this is work?

by Justine on October 24, 2014

in DIY,flora,holiday,my photography,table top

Halloween table with Black Leaves, leaf silhouettes, by Justine Hand for RemodelistaThis 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.

DIY Spectral Table with Waxed Black Leaves, detail 3 by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Halloween table with Black Leaves, leaf centerpiece, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Halloween table with Black Leaves, leaf detail 1, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Haunted Table with Black Leaves, flowers, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Halloween table with Black Leaves, bar, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

DIY Spectral Table with Waxed Black Leaves, side view by Justine Hand for Remodelista

DIY Spectral Table with Waxed Black Leaves, finished by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Haunted Dining Room with Waxed Black Leaves, gathering leaves, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Haunted dining room with waxed balck leaves, adding dye, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

Halloween table with Black Leaves, locust pod, by Justine Hand for Remodelista

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Sterling College Craftsbury Vermont, shoeing draft horses, by Justine Hand for Gardenistaa 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.

Jasper Hill Cheese Cellars, Wrapping Harbinson in Cedar bark by Justine Hand for Gardenistamaking Harbison at the Cheese Cellars at Jasper Hill Farm

High Mowing Seeds, drying cucumber seeds, by Justine Hand for GardenistaSilver Slicer Cucumber seeds at High Mowing Organic Seeds

Sterling College in Craftsbury Vermont, field, by Justine Hand for Gardenistafield at Sterling College

Jasper Hill Cheese Cellars, Wrapping Blue and Tolman cheeses, by Justine Hand for Gardenista_edited-1Bayley Hazen Blue and Alpha Tolman cheeses at Jasper Hill

High Mowing Seeds, corn, by Justine Hand for Gardenista.corn at High Mowing Seeds

Jasper Hill Cheese Cellars, Oma 2, by Justine hand for Gardenista_edited-3Oma cheese at Jasper Hill

High Mowing Seeds, removing kernels, by Justine Hand for Gardenista.shelling corn, High Mowing

Sterling College in Craftsbury Vermont, chicken, by Justine Hand for Gardenistafree-ranges chickens at Sterling College

Jasper Hill Cheese Cellars, Cloth Bound Cheddar, by Justine Hand for Gardenista_edited-2Clothbound Cheddar at Jasper Hill

High Mowing Seeds, seedlings, by Justine Hand for Gardenista.seedlings at High Mowing

Jasper Hill Farms, Vita, by Justine Hand for GardenistaVita at Jasper Hill

Craftsbury Common bu Justine Hand for GardenistaCraftsbury Common, VT

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marnie’s garden

by Justine on October 5, 2014

in Cape Cod,flora,my photography,shells,sticks

Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, Pitch Fork This summer I was remiss in my posts here. Too busy living the good life to blog about it, I guess. But with fall comes a renewed sense of industry, and so…

While perusing images from the summer, I noticed a fair amount from Marnie’s garden. Thought they’d make a lovely post.

What I admire about Marnie’s garden and home is the tantalizing mix of exquisite details applied with a casual hand. The effect is engaging and intriguing. Yet freed from the tyranny of perfection, it is also welcoming and comforting.

Marnie’s space is also continually in flux. Fresh shells from a recent meal, as yet uncrushed by the wheels of future travelers, are a new surprise from the week before. A newly bloomed flower, or a flea market find waiting for the right spot to present itself, are small clues that hint at the life that goes on in Marnie’s house. It always makes me feel like a kid on a treasure hunt.

Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, Veronica and Phlox
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, shell drive
Marnie in her garden
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, Clemetis
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, English Tiles
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, hydrangeas
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, red chair
Marnie's garden, Dorothy Perkins rose
Marnie's Garden Gate
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, Quahogs in the Driveway
Marnie's Garden by Justine Hand, driftwood
Marnie's garden flowers Marnies garden outdoor shower

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Finch 2

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.

Finch 3

Finch 4

finch book 1There’s my name in print.

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siblings

by Justine on September 18, 2014

in kids,my photography

Olie and SolviCaptured the love today.

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beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, basket and finished hot padsFor years Marnie’s knits have been the best kept secret in Orleans, MA. So happy to share them with the rest of the world on Remodelista today. Here are some more “behind the scenes” shots from our day of gathering weathered marine twine for Marnie’s “salty knits”. For more see Pot Holders Knit from Ocean-Tossed Twine.

Marnie's marine twine knits, beaching combing
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, a find
Marnie knits, Solvi and Hurl Burt
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, unraveling the twine
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand. wrapping twine
Salty knits with Marnie, Olie's find
chartreuse twine 2
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, lose twine
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, coiled twine
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, twine hot pad 2
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beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, tea
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand, green samples
beach twine knits by Marnie Campbell, photo by Justine Hand some knits at beach

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solvi’s new room (cottage)

by Justine on September 16, 2014

in kids,my photography,Our Cottage

Solvi's room by Justine Hand, yellow bear Rearranged Solvi’s room at the cottage this summer to reflect her status as a “big girl.” Love the light in this space. And the curved ceiling. Such a sunny, cozy spot for adventures of the imagination.

Solvi's room by Justine Hand, bed
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, doll
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, shoes
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, doll house
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, dolls
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, pictures
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, quilt
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, picture
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, barn
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, bison
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, unmade bed
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, shelf
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, sleeping
Solvi's room by Justine Hand, awake

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creature

by Justine on September 9, 2014

in my photography,sticks

creature 2

Playing with light and a piece of driftwood this morning. Love how each angle brings a new creature to life.

creature 1caiman

creature5hand

creature crocoduck

creature 6alien insect lizard

creature leviathanleviathan

creature hand 2

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calligraphy, colonial style

by Justine on August 27, 2014

in history,kids,my photography

dipping the quill

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.

Bs

dragon tail

calligraphy with colonial ink

calligraphy dragon

As

red ink

as and bs 2

Wipleback

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silver lake, ut

by Justine on August 26, 2014

in life/family,my photography

silverlake textures

Scenes from our recent trip with the cousins at Silver Lake in Utah. Beautiful country!

utah quakies mountain quakies

brightonBrighton ski resort

carved quakiescarved quakies

cousins Twin Lake Utahcousins in Twin Lake

mountain wildflower bouquetmountain wildflower bouquet

solvi twighlight marshSolvi in the twilight marsh

sunset cousinssunset cousins

early morning boardwalkearly morning boardwalk walk in search of moose (Saw 3 later that day!)

silverlake boardwalkSilver Lake marsh and boardwalk

log climberslog climbers

silverlake morningSilver Lake morning light

purple mountain flowerpurple mountain flower

Laila ride 2flower princess catches a ride

silverlake reflectionSilver Lake reflection

flower fieldmountain flower field

peanut“Peanut” the ground squirrel

Oliver silverlake viewOliver and the Silver Lake view

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