edith wharton's estate & gardens in lenox, massachusetts.

view from the terrace.

Grass Stairs
lush & cushiony grass stairs take you from the garden to the terrace.

Shade Garden
beautiful outdoor rooms.

Shade Garden
pretty shady spots.

Monarch Butterfly
butterfly bushes swarming with monarch butterflies. i've never seen so many and if you just stood still they would come to you.

Dining Room
pretty dining room featuring wonderful art.

Place Setting
place setting with a penchant for purple.

Drawing Room
inviting drawing room.

Edith's Bedroom
edith's bedroom and my favorite room in the house. so light and airy.

Window View
my wedding dress was made with dotted swiss voile just like these curtains and i think i would love a pair for our guest room.

library featuring edith's pride & joy book collection.

stable currently being restored.

lovely ferns with a wonderful ground cover.

last weekend we traveled 100 miles north to deliver 100 pieces from our china collection to an auction house. although it seems to be taking forever & takes a lot of work, downsizing our things feels good, but this step also feels like going to las vegas as you really don't know what will happen in an auction. while we were there we visited the pretty berkshire area of massachusetts, which was highlighted by a visit to edith wharton's estate, the mount. it is so beautiful and i'm just glad i don't have to downsize a place that size.

it's hard to believe summer is just about over and notice the days getting a little bit shorter day by day. not really up for travel this year, we've spent most of the summer working around our place and hope we will have an indian summer this year so we can get outdoors a bit more in the coming days. hope you enjoyed your summer and have a wonderful weekend!

xo, cindy


North Meadow
Gothic Bridge
Harlem Meer
Conservatory Garden
Public Pool
photos taken with iphone

this space has been quiet not because i was watching the olympics almost non-stop, or because we've been sprucing up our place a bit, or because of the heat, but rather because i didn't have any photos that weren't previously posted on instagram. no new photos = no blog post.

these pictures were taken in central park this weekend and that public pool looks so inviting, especially after a canoe ride. can't believe it's already mid-august. where did the summer go?

xo, cindy

ps the song home by phillip phillips was played a lot during the olympics and i love it. home is definitely where we've been a lot, lately.