here is a glimpse of Deanna's lovely Victorian home.
She very graciously invited us to dinner during my weekend
with the girls in Connecticut.
I hadn't been to Deanna's home for a few years...
...since the Home and Garden Tour.
Deanna has a love of rich and vibrant color....
...her home is filled with period antiques and her many collections.
These are the painted back stairs that lead from the kitchen
to the second floor.
Just outside the kitchen is this lovely pergola covered area...
...Deanna served our dinner here.
Carole from Maynard Greenhouse joined us!
It was so fun to sit and catch up with these girls
on a beautiful June evening.
Some of Deanna's many collected clocks hang on the wall
next to the swinging doors that lead into the dining room.
This Victorian inspired and decorated bathroom is off the kitchen....
....it even has a claw foot tub behind the door.
In the dining room Deanna installed gold trim below the crown molding.
She found it when we were all together hunting treasure
at the Madison Bouckville show in upstate New York
several summers ago.
I was impressed then...
that she found bundles of this special trim.
And now, I am really impressed to see that she actually installed it.
It looks beautiful and just as if it has always been there!
This gorgeous built in cupboard is original to the house and was covered with layers of paint when Deanna and Scott moved in.
She was delighted to discover a switch that lit the interior.
One of the comfy parlors...
Over the years, Deanna and her husband
have put in many hours restoring the home.
Deanna has filled it with period pieces
and decorated it in true Victorian fashion.
The wrap around porch provides many covered areas
for relaxing, reading or visiting.
I hope you have enjoyed this quick tour
of Deanna's Victorian home.
Remember if you are in the area of Ivoryton, Connecticut ...
...a stop at her shop Gather should be at the top of your list.
You won't leave empty handed!
We are enjoying gorgeous weather here in the Adirondacks.
I have been having fun working on projects with Dad...
...sorting and pricing odds and ends for the shop...
...and planting window boxes and zinc tubs with flowers.
Mr. Flea is thrilled to be out in his kayak again!
Hope you have fun plans for the weekend!
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