Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1922 Bide-A-Wee bronze presentation medal


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1922 Bide-A-Wee bronze presentation medal. To Mrs. Edwin A. Stevens, wife of the founder of Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken NJ.
#service #friendlessanimals #dogs #stevensinstituteoftechnology #bronzemedal #bideawee #bideaweevolunteer #1922 #hoboken #animallover #ig

Patriotic Porch

This is pretty wonderful, isn't it? I can hardly believe June is almost over. Love the pillow and the bunting. via

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Inside view of my kitchen pantry.


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Inside view of my kitchen pantry with the dutch door open.
#antiques #collections #pantry #mycottage #interiordesign #dutchdoor #ig

Late Shadows on My Cottage

We had a much needed rain overnight and will have showers and maybe some hard rain today. I will be stuck in real estate school all day for mandatory education for license renewal. It will be a long day. See you later. I get these shadows on my cottage as the sun goes down to the west.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Bunny Eating Long Grass in My Yard VIDEO

I haven't cut my grass in over two weeks because we have had no rain. I have a family of rabbits out back and one of them likes the corner of my front yard closest to my front door. I took a short video of him eating grass there a few minutes ago.
See it HERE.

Dining Room Watercolor


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Interior design dining room watercolor. #roomportrait #watercolor #interiordesign #diningroom #luxuryrealestate #art #ig

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Splash splash. Bluebird taking a bath.


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Splash splash. Bluebird taking a bath.
#bluebird #birdbath #mycottage #bestbluefriends #ig #happysunday

Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Modern Farmhouse with House Tour


I love all of the exterior photos of the farmhouse pictured above. There is a very comprehensive house tour of the interior too HERE. The idea of a tour is to embrace the things you love and ignore the things you don't. If you get one good idea, that's great! Have a wonderful weekend. xo

Great bumper sticker on a Mini Cooper.


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Great bumper sticker on a Mini Cooper.
#bumpersticker #minicooper #lovepeople #cookgoodfood #ig

Friday, June 24, 2016

All of The Canning Jar Cookies

Here's the whole lot of cookies being sold as they were decorated. I think these are supposed to depict fireflies inside a jar. I used to have one on my night table almost every night when I was a kid. Have a great weekend.

Summer. Canning jar cookies.


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Summer. Very cute danning jar cookies. These must have been fun to decorate!
#bakery #theartistbaker #ladybug #icedcookies #cookies #ig #summer #canningjar #cute

New Favorite Place

Cantaloupe juice with mint. So delicious and refreshing. It was nice and thick like slush. I am going to try to make this at home in my Cuisinart. Just wonderful!

Wish I had one this morning.
I went out to lunch yesterday with my friend Kelly. We went to The Artist Baker in Morristown where everything was made from scratch. I should have purchased these scones for my breakfast this morning but sadly, I did not. Kale with Cheddar Cheese! Sounds delicious too.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Oak leaf hydrangea at A Friend's Home


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Oak leaf hydrangea at the home of my friend. She has so many of these lovely native shrubs and they are all simply covered with cone-shaped flower heads. Do want!
#oakleafhydrangea #nativeshrubs #thriving #loadedwithblooms #ig #floweringshrub #hydrangea

Large antique zinc architectural urn.


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Large antique zinc architectural urn. Was once on the dormer of a grand building in Newark New Jersey. 
#antique #architectural #salvage #zinc #urn #mine #historicalbuilding #ig #njhistory

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Fabric Wall Covering + A Brass Wallswitch


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Wonderful fabric wall covering. Fabulous brass light switch. This was in a lady's office. She is an interior designer. Recently sighted at a Broker Open House.
#luxuryrealestate #interiordesign #wallcovering #tapestry #iphonephotography #lightswitch #ig #brown

Leaf Detail


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Love the raised vein pattern on the back of this leaf. Mother Nature is the best designer. 
#njwoods #leaf #pattern #nature #green #vine #ig #iphonephotography

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice Summer Sky after Sunset


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Sky with nice clouds after sunset.
#sunset #viewfrommybalcony #summersky #scenicnj #goodnight #ig #clouds

Smoothie in a bowl.


