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Late Blooming Geraniums

October 21, 2021

Flower Friday about a big Guy Wolff terracotta pot filled with the most delicate and dainty little white geraniums. We found the beautifully handsome pot at Bunny Williams shop, 100 Main a few years back. She was actually working the floor that day so we got to say hi. Bailey got to run around too! We instantly filled the pot with geraniums where it has lived on the front steps leading up to our front door. It has come inside to the back porch for the cold season ahead. The space is screened in with big glass panels, so when it gets sunny outside the room warms up and it can feel like being in a terrarium. In a good way. Plants love it back there. The geranium has started to bloom again, which makes us so happy. I shot this image the other day and a bunch more blooms have opened since. It really is one of those cases of reveling in the beauty of the small details that swirl around us. It was living on a pedestal by one of the windows, but it insisted, rightfully so, that it needed to be front & center on the coffee table for all to enjoy. Of course, that meant sharing it with you all too. Have a lovely, lovely October week-end in your part of the world. X, T2+B

Pumpkins Here, Pumpkins There

October 21, 2021

This time of year pumpkins are everywhere you look when you are driving around the Hudson Valley. I love it! Houses, farms stands, stores—all brimming with pumpkins. I associate them more with the season than with Halloween, which has never been a favorite holiday. More of a pumpkins right on up to Thanksgiving sort of guy. So when my husband asks me to pick out a pumpkin for him to carve, I am all over it. Found a beauty at a farm stand on our way back from Hudson. His Hermès-y H standing for Hawthorne. It lights up the back porch on these chilly eves. Below, Goodwin Brothers Farm in Rhode Island, that I saw posted that absolutely stole my heart. How incredibly clever and so visual. Cheers to pumpkins!

Just In, at Watson Kennedy

October 20, 2021

We have been unpacking at the shops each day for what seems like months. So many tantalizing treats. One of the fun parts of being away for a few weeks is getting to see in person all the new, new, new that arrived when we get back. I live vicariously while we are here and see images all along the way of what is arriving. Above & below, some favorites of the moment.

What I Am Reading Right Now

October 19, 2021

There is the sweetest little bookstore in the village of Chatham where we buy our books when we are at Hawthorne. They have such a great selection and the shop has such a great vibe that we both always walk away with a few new reads. Above, my two for this stay. Many times I won’t get through them all the way so I know they are waiting for me until next time. If I just can’t wait, I take it with me to Seattle. Stanley Tucci is a favorite, both in his acting career as well as for his love of food. This one I knew instantly would be for me. Truman Capote has always fascinated me, right along with all of his Swans. It was a very different era and it captures a time in New York that intrigues me. Long before social media as we know it today, yet this group was known the world over for their personal styles. One of my favorite evenings is we make supper and have it on the back porch with the fire going. After we finish the meal we spend the rest of the eve reading and chatting the night away.

Ted’s Tip No. 325

October 18, 2021

As the chilly months approach, bring in the smaller potted plants to enjoy them fully all year long.

A Sunday Quote

October 16, 2021

Saturday Thoughts

October 15, 2021