Thursday, October 28, 2010

Escape to the countryside...

As the trees toss crispy leaves onto the ground, and the chilled breeze kisses the tips of our nose, there is no denying that Autumn surrounds us.  It is a time for cuddling, home-made soups, and crackling fireplaces.

I came across an article this morning that reminded me of all of this.  A story about a farmhouse in upstate New York.
It is owned by Peter and India Baird.  They are lucky enough to have this masterpiece as their second home.  They added the wrap around porch themselves and they did a wonderful job.

Raise your hand if you'd like to own this me!

Simple and cozy

The warm tones in this picture are beautifully balanced by the white bead board walls.

Dried flowers and the deep wood accents give just the right amount of interest to the room.

The vintage chairs, farmhouse sink, and antique appliances all bring this room together in a perfect way.

We all love us some vintage jars.

The chippy paint and a worn mirror are wonders for this little nook

It's all of the beauty in the simple things, like acorns in a bowl and an old table.  Sigh....
Enjoy this brisk morning fellow bloggers.  Blessings to you...


  1. Great minds think alike! I have the white house pic as my screensaver. And I just adore all the other pics. In fact, I was going through my old fall magazines to reduce the pile and pulled out the pic of the white cupboard seperating the kitchen and family room to show my husband. I would love to do this in my home.

  2. LOVE that house!!! Beautiful! Hugs,Rachel ;)

  3. I adore that Autumn poem!!! Maybe because I love Autumn so much! Have a lovely day!!!

    Kristin xoxo

  4. Love your blog. Thanks for sharing the updated fits so well with life!

  5. Oh Wow! This place is amazing. Wish it was mine ha ha!

    ~ Clare x

  6. That home makes me want to make homemade hot cocoa with marshmellows in it and sip it with the family.

    Mr. Winter is right around the corner. We turned the furnace on last night......bummer...

  7. This is my dream home! LOVE the simplicity and raw beauty.
    Happy Autumn to you today.

  8. What a gorgeous blog you have here....I just found you..Im your newest follower....cant wait to see more...awesome pics!!

    Stop by and say Hello ♥
    Statements in Fashion Blog

  9. That home is just so perfect! I love the wall with the staircase behind that large cabinet. Have a great weekend!

  10. My what a pretty looks so nice and cozy :)

  11. Ohh, I love this house. Wouldn't you just love a home away from home that was as charming and warm as this place?!
    Karen at Garden, Home and Party

  12. Beautiful home. I live in Upstate would be nice if I could drive by and peek in the windows. ;)

  13. Oh, this house is a thing of beauty!


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