Saturday, December 29, 2012

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wassail! Wassail!

A very Merry Christmas  to all of our friends and family.  May your days be merry and bright as Bing would  sing.  And yes Virginia we did have a white Christmas.  Always a time to reflect and look for the good.  At Home Again we close a chapter and welcome a new year.  Peace will always be in our thoughts. 

Monday, December 17, 2012


This past weekend the family celebrated a birthday near the Jersey Shore.  A time to fondly look back coupled with the excitement of the holiday and future hopes.  Unfortunately, the ravage of hurricane Sandy still haunted these communities.  Monmouth Beach, Sea Bright, parts of Rumson to name a few.  We drove down Ocean Ave where most was cleaned up but still a good reminder of the devastation.  There are still homes and businesses without heat and lights.

Storm Surge

These million dollar homes right on the waters edge will not see their owners.  They are now condemned. 
A lot of boats ended up in the backyards or in the home!

These will be condemned like so many others.

The Birthday Boy

My nephew Joseph and his lovely wife had a close call at their home in Monmouth Beach.  No major water damage and living on a generator for two weeks.

Friday, November 30, 2012

New Arrival

These funky barrel chairs from the 1930's deco era are going to make one heck of statement!  Covered in an ultra suede fabric and the pink piping is silk.  We completed the look with a matching Karastan wool oriental carpet.  The cast iron table has sold along with the vintage sleigh.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

These items were purchased at Country Folk to make this holiday arrangement.

Field Trip One

Nothing puts us more  in the holiday spirit than our annual trip to Country Folk in Nescopek, Pa.  This year the girls went over the moon !  The decor was jaw dropping!  As we entered "the barn",  this fabulous display greeted us.  So enjoy the journey.

The Farmhouse

Country Folk sits on an actual working farm.  This was the family homestead back in the day.  Today it is a showcase.     Each room is decorated of the season.   You will never want to leave.

Enter. The Magic Awaits

Fit for a young queen or king.

A  tree in the bedroom.  That would be a amazing treat for a guest bedroom.  And don't forget,  everything you see can be purchased, right down to the smallest ornament.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Field Trip Two

After Thanksgiving  thoughts really turn to Christmas.  And that means a trip to Edward's Landscape for the perfect tree.  The woods!  Chop it down!  Fagetaboutit!  The trees  are starting to arrive and they are beautiful!  I already spotted the "perfect tree".  This American beauty is coming home with me!

WOW !!!!!!

Upon entering, these magnificent 40 foot hooks  and baskets greated us.

Look Up In The Sky!

It's Rudolf the you know what!  And they even have their own launching pad!


Rudolf is taking a little siesta.  He knows what's in store for him.  Actually, he is visiting from Rolling Hills Red Deer Farm, Catawissa, Pa.  There are over four  hundred red deer raised on this farm.  It is opened to visitors who are guided over two hundred acres of rolling landscape to hand-feed the deer and snap pictures.  It's a tour that is fun, hands-on and educational.

Another Visitor

The Bird Fancier Department

This is the go to place for a unique gift for the featherd friend.  A wonderful array of bird feeders and garden decor.  I'll take the squirrel proof tube feeder!