Stone Gable

Artichokes and Hydrangeas

 As noisy as the internet has become these days, it’s always a breath of fresh air to come across a blog that is a quiet spot of inspiration.

Pansies and the Spring Table

 Beautiful photos and even better ideas have kept us glued to our screen and coming back daily to Stone Gable.

Farmhouse Kitchen

From gardening to recipes, tabletop decor to DIY, and, of course, photographing her own lovely home, Yvonne’s blog offers up inspiration every day. Is there anything better than a farmhouse sink full of fresh white flowers? (Well, maybe the smells that are always coming out of Yvonne’s fabulous kitchen!)

Vintage Summer Bench

 We are so enamored of her American farmhouse lifestyle, and Yvonne is one of those women that embraces every aspect of her idyllic world. We feel lucky that she takes the time to share her pink peonies and vintage summer benches with us!

Summer Porch Plantings

 From tutorials and how-to articles on refreshing your home and garden for every season, 

The Potting Table

 To tips for organizing everything from your monthly bills to your potting table,


To her so delicious and so lovely desserts that we wish we could reach through the computer screen and taste, 

Key Lime Mini Desserts

 Yvonne is always serving up something amazing at Stone Gable!

Caprese Tower

 We especially love hearing what’s fresh on her farm and how she’s utilizing it. 

Pansy Shortbread Cookies

From salads to shortbread cookies to organizational strategies that make life a little simpler, we are always finding something delicious at Stone Gable! If you don’t already, make a point to stop by! 

We hope you had an amazing weekend. Thanks for starting your week with us!

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Dining Nooks

Peter Pennoyer Architect
If you’re like us, choreographing a delicious meal is always a part of the day’s equation.
Windsor Smith Design

As we all know, it’s not only about the food. Those family meals are where stories are swapped and bonds are forged, days are analyzed and plans are made.

Thibault Jeanson Photography via House Beautiful
That’s why where we eat those meals is oh-so important. Who would want to zone out in front of the TV when you could sit around this beautiful spread and savor?

MH Design via At Home in Arkansas
When creating the kind of atmosphere that everyone can enjoy at the end of the day, few things are as important as dining room furniture.
Muse Interiors
The right dining furniture not only adds style but also sets the tone for the sort of meal that is about to be enjoyed.

John Kernick Photography via House Beautiful
Bold colors add energy in an instant! Few combinations feel more positive than bright red against stark white.

Coastal Living
Add the same pop of red to a richer color palette and the mood instantly changes. We love how cozy and intimate this nook feels.
A fabulous farmhouse table is always a good bet for feeding a family. When it’s filled with fresh fruit, all the better! 
You know us… We think the lighting makes the space! This chandelier is the ideal combination of  rustic and modern, making this space feel airy and easy.

Traci Rhoads Design

Even more traditional dining furniture can feel youthful and fun when combined with the right accessories. For us, these out-of-the-ordinary candlesticks make this tablescape!

Sally Stephonkus
Gray and white is a color palette we’re loving right now, no matter what the feel it’s used to create. The Louis ghost chairs and Saarinen table are sleek and modern.

House and Home
When it comes to creating the perfect dining nook, we could go all kinds of different ways. From the starkly modern to this cottage style, we love them all! And what’s happier for a dining table than sunflowers?
We hope that you find time to savor a meal with someone you love  in the perfect dining nook this week. Happy Monday!


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House Tour: Cabin Fever

School’s out for summer, and we’ve got cabin fever! There’s no better time for a getaway to somewhere completely relaxing. We think this would do nicely… The rustic feel is so charming and makes us long for the simple life! Just looking at the pictures of this incredible natural setting complete with its blend-with-nature furnishings makes us feel like we’ve been on vacation. What do you think? Is this your kind of getaway?

We hope your day is full of fresh air and sunshine. How are you planning to unwind this summer? 
Thanks for stopping by!

  via Garden and Gun – Carolyn Malone Design


House Tour:Belk Farm

Do you ever just have one of those days? I mean, of course you do. Well, WE had one of those days yesterday in a big way. It started with a rather large check being sent to the wrong address and being deposited by some random stranger and ended with… Deleting the last 100 comments on our blog. That’s sad because we love y’all and all your sweet words make our day! Fortunately, we did realize that they are all in our email so your giveaway entries are saved! Shew! But, if you haven’t entered to win $100 REJUVENATION GIFT CARD, don’t forget to do it! (Click here for rules.)
On to the real news of the day… This awesome Belk Farm tour. 
My hubby Will sent this to me via Garden and Gun, and I totally fell in love.
We love the simplicity of this kitchen. The open shelves, the simple, white china…

The island that can easily seat a large family for casual dining.
But, then again, what’s a farmhouse without a farm table? We think the tolix barstools and chairs add continuity here.
This simple flax bedding is perfect for the farm. No muss, no fuss and looks even better with a hint of a wrinkle.
No farmhouse would be complete without a few animals. These goats are adorable! Plus, we love the idea of a bunch of little ones brushing their teeth side-by-side before running to play in the great outdoors.
The crispness of these white towels against the rustic dark of the wood is truly one of those pleasures in life that take your breath away with their utter simplicity.
We’re sure we’ve mentioned how much we’d like to have our very own chicken coop. Plus, you can’t get up with the rooster if you can’t hear it crow!
This is so picturesque. Talk about the perfect place to watch your corn pop up in rows!
What a magnificent view! Add a cup of hot tea, a good friend and some sweet little ones splashing around and this is the perfect day. Oh, goodness. Give us the simple life…
What’s your idea of the perfect retreat?

Source: Garden and Gun

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