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      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…

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness. ”  John Steinbeck We sure are enjoying the beautiful late spring weather here in the Berkshires! Everything is lush spring green and the spring flowering trees and bulbs have been glorious! One of the greatest things about spring is…

  “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…

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell   I have a confession to make.  I love winter!  I know everyone is sick and tired of old man winter but…

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” John Keats Many of my guests love to walk downtown to our restaurants and pubs. We are just one block from the Main Street where all of our best restaurants and pubs are….

“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” Emily Bronte Beautiful scenes like this are everywhere now. We are having a beautiful spell of amazingly  sunny days and crisp, clear moonlight nights.  Since my last post we have been enjoying every single bit of the late summer and  the early autumn season….

“Summer’s lease hath all to short a date.”  William Shakespeare You know the saying, “August is the Sunday of Summer,”  well at Crabtree Cottage  we are packing every last minute into this “day”  that is for sure.   Our guests have been seeing plays, concerts at Tanglewood,  and world class dance, at Jacob’s Pillow.  In…

  “The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t…

Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.  Luther Burbank You are cordially invited to participate in the 2013 Gardens, Grounds and Properties Tour of Lee & Becket. This is a fundraiser which underwrites the cost of the beautiful flower baskets that grace the Town…

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