Happy Weekend! I have more random goodies for you to check out today, so I hope you have a pumpkin spice coffee or hot apple cider nearby. I’ve been saving some of these for a few weeks, so let’s get started!
The very next day, I purchased the latest issue of Garden and Gun magazine while I was out grocery shopping. When I got home and opened up the issue, I could not believe my eyes!
There was Duck Camp spread across its pages! The architect’s site did not mention anything about it being in a magazine, so I was delighted to see more of its interiors. You can see additional photos on the magazine’s site here. Or better yet, buy a copy of the magazine for yourself, because the reason I bought the issue was actually for this house…
This home, built in 1879 near Savannah, is gorgeous. You will want to read more about it here.
Another magazine I read is The Cottage Journal. I just learned this week, they have a really good website of homes, gardens, recipes, and artists. I think you will enjoy spending some time there too.
And speaking of red…
Two years ago, I wrote a post on the colorful rooms of William Diamond and Anthony Baratta, and the other day I found another of Anthony Baratta’s happy houses. He uses A LOT of red in this cabin, and it looks like a very fun house. You can see more photos and read about it here. (I am warning you. When I say A LOT, I do mean A LOT.)
One of the colleges our oldest son considered attending was located in Walla Walla, Washington. I’ve been looking at inns in the Seattle area, and although Walla Walla is 4 hours from Seattle, I found one there that looks interesting. (No, we haven’t made plans to go to Washington yet.) The inn is called The Inn at Abeja, and you can read about its transformation from farm buildings to beautiful inn and winery here. (And it is ranked as one of the top 10 wine country inns in the United States.)
I was tickled to receive a thank you message from designer Barbara Westbrook this week. I went back to her website afterwards and found out two very exciting things. First, they are going to be writing a quarterly online newsletter soon, called Workbook. You can sign up to receive it here. And secondly, (this is the biggie for me) she has a book – yes a book!- coming out next year on St. Patrick’s Day. I can’t wait!
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There is another book that I am also excited about. Sarah Richardson’s book will be released November 4. Definitely getting it!
And finally…more books!
What do you get when you marry literature with art and design?
And can you believe it is just a mere two months until Christmas? I guess it really isn’t that hard to believe considering all the Christmas merchandise that is in the stores right now….and someone ( ahem..who shall remain nameless) might have been playing Christmas music last weekend. But I really don’t want to jump over this season and all its wonders quite yet. We have a fall festival today, so I will be working at our school while hundreds of children
go wild have fun. Then I have a baby shower tomorrow, and a good friend is in town for the weekend. Lots of excitement in store for this weekend before Halloween! And I hope you will be back next week for a Halloween treat here – no tricks – just treats. I promise.
Have a happy weekend!