Brands I Like 

Ralph Lauren    Pottery Barn   Williams Sonoma  Sur La Table

 

I believe in mixing high and low priced items to achieve a look I have seen out and about. Below is a curated collection of items that are either the exact items represented or those similar in style.  Most of the photos are NEFL's unless otherwise noted. Please note that many of the product links are those I have partnered with, but I only show products or brands that I myself would use or purchase. 

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 On day four of our moving in, I set out to find fabric red, white, and blue patriotic Bunting for our new home and fence.  I could not be more pleased with the quality of this bunting that is made in the usa. 

On day four of our moving in, I set out to find fabric red, white, and blue patriotic Bunting for our new home and fence.  I could not be more pleased with the quality of this bunting that is made in the usa. 

 Out golfing with the mr at mingo loop in rangeley, Maine. my michele watch is telling me it's time to head into town for dinner and a cocktail. 

Out golfing with the mr at mingo loop in rangeley, Maine. my michele watch is telling me it's time to head into town for dinner and a cocktail. 

fountain pen  faber and note cards

Let's revive the lost art of writing a  thank you note! It can be as simple as "I had the best time!" 

 Simon Pearce glass pumpkin - Hand blown product and A New England Brand 

Simon Pearce glass pumpkin - Hand blown product and A New England Brand 

 During a shopping excursion to William Sonoma, I fell in love with these Bat Plates and black and white Table Setting

During a shopping excursion to William Sonoma, I fell in love with these Bat Plates and black and white Table Setting

 Photo source unknown 

Photo source unknown 


  During lunch on the porch at  Twin Farms , Vermont

During lunch on the porch at Twin Farms, Vermont

A gourmet dining experience on the porch

 During a meal at the  Rangeley Inn , in Rangeley, ME, I loved how the french fries were presented on my husband's meal.  It took a burger and fries from ho hum to something a little extra special. I found a bowl from Sur La Table, that looks the same (it could even be the same bowl).  

During a meal at the Rangeley Inn, in Rangeley, ME, I loved how the french fries were presented on my husband's meal.  It took a burger and fries from ho hum to something a little extra special. I found a bowl from Sur La Table, that looks the same (it could even be the same bowl).  

 taking a break by the band stand after an early morning bike ride. My  white skechers  are used to walking, but I think biking is going to be happening a lot more! 

taking a break by the band stand after an early morning bike ride. My white skechers are used to walking, but I think biking is going to be happening a lot more! 

 For two years in a row, I have purchased Yan kee candle's autumn wreath candle to burn in my kitchen. It is strong enough to make you think of fall, but not too strong to make you go running out of the room.  I will be purchasing it each fall; that's for sure, especially since it is a New England brand.

For two years in a row, I have purchased Yan kee candle's autumn wreath candle to burn in my kitchen. It is strong enough to make you think of fall, but not too strong to make you go running out of the room.  I will be purchasing it each fall; that's for sure, especially since it is a New England brand.

  A salad created for our summer 2015 issue by the chef at  Simon Pearce .  Photo sent to us by Simon Pearce.

A salad created for our summer 2015 issue by the chef at Simon Pearce.  Photo sent to us by Simon Pearce.

A strawberry summer salad at Simon Pearce Restaurant.

 During a winter visit to the Breakers, one of the mansions in Newport, RI, I was inspired to find out a bit more about cooking with copper pots.  A few notes on the benefits of cooking with copper can be found on my blog.  

During a winter visit to the Breakers, one of the mansions in Newport, RI, I was inspired to find out a bit more about cooking with copper pots.  A few notes on the benefits of cooking with copper can be found on my blog.  

 Apple Pie With Leaf Pie Crust - I found these leaf cookie cutters at a little shop in Vermont, but for those not close to a store,  I did find the exact leave cookie cutter for you.  Another usa made product! This  Apple Pie recipe  is one that I have been making for as long as I can remember. 

Apple Pie With Leaf Pie Crust - I found these leaf cookie cutters at a little shop in Vermont, but for those not close to a store,  I did find the exact leave cookie cutter for you.  Another usa made product! This Apple Pie recipe is one that I have been making for as long as I can remember. 

 Such a memorable evening. Sitting in leather chairs, by the fire at The Charlotte Inn, in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard with my husband. The Charlotte Inn is a stunning relais chateaux property and historic home / inn full of antiques and collections from the owners own travels and collections.  While supplies last, I was able to find the boot I have, but in black, and another style that is similar. 

Such a memorable evening. Sitting in leather chairs, by the fire at The Charlotte Inn, in Edgartown, Martha's Vineyard with my husband. The Charlotte Inn is a stunning relais chateaux property and historic home / inn full of antiques and collections from the owners own travels and collections.  While supplies last, I was able to find the boot I have, but in black, and another style that is similar.