COLOUR REVAMP: Originally named Mount Pleasant, Mount Stewart on the east shore of Strangford Lough near Newtownards, Co. Down, Northern Ireland, was for over 250 years the seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family, Marquesses of Londonderry. In 2015, after a full-scale three-year restoration programme amounting to £8m, the National Trust brought back the vibrant colours of its heydays during the life of society-hostess Edith, Lady Londonderry (1878-1959). Its treasures were revealed to the Furniture History Society most wonderfully by Frances Bailey, lead curator in Northern Ireland.
Hey I entered the National Geographic Photography Contest. Be sure to check it out and like the photo for me!
This past summer I visited a small farm by the name of Heydalur in the westfjords of Iceland. The landscape is incredible in every direction. The isolation of the fjords is perpetual, rarely disrupted by small country houses. I loved Heydalur. The hills are covered with crowberries, blueberries, and mysterious forms of moss and lichen. Little critters live in the hills, the shy ptarmigan, the bold arctic fox, and these beautiful whooper swans.
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Igår var jag hemma hos min ✏skrivarkompis @pusselelle och hon bor så här vackert i ett sekelskifteshus. Responsgruppen från Skrivarlinjen 📝 träffades och det bjöds på underbar lunch 🍴och till kaffet ☕ serverades ett av de godaste bakverk 🍰 jag smakat. 😆 Tack fina Britt-Marie för trevlig stund tillsammans.💗
240 acres of rolling grounds surround this meticulously-restored 1820 brick farmhouse, which embraces far-reaching views of Mohonk Mountain and the Shawangunks. With a pool, apple orchards, beamed party barn and a historic smokehouse on the property, it's the quintessence of the Hudson Valley dream.
White Duck Farm | MLS 376008
Darling Mouse and the last of the Dahlias. I think I’ve finally got my Dahlia mix right (after 5 years of trying😳!). The new kids on the block are Labyrinth (big, blousy and a fantastic, dirty peach) and Emory Paul (very glam and vibrant plum). My other discovery: Scabius Black Cat which are those small pin-cushions of velvety-ness in amongst the Dahlias. Completely genius with everything this summer #littlestoriesofmylife#thehatchwilts#cuttinggarden#dahlia#seasonschange