It’s just about time for our Spring issue to ship – approximately Feb. 1st! All three of our homeowners were so great to work with! The time I was able to spend with them in their homes was such a blessing to me and so much fun.
Rick Fuller, Mary Elliott and I went to see Pat Linton in Ohio last year after the Simple Goods show. Pat was so easy going and even humored me by taking us to Donatos for pizza! Donatos is an Ohio based pizza place that is my FAVORITE! I LOVE pizza – I mean really love pizza and I am always happy when my road trips take me to Ohio! My GPS knows the way to every one! Ok, back to reality or I’ll be hungry! Pat’s was truly a wonderful home in every way. You are going to love it! Her maiden name was Campbell so she has appropriately named her residence, “Campbell’s Tavern.” Step inside with me and see why the name fits so well …..
It’s hard to say what is more impressive – that hornbeam or that BOWL! Thank you Pat for a wonderful day!
Also in Ohio, is my friend Andy Teter. We too had an awesome day together last year. Andy’s 1834 Stone house sits on two beautiful acres and you literally can see a horse and carriage pass by it’s so idyllic. Andy has the best dry sense of humor and we laughed and laughed. She has a keen eye for special early pieces that have texture, form, and patina.
Sharon Clymer and I went to visit Michael & Vaden Crowley in Kentucky last summer. I remember it was a hot day! But Vaden’s gardens were in all their glory! Her home is filled with wonderful early things that were hand-picked by Vaden for their soulfulness. It is so much fun when the stories and photos all come together and I get to look back on the time spent with such wonderful homeowners and reflect on how we are kind of similar in our taste – but also so very different indeed.
We also have a really neat article in the spring issue on how to cover your stove. Kris and Paul Casucci did an incredible job remodeling their kitchen recently and they share the directions with us on how to give it an authentic look.
I love old Gristmills and search them out all over the country when I travel. There is something so soothing about the water turning as you reflect on the amazing ingenuity of our pioneering forefathers who built these water powered mills with wooden parts.
ALL this and SO MUCH MORE in our upcoming spring issue!
I had such a wonderful day today, and I hope you did as well. I woke up to a very foggy morning with a slight drizzle but there was so much solace found in the barn. The warmth and dryness, and smell of hay and horses. Even though our beautiful snow is all gone and has left us a lot of M U D, I still found great pleasure in doing chores this morning.
On my way back to the house I stopped at the mailbox and found an unexpected surprise from a subscriber who means the world to me. I opened a box of Twin Bings and a cute spring note – how in the world did she know how much I was craving a treat? And to send all the way to Iowa for them … what a LOVE.
And while I was having one for breakfast, an old friend from way back in my past blessed me with this video in my inbox. I think if you give it a chance – you just might find a blessing in it too….