January 17, 2014

Kevin Chadwick

Let me introduce you to artist, Kevin Chadwick.
After been an illustrator for over thirty years he has recently focused on his fine art painting. 
These are some of the reasons why we love living in the country.
Sheep at Rest
Taking Cover
Approaching Storm
 Over the Grass Farm

If you would like more information about Kevin's oil paintings
email him directly: thecreativemind@verizon.net
or visit his facebook page.

May 3, 2013

There's No Place Like Home

I am sooo happy I got to go to Historic Garden Week in Lynchburg Virginia!
Even though this house is not on the tour it's one of my favorites.
 I grew up in this area and have always admired the architecture and gardens.

A springtime bouquet at its best at the Frantz house.

The home of Dr. and Mrs. David Frantz. 

Another entrance to the Frantz house.

Don't you love these gates on Madison Street?

This is the home of Rie and Eddie Godsey. 
Great terrace for entertaining guests.

 Love bleeding hearts and pansies!

Madison Street garden.

The home of Anne Taylor and Joe James.
A lovely place to have your morning coffee.
Lynchburg will always have a special place in my heart.

March 5, 2013

Golly Bard Paintings

black swan and water lily bog
I've been wanting to tell you about this great artist who shares my design studio.
Her real name is Holly Bimba and I love the fact that she takes all of her paintings from nature,
gives them a little twist and turns them into a whimsical fairytale.

perched in the soul
I love the sweet gentle love between these two doves.

Allée of Trees II
And I just love this period! It gives me hope for spring and gardening.

nest no. 8
What is more exciting than to see a bird's nest with eggs?

birches no. 2
You can find all of Holly's prints and paintings at her

August 24, 2012

The Joy of Living in Virginia

I've been very busy with work and neglected my poor little blog. Sorry blog! 
And I became obsessed with Pinterest- Oh dear! I really am back now. I promise! 

A few weeks ago I took a day trip to Mount Vernon

    Mount Vernon, our first President George Washington's plantation, 
is a beautiful and inspiring classical home and garden.

I love the simplicity and layout of these buildings.

If you are ever in the Washington, DC area, I highly recommend visiting this beautiful home. 
You won't be disappointed!

December 1, 2011

Pre-Holiday Sale - Everything in store 25% to 50% Off!

Winter in Upperville, Virginia.

 Pre-Holiday Storewide Sale!
Sale Days - Saturday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 21, 2011
We will be open every day, Monday - Sunday, 11:00 - 5:00.
Everything in the store will be 25% to 50% off.  Hurry in for the best selection!

Thank you for staying with us. We've had a really busy summer and fall season.
Looking forward to sharing more interior and garden design ideas.