This week I had so much fun putting together a spectral dining room for Remodelista’s Dark Shadows week. Though it took some time and effort, it hardly felt like work.
As I said in my open to the Remodelista piece, “Good Halloween decor begins with a ghost story. Mine is about a ladies luncheon that’s gone on waaaay too long.” To create this subtly haunted setting, I hung leaves blackened with wax over a table dressed in a shroud of pale linens and bone-white china. See Remodelista for a complete DIY.
a farrier class at Sterling College
Where have I been? Vermont. Well, actually I was in the Northeast Kingdom 2 weeks ago. And ever since I have been editing photos and writing about the inspired places I visited. Oh, and I also have a new lens. Can you tell?
Jasper Hill Farm, High Mowing Seeds, Sterling College and Caledonia Spirits (soon to come) occupy a unique corner of Vermont–the region around Greensboro and Hardwick–which is experiencing a Renaissance, thanks to these and other sustainable entrepreneurs and educators. I can’t say enough about the community, the food and the innovation of this area. Perhaps my pictures paint a thousand words.
making Harbison at the Cheese Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm
Silver Slicer Cucumber seeds at High Mowing Organic Seeds
field at Sterling College
Bayley Hazen Blue and Alpha Tolman cheeses at Jasper Hill
corn at High Mowing Seeds
Oma cheese at Jasper Hill
shelling corn, High Mowing
free-ranges chickens at Sterling College
Clothbound Cheddar at Jasper Hill
seedlings at High Mowing
Vita at Jasper Hill
Craftsbury Common, VT
Recently received my copy of Mr. Finch’s new book, Living in a Fairy Tale World, with preface by ME! Beautifully photographed by Finch himself, this retrospective of the artist’s work in stitch is simply breathtaking. Very honored to have played a small part in this stunning publication.
There’s my name in print.
Playing with light and a piece of driftwood this morning. Love how each angle brings a new creature to life.
alien insect lizard
While on a recent trip to Colonial Williamsburg (see Williamsburg in the 21st Century: An Insider’s Guide), I purchased some feather quills, natural inks, and handmade paper books for the children to write in. Last night while I made dinner, Oliver decided to give old fashion illustration a try. I’m not sure which is more charming, the pictures of the process or the actual drawings themselves.
Scenes from our recent trip with the cousins at Silver Lake in Utah. Beautiful country!
Brighton ski resort
cousins in Twin Lake
mountain wildflower bouquet
Solvi in the twilight marsh
early morning boardwalk walk in search of moose (Saw 3 later that day!)
Silver Lake marsh and boardwalk
Silver Lake morning light
purple mountain flower
flower princess catches a ride
Silver Lake reflection
mountain flower field
“Peanut” the ground squirrel
Oliver and the Silver Lake view