anewroomforoldfarmhouse-optBorn and raised in this farmhouse, the owner was still plowing the land with horses well into his nineties. Although the man now lives down the street, he felt obliged to add the new roof.

(Photo- Martha Browne)


July/August- Person, Place & Thing

candidportraitWIWonporch-optPerson- A candid portrait of a quiet and honorable man…my dad.

daytriptobrevard01-optPlace- We, along with close friends, scouted out the town of Brevard, NC for the day. If you’re in that area, I recommend making a stop at Underground Salvage, Co. They carry all kinds of hardware, doors, windows, sinks and reclaimed lumber.farmersdiscusspoisiongrass-optThing- Local farmers warn me about the dangers offalse dandelion‘ and its toxic effect on horses.

(Photos- Martha Browne)


homegrowntomatoes-opt(Photo- Martha Browne)


Idea- Beyond The Pail


A standard issue galvanized pail is elevated (literally) to become the sink for this clever bathroom by designer Brian Murphy.

(Photo- Jeremy Samuelson for Met Home Magazine, 1999)



ourfrontgarden-opt(Photo- Martha Browne)


Garden Note #93: Picnic Table & Benches

terrainpicnictablebenches-optOutside dining never looked so good. In fact, this picnic table and benches would be wonderful in a kitchen nook, too.


Idea- Green Front Door

limegreendoor-opt2145-10paintbenjaminmooreI spotted this avocado green door on a neighbor’s cabin. It’s such a bold, unexpected color against the weathered wood siding.

(Top photo- Martha Browne)