmhouse

Spring was my favorite season growing up in New England.  Everything is fresh, green and blooming.  Needless to say, I was excited to be visiting my parents Vermont farmhouse in early June. Continue reading

favorite shop: green peak elements

Since posting photos of my parents Vermont farmhouse, I’ve fielded questions about the vintage lighting in their kitchen and entry hall.  In the center of Manchester, Vermont is a gem of a shop chock full of everything from lights that owner Brad Andres customizes for his clientele, to all manner of quirky interesting finds.  Green Peak Elements is also a veritable gold mine for those seeking antiques and collectibles! Continue reading

vermont farmhouse part two

This week, I thought I’d share a few more photos of the progress at my parent’s Vermont farmhouse.  The two of them have been very busy since my visit in June. They are a dynamic duo, my dad the carpenter, and my mom with the creative flair. Here are a few of the changes… Continue reading

7 things i love about my parents Vermont Farmhouse Kitchen

If you’ve been following me on Instagram , you know that I recently was in Vermont helping my parents who have been working nonstop on building their dream farmhouse. While there is still much to be done, the kitchen is nearly complete and I am blown away!  I think it just may be my favorite kitchen ever.  Here are 5 things I absolutely love about it…I lied…how about 7?  There are more than that but I don’t want this post to turn into a novel! Continue reading