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.
Beautiful photos and even better ideas have kept us glued to our screen and coming back daily to Stone Gable.
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!)
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!
From tutorials and how-to articles on refreshing your home and garden for every season,
To her so delicious and so lovely desserts that we wish we could reach through the computer screen and taste,
Yvonne is always serving up something amazing at Stone Gable!
We especially love hearing what’s fresh on her farm and how she’s utilizing it.
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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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…
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!
Maybe we’re a week late, but we thought we’d take a moment to revisit some of our most-pinned Pinterest images from 2012. If they were great once, we thought it might be fun to see them all in the same place, all over again! We hope you enjoy!
Fittingly, some of our most popular pictures of 2012, were on white clapboard houses in the year when we bought our own white clapboard house in Beaufort!
Along that same vein, all of you were just as taken as we were with these adorable cozy cottages. It’s like Hansel and Gretel — without the witch.
It’s no surprise that burlap drapes were a hit. Doesn’t this look like the most inviting spot to get a little work done?
A perfect spread for a perfect meal. The botanical prints are the icing on the cake!
So, there it is, the year’s most-pinned pictures in a nutshell. If you’re new to the blog, that was sort of like watching the highlight reel from the past season. Thanks to all our readers, old and new, for making 2012 so much fun. We hope that 2013 will be just as beautiful!