Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! I love coming here to visit ... and I count you among the things for which I give thanks.Connie
Thank you Connie, that it so sweet!
Happy Thanksgiving to you Joan!! We have three inches of snow here in Virginia so it feels more like Christmas. ;) My house looks like thanksgiving though. :)
Enjoy your snowy Thanksgiving Renee!
Thank you and Thanksgiving blessings to you! Is your front door original to your home? It is lovely. Looking to replace the front door on the new to us vintage home we just purchased. Do not want the "big box store" look so think that means some reusing of old. The search is on.
It is original to the house Sarah. It originally had etched glass, but that was removed before we bought the property. It just got a fresh coat of high gloss black earlier this fall! I'm with you on those 'big box store' doors- you can spot them a mile away;)
and, blessings to you sweet laney!
Happy ThanksgivingLinda C in Seattle
Thank you Linda! We're having a beautiful "Seattle" kind of day today- raining! Miss the beautiful Pacific NW...
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dan and Ella too! My house will be full any minute now for the weekend. I am very grateful for that and for the blessings I have received since my husband passed away. Carrying on is not always easy but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. We have so much to be thankful for. xo
That makes me so happy Dianne, that your home will be full! I was thinking of you just the other day. Sending my love...
Thank you....May your Thanksgiving be happy, healthy, and thankful! ;)
Thank you Donnamae!
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for all the inspiration you give me. By the way, I made your pumpkin cranberry muffins this year, and they were FABULOUS!!!
Oh, I love hearing that Kim! They are on my list to make today! Happy Thanksgiving!
JoanYour house looks lovely in every season! Happy Thanksgiving!
Thank you Cindy! Hope its a beautiful turkey day in CA!
Happy Thanksgiving Joan, Dan & Ella! Hope you have a lovely, blessed day in New Hampshire! xo
Happy thanksgiving to you. Your home is so beautiful with your little autumny touches here and there. I hope you have a great day tomorrow, whatever you may be doing. xx
Love your images. Have a happy and blessed Thanksgiving to you and your family.xoxoLisaLeeshideaway
Happy Thanksgiving to you! I was just taking a break from my Thanksgiving preparations as we are having a houseful and was so excited to see a new post! I love the new lantern in the entry very pretty.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Dan, and Ella as well. Your blog gives me such inspiration, and, like the others, I love coming here to visit. Thank you for the time you take to write this blog. It gives a lot of help to us designer wanna-be's! So much to be grateful for....BevVermont
After all your hard work, you have the perfect home in which to celebrate Thanksgiving--and in New England, yet!Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.--Jim
Thanksgiving Blessings to you too! The lantern you have on your hall table is an exact match for my sidewalk lantern! I have it mounted on top of one of the original front porch posts of my 150 year old house, and it lights up my sidewalk made from reclaimed Baltimore City street bricks. Love it! Great minds think alike!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and surroundings. I'm grateful that I found your blog!!Happy Thanksgiving.Best Regards, Wenda
Happy Thanksgiving, Joan, Dan and Ella from PA. Thanks for allowing us to peek inside your lovely home!
Dear Joan, Dan, and Ella: Mike and I wish you and your families a wonderful Thanksgiving. Cindy
...to you too! Does Ella like Thanksgiving? It's the cats favorite!
Hoping you enjoy the holiday too. I love your glass spooners, I have a few some ( well one) has it's matching pitcher too. They always remind me of my maternal Grandmothers house there was one double handled cut glass spooner on the kitchen table with its oil cloth cover. There were different spoons in it . We all wanted the Charlie McCarty spoon. I have it now. Your home looks lovely again Happy Thanksgiving
Joan, Dan, and Ella, Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing your home and journeyMargaret, Virginia
Hi Joan,A very Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I'm taking a break from cooking and boy does it feel good to sit down and write to you! There will be a total of 31 family members here tomorrow and would you believe that doesn't even include Ruth and her family!! Wait, it's now 32....my sister-in-law just called to see if she could bring her dog! I hope you, Dan and Ella have a beautiful day tomorrow. I'm so grateful for your blog and the joy it has given my extended family!MaryFairfield, CT.
Joan and family,Best of Thanksgiving wishes to you and yours. xo,Karen
Sending warm wishes for Thanksgiving to you, Dan and Ella.
Joan, best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving . Enjoyed seeing the photos of your lovely NH home.
I love your home! Your fireplace is lovely, is it gas?Kristy from Utah!
It is Kristy- it is a see-thru fireplace and is open to the kitchen and to the formal dining room.
beautiful......happy thanksgiving to you too..
Happy Thanksgiving to ya'll! We love you!Lucas and Jenny
Wanted to pop in to say hi and a warn and happy Thanksgiving to you!!
And to you.
A belated happy Thanksgiving to you, Joan. Oh, your home! It's so cozy! I want to just pop by for a visit, curl up by the fire, and give Ella some kisses. Enjoy your holiday season!Claudia
This may seem like a very small thing, but I love the peak into the kitchen from the hall. I'm always trying to wrap my head around the layouts of people's houses (the floorplans you posted are very helpful for that) to understand how the spaces interact with each other. For some reason, I keep flipping your kitchen in my mind thinking that the eating area is closer to the barn room. Now I'm realizing that this comment is sounding really creepy stalkerish. Sorry about that. I totally don't mean it that way. You are safe from me. Although I'd love to come visit. Okay, I'm stopping now. Have a very happy Thanksgiving.
ha! Trust me Julia, this is not a creepy comment;) I do the same thing too- trying to figure out the layout of someone's house! Yes, the kitchen dining table and the formal dining room share the same fireplace. The refrigerator is closer to the barn room.
Everything looks FAB, you are so talented.
Hope you, Dan and Ella had a beautiful day.
Such a lovely space! I'm so happy I found your blog. You certainly have a new follower now. I'd love for you to drop by my blog sometime to see what we do!Tania from FARRAGOZ
Seeing your black newel post inside your black glossy painted door is inspiring me to paint mine black, too! Once again, I'm oogling over your pictures. Thankful for your blog!
Hi Joan, without fail, every time I see your home I imagine living in it ;-) There are gorgeous houses and then there are gorgeous homes. Yours, to me, is all home. I want to drink coffee in the chairs by the fireplace.
Hi, I started following you on Instagram and love your posts, especially the ones about your sweet dog, haha! I love your slipcovers on the dining chairs. I've always thought about using them, but worry about the dog hair that comes with having the four legged family members we love so much. Am I worrying for no reason? Thanks for sharing your home with all of us. It's always inspiring, Joycelyn
hi Joycelyn, I'm afraid dog hair comes with the territory (i.e. the puppy love;) and I simply vacuum the covers when needed, which includes the sides as we'll love on her when sitting in the chairs and she'll lean against the side and voila... dog hair! Wouldn't trade it for the world though;)
Thank you for all the wonderful ideas! Kindest regards, Carolina Elizabeth
Welcome! Thank you for leaving a comment; you have no idea how much your comments inspire me to keep writing- I appreciate each and every one. Comments are moderated by me prior to publishing on the blog, so if you don't see your comment post immediately it will be posted as soon as I receive it and read it. joan