Italian Tiles & The Brokaw Clock

Italian Tiles  A box of left-over tiles from the Breakfast Porch was recently discovered in the basement. They revealed that these much-admired pink poppy tiles were made in Italy sometime around the turn of the twentieth century and installed here in the Breakfast Porch in 1907. They were manufactured in Vietro Sul Mare, a small town south of Naples known […]

Valentine’s Day roundup

I don’t know about you but another dumping of winter white that turned almost immediately to slushy gray has my eyes crying out for spring. As luck would have it (and by luck I mean a perfectly timed winter bloomer, and a warmish greenhouse), it’s all hearts and flowers here at Blithewold. Despite the weather. […]