Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Rent A Vermont Farmhouse For This View

Posted on | January 3, 2013 | 19 Comments

The last weekend of 2012 we did our first overnight trip with Frances to Vermont. We were invited to stay at a beautiful farmhouse my sister rented in Waterbury, Vermont. The trip was just over 3 hours from Massachusetts and a safe distance to practice our new parenting skills. As we drove north through New Hampshire the landscape turned from muddy browns to white blankets of snow. Frances slept majority of the way (see a pic here); making just one pit stop where we successfully maneuvered our first diaper changing in the car.

On Saturday, we bundled baby up in full winter gear and brought her out for her first winter snowstorm. I got a kick out of letting the fresh snowflakes fall on her face even though she squirmed and whined a little. We made our first baby snow angel (she was asleep) and took a hike around the farm meeting chickens in an adorable red hen house and sat on a pony! This little girl is spoiled for only being 2-months old!

My sister found the house on Homeaway.com (for rental info): an online database of vacation rentals. She and her family spent the week skiing at nearby Stowe Mountain. The farmhouse has a huge kitchen that’s great for cooking in the evenings, a pool table, hot tub (my nieces loved), an outdoor fireplace and five bedrooms situated on 20 acres. The shots above and below are the views! The mountains clouded in snow; the air still and crisp.

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Frances-first-snowFirst snow

winter-vermont-snowVermont views

horses-farm-vtHorses at farm

winter-leafless-treesWinter trees

candycane-horseCandy Cane the pony

trees-snow-vermontBare trees

snow-house-country-rentalGreg and Frances in front of the farmhouse

red-snowRed exterior against snowfall


vermont-chicken-coopVermont chicken coop

winter-snowWinter views from farmhouse

snowflakesMe and Frances outside the barn

frances-ponyFrances in pink on a pony

jones-family-vtThe Jones Family

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Green Doors and Shutters in France

Posted on | May 30, 2012 | 13 Comments


Moody gray greens are my favorite color. In Provence I spotted this very particular green on front doors, shutters, lights and fences. “That’s my green,” I exclaimed to Greg! I painted the molding in my den Farrow & Ball’s Verte De Terre; which looks very similar. The gray undertones of the green pigment are gorgeous against stone. Below some snapshots of greens spotted around Provence.





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