Junkspiration: Getting Excited for Brimfield

In just two short months, Cathy and I will be on our way to the Brimfield Antique Show in Central MA to make our way through the 6,000+ vendors showcasing the best of their wares to more than 130,000 junk-obsessed attendees. To say we are excited is an understatement.

Today’s Junkspiration comes from last year’s trip to Brimfield, where I spotted this amazing pair of doors. It was all I could do not to tie them to the roof of my car and bring them home to lean up against the walls of my sun porch. I love the colors, I love the intricate fleur-de-lis pattern, I love the wooden details. Here’s hoping that Brimfield has just as many beautiful treasures to offer this year!

Have you ever been to Brimfield? What are some of your favorite finds?


Farmhouse Friday: Outside of DC

We’re taking our first business trip to Potomac, Maryland to visit our friend Katie this weekend! This “business trip” really just an excuse to go junking in Frederick, cook comfort food, stir up some delicious cocktails, and tablescape the weekend away. We couldn’t help but choose our favorite homes in the region for this Farmhouse Friday.

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Let’s start with some city living, in Alexandria, Virginia. This charming row house looks modest from the street, but is quite spacious inside. The house is on the Early Building Survey from the Historic Alexandria Foundation. I love the built-ins in the bedroom, the very well done renovation in the galley style kitchen, and the stunning brick-walled backyard.

See our brick farmhouse in the country…

Small Town Travel Log: Rincon, Puerto Rico

While New York and New England small towns are the stuff of our dreams, they are far too cold in the winter. Sometimes for an escape, we need to look further south. For the last five years, Puerto Rico has been the destination of choice.

But when most people think of country living, Puerto Rico probably isn’t the first location that comes to mind. ┬áMost tourists flock to Old San Juan and the nearby urban offerings, but Rincon on the west coast of the island couldn’t be more different. ┬áThe town, of approximately 15,000 people, attracts ex-pats and beachbums who transition from tourist to local. It’s easy to see why they never leave – even the cows in Rincon spend their days at the beach:

Read more about Rincon…