Sunday, January 31, 2016

Tullamore Farms And The Farm Cooks

I had the great fortune of having a surprise 50th Birthday celebration with close friends and family at Tullamore Farms in Stockton, New Jersey.  I had read about The Farm Cooking School in a magazine and recognized Ian Knauer from one of my favorite PBS cooking shows, "The Farm". I also read that Shelly Wiseman of Gourmet Magazine had joined forces with Ian for teaching class so this really intrigued me. 
So, I casually mentioned that I wanted to attend class there sometime and I guess my husband was actually listening!!
The Farm Cooking School takes place at Tullamore Farms in Stockton, New Jersey in a a wonderful fieldstone farmhouse with a European setting. Please check the site for future classes etc., HERE.

Here is a bit about the Tullamore Farms which also does Airbnb, so one can stay out in bucolic Stockton which is a few minutes from Lambertville and Frenchtown in New Jersey.
The Farm is run by Jeanmarie Mitchell owner and manager of Tullamore Farms for over 14 years, who has cared for creatures and community with integrity and compassion. After working with Tullamore's horse boarding business and hay operation, she shifted her focus to transforming the farm into a sustainable operation by raising grass-fed cattle and improving the quality of soil and land. 
It's truly a wonderful place and a great experience to have country living in good old New Jersey!
I for one am already looking at the vegetarian cuisine class in March and these do fill up quickly so check them out and grab a spot if you can.

Shelly Wiseman

Ian Knauer

The Farm Cooks

Jeanmarie Mitchell

Thursday, January 28, 2016

You Don't Bring Me Flowers...

Yes, trendy interior design...You really don't bring me flowers anymore! Okay I am showing my age if anyone else remembers that song high five here! I was so inspired by "My Notting  Hill's" post on Larry Hooke and his wonderful use of floral fabric that I felt the need to beg for flowers again.
When I worked for my dear previous boss Phyllis Patyk we used florals. We used them quite often for chairs, pillows and drapery. Then the use slowly faded away.  Phyllis designed with influences of Sister Parish and Albert Hadley combined with the current flair of Bunny Williams. I will have to post her home one of these days!  Well, I think that florals can be worked back into today's design and depending on color way and boldness of print one can have  a very chic eclectic space once all is said and done. 
Here I am bringing you flowers today.

I felt the need to show you how far back fabulous florals can range from. Above and below are from collections dating back to the 17th century and would still be stunning in any interior today!



Look at the use of florals in these rooms, just beautiful!

Credit-Lauren Liess

My friend Joel Woodard's fabulous room at The Mansion In May!

Same floral chintz from years back done by albert Hadley for Princess Pyne!

Sorry couldn't resist this is one dress that got away from me 
and I am so sad..

One can always count on Lee Jofa for their fill of Flowers!
See Below..

Monday, January 25, 2016

Monday Must Share!

Like many of you on the Eastern part of the United States I was snow bound this weekend! We had 30 inches of snow and school is cancelled today as well. I spent the weekend organizing,  doing trim work touch up painting and searching the Web for the fun things. Well, I found some fun things alright!  Since I like you all so much I thought it would be nice to share a few finds.  Many of them of course are from Etsy because I  believe in supporting  the small businesses too.  What are some of  your favorite finds?
Do tell!

I adore this lantern from The Enchanted Home!

Okay these stair hand rails are unbelievable!
and available on Etsy at - LuxHoldUps

Look at the elegant simplicity of these rails!

I LOVE these elephant lamps, because I use lighting as decorative pieces.
My new favorite store on ETSY- The Lanai



Aren't these simple yet modern candle holders great!

Hmm another elephant, am I obsessed?
Adorable candle holder!
Etsy- BostonInventory

Really? These outdoor lounge beds look so good right now!

Vintage Suzani, I could a few things with this beauty!

I absolutely love all of the wildlife photographs in this shop and for the sizes available the price is so good! Etsy- WildnisPhotography

Okay so you don't have the budget for artwork, now problem Chairish has you covered! Look at some of these fun prints for $99.00

I always love anything Aviary and Wisteria has truly great bird theme wall art!

Of course what would a web search be without check to see 
what Bonny has put on her site!
Look at these vases! 

They are gorgeous, now I really have to get myself over to her Summit Shop!

Again Bonny Neiman- WOW!