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Smoothie in a bowl. Too lazy to wash the blender this morning. It was delicious and very refreshing thanks to the frozen blueberries. 
#breakfast #unsmoothedsmoothie #ig #smoothie

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Cold


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I hab a subber code. 😷  So annoying. I forgot all about the neti pot until today. They say a cold peaks on day four. Wish me luck.
#summercold #netipot #himalayansalt #homeremedy #dayfour #itsworking #holistic #mybathroom #interiordesign #ig #feelbetteralready

Juvenile Bluebirds at My Birdbath

I took quite a few photos of these young bluebirds and decided to show you more.

I didn't know they were bluebirds at first. They visited this site the day before these photos were taken and there was a lot more water in the bowl. They were quite skittish testing the depth of the water to make sure they wouldn't drown. The next day they took the plunge after the sun had evaporated the water to their preferred depth. This was thrilling to watch. I hope these juveniles come back and I'm sure they will. Have a great Monday. xo

Sunday, June 19, 2016

ENDEAVOUR Tonight, Season 3, PBS

I have already set my DVR.
Shaun Evans returns for a third season of the popular PBS series as the young Endeavour Morse, before his signature red Jaguar but with his deductive powers already running in high gear. In four new films, Endeavour must deal with the aftermath of the tragic events that left him languishing in prison, and his senior officer DI Fred Thursday (Roger Allam) with a life-threatening injury.
It's on tonight in my area 9:00-10:30. It is followed by a new 30-minute series called THE TUNNEL. It's about British and French detectives brought together after a body is discovered in the Channel Tunnel. I set my recorded for that too! Finally something to watch. So happy.

Bridle Path Adjacent to My Cottage


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Newly mown bridle path. Tell your horse. I helped earlier in the year by chopping down countless multi flora bushes. 

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Juvenile bluebirds at Birdbath


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Juvenile bluebirds return for a drink and a bath. Hatched at my cottage.

Great weekend weather! 🌞☀️🌞


My Saturday Morning Instagram post.
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Happy Saturday. Great weekend weather! 🌞☀️🌞

Friday, June 17, 2016

All the peonies are gone.


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All the peonies are gone. Missing them a lot. #fbf #flashbackfriday #peonies #mycottage #ig

Wonderful Fireplace Treatment


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Fine woodworking around this fireplace.
#fireplace #mantel ##finewoodworking #interiordesign #realestate #openhouse #ig #giantacorns #moulding #raisedpanel #geese #firescreen #architectural #elements

Painted Porch Floor

You know how much I love a painted floor and this one is exceptional! Happy Friday. This would be a nice place to wile away the weekend, wouldn't it? My life has been devoted lately to weeding, weeding, and more weeding. My birds are wonderful this year and I've been pulling weeds by hand. I don't spray and my gravel driveway is looking better. See you later. xo

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Back View of House w/ Garden Shed


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This is the back of the main house looking toward the garden shed. Front view is gorgeous too. #realestate #newvernon #hardingtownship #nj #weichert #myoffice #countryestate #zipcode07976 #31acres #oldguard #farmland #ig

Wonderful Garden Shed


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Look inside said the garden shed. So I did. The house was amazing too.
#gardenshed #realtoropenhouse #love #gardening #dowant #ig #weichert #myoffice

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Just a lovely geranium leaf. πŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒ±


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Just a lovely geranium leaf. πŸŒ±πŸƒπŸŒΏπŸƒπŸŒ±
#geranium #leaf #colorful #iphonephotography #ig

Rosemary topiaries in training. Learning from the mother plant. 🌱🌱🌱

Newly planted Rosemary root cuttings in old miniature cast iron urns getting some early morning sun on my balcony.

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Rosemary topiaries in training.
Learning from the mother plant. 🌱🌱🌱
#rosemary #cuttings #roots #startedinwater #free #topiary #ig

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Ladies in Lavender -- DVD Movie Recommendation

I watched this movie over the weekend and LOVED IT. For some reason I decided to look in the Foreign Films section at the library and it was filled with movies made in Great Britain in English with no subtitles. I was so happy!

Maggie Smith and Judi Dench are wonderful as is the story and the scenery. Look for it at your library or find it on Netflix. You can thank me later! Click the second photo to enlarge and read the description. xo