Monday, December 5, 2016

Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop--Day 2

This week I'm teaming up with 20 other bloggers for the Holiday Home Tour Blog Hop, which brings you 4 homes each day, hosted by Celebrate and Decorate.  Day 2 of the tour began today, Tuesday (I'm posting early). 

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

 Happy December 1st. I hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. My mother has made great strides since her illness last summer, and she set out vintage Santas and even made fried apples. Everyone brought food, and we were so busy eating, no one remembered to take a picture. My great niece kept us all entertained with her bright personality and charming ways. During the holiday, we had the best news: I will be a great aunt for the second time. I'm excited to see what you brought to this week's Foodie Friday and Everything Else. And I love hearing about you, from the weather in your neck of the woods to your kitchen adventures to your holiday activities. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A Merry Little Tablescape

I'm delighted to launch Christmas festivities with 20-plus bloggers for a holiday tablescape blog hop, organized by the darling, talented Chloe at Celebrate and Decorate 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else--Thanksgiving Edition 2016

Rattlebridge Farm wishes you a happy Thanksgiving. I am grateful for Foodie Friday because it has introduced me to so many lovely people over the years. The party began in the winter of 2009, and it has remained the highlight of my week. 

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else


Welcome to the pre-Thanksgiving party at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. The holiday is almost here. Are you ready? How do you find time to blog and entertain (and prepare your home for guests)? Do you have any time-saving tips? 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Forest Feast Gatherings with the Novel Bakers Part II

 
I'm so happy to join the Novel Bakers for part two of A Forest Feast Gatherings by Erin Gleeson. If you missed part one, you can catch up by visiting Jain, Mary, Linda, and me.  I was enchanted by the Bakers' unique presentations of this extraordinary cookbook, and I know you will love them, too.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Forest Feast Gatherings with the Novel Bakers

I'm excited to join the Novel Bakers today and Wednesday for a delightful romp through The Forest Feast Gatherings by Erin Gleeson. If you aren't familiar with her recipes, you will be drawn to her simple, elegant style and equally simple (and delicious) recipes. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

It's always a delight to see you at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Glad you're here. Thanksgiving is two weeks away, so you've come to the right place today for recipes and ideas. Let's take a look at last week's party:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Woodland Thanksgiving Vignettes

I'm delighted to join a group of talented bloggers for the Thoughts of Home Thanksgiving Vignettes Tour. The week-long event launched Monday, November 7th, and will continue through Friday, November 11th, featuring twenty amazing bloggers. Since Monday, I have toured 14 beautiful homes, each one filled with holiday ideas and creativity. I'm looking forward to the rest of the week! 

Monday, November 7, 2016

November Nesting

I'm looking forward to the holidays. Bit by bit, I'm getting the house ready. The Halloween items have been put away, and I filled the little cupboard with brown and white pottery. I began collecting it many years ago, and I don't mind if it's old or new--if it's brown and white, I adore it.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

I'm delighted to see you today at Foodie Friday and Everything Else. I've spent the week doing chores in the house and garden--and I've still got miles to go.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Not Your Typical Before and After

This is not a post that features a "meh" before and an awesome after. Rather, I'm sharing an "after" that's experimental. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spells and Spirits

The magical light of October calls for a celebration. Since we're on the cusp of All Hallows Eve, my thoughts turned playful. Why not serve something mystical? A tiny feast with spells and spirits. I set up a wine and cheese bar on the porch, complete with a resident ghost. If you don't blink, you can see him floating over the table, peering into the orange wine glasses.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Foodie Friday and Everything Else

Welcome to Foodie Friday and Everything Else, our last party in October. The next time I see you, we'll be in the 11th month, a time that launches the holiday season. November summons images of warm browns and gold, feathers and acorns, woolly scarves and walking sticks, nubby sweaters and herringbone jackets. The first frost is the last call for the garden, a reminder of things to come. November is Winter's opening act. But we have a few more sparkling days in October, and I'm enjoying every minute. I hope you are, too.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Charm of a Store-bought Picnic

It is a sunny, mellow afternoon in October, the kind that makes you crave a picnic. But I wasn't prepared. The fast-food cupboard was empty, and I didn't have time to bake something from scratch.  Also, I didn't want to miss one moment of this warm, sparkling day. All too soon we'll be pulling on boots and heavy sweaters. I dashed off to the grocery, gathering a few delectable items.

A Walk in the Country

All of a sudden, October is winding down. Sunset comes sooner and sooner, bringing a sharpness to the air, making me think of two words I dread more than rats and bees (polar vortex). It's time to bring out nubby sweaters, scarves, and tartan blankets. Time to relish these waning days, enjoying the last of the roses and hydrangeas, watching the sun stretch out over the hilltop. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Late October in the Living Room

Even before we moved to Rattlebridge, I knew the living room would present design issues. In its former life, it was all cut up, with a 1970s sunken living room. At some point, a sun room was added. Our contribution was to open the space, allowing for unrestricted views of the distant mountains; but the remodel also created my biggest decorating challenge to date.