Friday, March 25, 2011

Old and yet so now

What seems already so long ago - our winter break was spent in Woodstock, VT.
There is a wonderful place nearby: Billings Farm. It is a working museum farm, with livestock, gardens and a wonderful farmhouse museum, built for the farm manager and his family around the 1890's.
What was so interesting about the place is the fact that it was designed very forward thinking for the time, with central heating, with running warm and cold water, a airy basement and many of the luxuries of the time.

Walking through the rooms I felt they would easily satisfy residents today, give or take a few things. I was delighted to find beautiful wallpapers.

Just look at this place! It's wallpapers are absolutely now!

The bathroom, with a hand painted sink, very fancy!

Build-in china closet in the dining room.

 I love the pantry! Why don't they build houses today like this anymore?

Look at the incredible coffee storage and grinder!

I loved these rooms, the light and the thoughtful layout.
This is the dairy, they had the first mechanical butter maker in the country!

And transportation....

Enough land to go on a sleigh ride!

More then 120 years ago doesn't seem so old-fashioned at all! I was reminded of images I have seen only recently...

A happy weekend to you my friends!

Images above by V.Zlotkowski, Country Home magazine, Zoffany wallpaper and Tribal Home.


  1. What a dreamy spot! I love how one can be inspired away from home.

  2. Did you know Woodstock was voted the prettiest small town in America? My husband and his family have a house up there right behind the Woodstock Inn, I love walking to town for coffee or cocktails. Simon Pearce being one of my fave restaurants not too far away. Sorry to say I have never been to Billings Farm, must make that top of my list for next visit....maybe a blogger slumber party this spring? Would you be up for it?!! That picture of you in the mirror is amazing, as is the wallpaper, the sink THAT PANTRY!!! Good Lord I was born in the wrong era.

    Let's talk about a black fly blog party in Woodstock...

  3. I have been to Woodstock and Bath in England. Now I want to visit the sister places in the US. I have long ago reatives that lived in Bath, New York. This is a somday wish.

  4. Yea - a comment finally worked. I do not know why but this means I am doing a happy dance.

    Ops someday is miss spelled above.

  5. I loved Interior Design of all room in ur house..It simply super........
    Houses in Australia


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