One gets the impression that Kate is a little bit shy. When you follow her on Instagram (@katier444) you notice a quiet elegance unfolding in her narrative: there are glimpses of real life (she lives with her family in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, which she has described to me as the kind of […]
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton There are chairs to sit in, and then, there are chairs to sink into with a good book or a sleepy head. I’m talking here about the latter—because chairs to sink into, armchairs—overstuffed, upholstered or slipcovered chairs, […]
A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~ May Sarton ps~ “from the scrapbook” is a preview of what I’m working on this week…thanks for stopping by the blog!
I am a coffee drinker, but afternoon tea is such a lovely thing: restorative (the act of taking a moment out of a hectic day), pretty (the loose tea or tea bags, the dainty cups, the tea strainer, and the tea pots), and gentle (rather than jolting). It’s really a simple luxury. Every January I […]
Another was Mrs. Burden, who had a big house on Long Island, where she had installed the old gates from Devonshire House that she bought when they tore it down. ~ Nancy Lancaster Architectural elements—salvaged architectural pieces like old doors, windows, corbels, pediments, mantelpieces, columns, balusters, garden gates, fences, finials, and so on—used unconventionally in rooms […]