Salamander Farm

 Just as much as summer has us dreaming about long days lounging with our toes in the sand, that first hint of fall and back to school has us dreaming of crisp fall days around a bonfire in a beautiful place like Salamander Farm. In this case, the book is just as good as the cover. We hope you enjoy this peek inside!

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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.

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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.

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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!)

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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!

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Summer Porch Plantings

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

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The Potting Table

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

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

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Key Lime Mini Desserts

 Yvonne is always serving up something amazing at Stone Gable!

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Caprese Tower

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

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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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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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House Tour: Farmhouse Restoration

     If you follow our blog, you know we are restoring a home in Beaufort, NC. It is our love of historic homes that makes us so excited about this Southern Living Ideahouse. A far departure from the usual, brand new construction we see in ideahouses, this was a renovation of the historic kind. Did we mention it’s a farmhouse? Is there anything better than that? It’s modern yet classic, clean and streamlined yet undeniably charming. It combines the best of both worlds, a perfect representation of the new old house. We hope you enjoy touring this beautiful home as much as we did!

Doesn’t this make you want to ditch city life a la Green Acres? We hope your Wednesday is full of fresh air, sunshine and plenty of green! Thanks for sharing part of your day with us!

Source: Southern Living

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House Tour: At Home on the Farm

For ancient tress and spagnum moss to write home about, there’s nowhere quite like Charleston, SC. The lowcountry is home to great gumbo, horse-drawn carriages, and, of course, stunning homes. That’s why it’s the perfect place to kick off our new Wednesday series on home tours. If you’re like us, you’re a little nosy. We don’t necessarily care what our neighbors are doing, but we sure would love to take a peek inside their houses! Here’s our big chance!
If you’re going to start something new, we say start big. What is bigger than a farmhouse. On the water.  It’s both of our dream houses rolled into one!

Rustic beams and paneling lend this house that lived-in, been-here-forever look that you only find at the best places.
Well-placed antiques further add to the charm and style of this fabulous home.
Every getaway needs a library full of great books. After all, if you’re still plugged in, you’re not really away.

It truly is the simple things that make a house a home. A glass soap dispenser on a clean counter feels so calming.
We can’t imagine a more relaxing place to sit on a beautiful day.

I wanna live where the green grass grows… Watch my corn pop up in rows… We couldn’t have said it better, Tim.
Serene marshland is one of the things the lowcountry does best!

What a view! We’re big fans of what’s inside, but, we have to admit, it’s what outside that really sets this place apart.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our first home tour. Check back every Wednesday for a peek at the house and grounds of another amazing place!
Source: Charleston Home Magazine 

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