Monday, November 21, 2011

Craftsman Farms

While I was away in New Jersey I finally was able to visit Craftsman Farms in Morris Plains NJ.  Gustav Stickley lived there for part of his life and he had hoped to start a school there. It is the only house he designed and built for his own use.  This has been on my bucket list for at least the last decade.  I have always admired the artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement and while I wouldn't like a house totally devoted to the style I did manage to snag an original Roycraft side table/bookcase at an auction. I love old oak furniture and I admire the philosophy of a simpler life.  There are current artists that work in the style. Laura Wilder is one that comes to mind.  My blog header for fall was photographed at the farm.  It is well worth the visit.

Monday, November 14, 2011

On the road again!

I have been away for a while.  I spent the last few weeks in a variety of places. Spent two days driving to Louisville where I spent a glorious week with my extended family. I loved spending my days with my two beautiful godchildren Isabel and Sophia. I also attended the St James Court Art Show, where I spent a lovely fall day perusing the works of 750 artists.  I also found time to fit in a few antique malls where I found a few embroidered pieces I liked.  Hope you enjoy them.