edith wharton's estate & gardens in lenox, massachusetts.
view from the terrace.
lush & cushiony grass stairs take you from the garden to the terrace.
beautiful outdoor rooms.
pretty shady spots.
butterfly bushes swarming with monarch butterflies. i've never seen so many and if you just stood still they would come to you.
pretty dining room featuring wonderful art.
place setting with a penchant for purple.
inviting drawing room.
edith's bedroom and my favorite room in the house. so light and airy.
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!
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?
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.