Category archive: home arts

“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” ~ Oscar Wild It has been an amazing transition into the Autumn Season here in The Berkshires.  Although “they” are saying our fall foliage splendor is delayed and muted, we find some of the colors absolutely awe-inspiring. Perhaps it may be peak by the weekend! Here are…

A New Adventure at Crabtree Cottage!

  “And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart We have just ended our nineteenth year as a B&B here at Crabtree Cottage and we are closing our doors and starting something new!   “I don’t know where I’m going but I’m on my…

Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way. – Dr. Seuss Yay! Spring has arrived. Although it has been a bit cold, it still has beautiful signs of new life everywhere you look. The grass is green, the gardens are popping up, and we have things to do before the official…

My uncle ordered popovers from the restaurant’s bill of fare. And, when they were served, he regarded them with a penetrating stare. Then he spoke great words of wisdom as he sat there on that chair: “To eat these things,” said my uncle, “You must exercise great care. You may swallow down what’s solid, but…

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat: it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.”  Scout in To Kill A Monkingbird  (Did you know that Dill…

“Green was the silence, wet was the light, the month of June trembled like a butterfly.” ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets Max enjoying a cigar on a beautiul summer night! Simplicity at its best! Lemon Olive Oil Cake ~ pop over to my facebook for the recipe. Today for breakfast I offered a special cheese omlet…

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy, Ann Karenina  Max says, “please stop winter now!” I have promised him no matter what we are not going to put on his coat or his booties again, until next winter.  I hope the weather will cooperate because there isn’t a more disappointed face…

  We are getting ready for some cozy living here at Crabtree Cottage.  The gardens are ready to be put to bed, there are leaves waiting to be raked up and soup to be served in front of the fire.   It has been a glorious late summer and autumn season here at Crabtree Cottage….

      I am lucky that I really get to do what I love.  I love keeping house! I also love setting the stage for my guests’ arrival, especially repeat guests. I anticipate catching up with them and sharing time together.  Planning breakfast menus,  tending to my garden and decorating my house fill me with…

  “In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” Mark Twain It is officially Spring! Yippee!  We have so many outdoor activities planned.  After this long and cold winter we certainly are not able to jump into anything outdoors just yet. There are…

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