Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Visiting Bunny Williams + Giveaway!

Hello ~

Gosh, how time flies! This is my 100th post! Seems like yesterday when I first sat down at my desk to start this blog. I hope you have enjoyed all the antiques, collections, travel destinations, homes and gardens featured.

Speaking of gardens, I have a showstopping garden tour to share. Thanks a million to my good friend, fellow blogger and design colleague, Phyllis Higgerson of Henhurst Interiors, for this special guest post on style icon Bunny Williams' magical garden in Connecticut. And for the giveaway - a signed copy of Bunny's classic, top selling book: An Affair With A House.

Phyllis is a brilliant interior designer whose sophisticated work I greatly admire. Enjoy some of her projects on her website, blog and Instagram page - you won't be disappointed! 

Take it away, Phyllis!!

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of touring Bunny Williams' Connecticut garden during one of The Garden Conservancy's Open Days in Litchfield County. It was a perfect early summer morning and a joy to explore the varied gardens that surround the house as well as viewing some of the interiors. I came away with a lot of inspiration, and I am thrilled to be sharing here today at Tone on Tone.
The property features two formal gardens (a sunken garden with a lovely water feature and a boxwood parterre), an expansive cutting and vegetable garden complex with an extraordinary chicken coop, woodland trails complete with a cool, bubbling stream, a fruit tree orchard and a classically-inspired pool pavilion with a knock-out view. Let's begin.
Currently blooming amid clipped evergreens and boxwood spheres in the sunken garden to the left of the house were loads of alliums.
A view across the small pool filled with koi and water lilies to a field cut with trails and dotted with birdhouses.
The terrace at the back of the house featuring potted boxwoods.
To the right of the house is the barn, a spot for entertaining guests or finding a quiet place to read.
Two things about Bunny Williams that became readily apparent during my tour: she is the consummate hostess and her dogs are truly part of the family. They are welcome everywhere and their comfort is always considered.
The guest room in the barn loft.
The parterre garden behind the barn. The structure on the left side of the photo is the conservatory attached to the back of the barn.
On one side of the parterre is a fence that has been allowed to weather grey and is underplanted with hostas. In the center of the two far boxwood beds are dwarf Koren lilacs; in the near beds are two Italian oil jars. One of Bunny's beloved dogs in the lower left hand corner:
A hornbeam hedge forms a wall on the other side of the parterre. At the back is a rustic pergola covered in climbing roses.
The service barn at the vegetable and cutting garden:
An expansive green house over-winters exotic and tropical plants and the potted fig trees currently positioned around the garden.
An elegant compost receptacle:
Bunny mentioned the chickens are her husband's passion. They certainly live in high style at the aviary.
The path to the pool house through the orchard of heirloom apple trees:
The pool house was inspired by an 18th-century French garden folly and built to the exact proportions of a classical Greek temple.
The building is also equipped for entertaining with a small kitchen and bar.
It is a magical spot.
Many thanks to our gracious hostess who warmly greeted visitors, made sure we saw everything, and spent time answering questions and signing copies of her books. Much more detail about the garden can be found in An Affair With A House. And many thanks to my dear friend, Loi, for welcoming me to contribute to Tone on Tone.
ABOVE: Bunny Williams

For more information on visiting Open Garden Days throughout the country visit the Garden Conservancy.

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Wasn't that a lovely tour? Such incredible ornaments, structures and plantings! I love all the "outdoor rooms." Many thanks, Phyllis!!
As mentioned, we have a signed copy of An Affair With A House to give away. Just leave a comment (one per person), and we'll pick the lucky winner via Random.Org on July 8th at 8:00 PM Eastern time. The giveaway is open to all, and the book will be shipped free of charge.

Cheers,
Loi

451 comments:

  1. Wonder what they are serving for lunch these days ?

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  2. I love your blog and thanks for sharing this wonderful house and garden. I would love to win the book. Thank, Kathy kradams54@hotmail.com

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  3. Thanks for all the many inspirering posts Loi. I am lucky to have found your aesthetic blog, where I always, always get a sweet break.

    Oooooh my gosh...I adore this house, all the interior designs and how the garden just hugs the house with beautiful plantings and boxwood that is simply to die for. I could most certainly see myself dose of - dreaming of Bunnys place.
    Best to you from Denmark

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  4. Some beautiful dog beds and the chicken houses are an inspiration for me. Love your design style so classic elegance but put your feet up comfort. Peace

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  5. Thanks for sharing. This complex of gardens are really an inspiration.
    The book would surely be wellcome.
    Kind Regards from Portugal
    Isabel (isabelmariapdias@gmail.com)

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  6. Congratulations on your 100th posting, Loi, and for sharing your own beautiful house, and the many others. I enjoyed Phyllis' tour and needless to say, would love to own the Bunny Williams special edition! Mark

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  7. Bunny Williams is a woman of many talents as evident in her gardens. Thanks for sharing them, Phyllis. I'd love to read her book! And Loi, having published 100 posts is a great milestone. Well done!

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  8. I would love to have the opportunity to visit Bunny Williams' garden, but that's not likely to happen. Thanks for giving us an up close look at this lovely space. I would be thrilled to win a copy of her book if fate smiles upon me. Beautiful, generous gift, Loi. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    I had the pleasure of hearing Bunny Williams speak two years ago at the Nashville Antique and Garden Show. She spoke on her friendship and professional relationship with Albert Hadley. I've never enjoyed a talk more! Bunny was entertaining with heartfelt stories of times through the years and shared some photos that were from her own scrapbook of memories. It was a treat of a lifetime for me.
    Thanks again for sharing this beautiful post!

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  9. First time stopping by here and what a wonderful post to read! Congrats on 100.
    It was lovely to see the photos of Bunny's home and gardens!

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  10. What a lovely "visit" to Bunny's home and gardens--so beautiful!! Thank you for the chance to win Bunny's book also. Congratulations on your 100th post on your very lovely blog...

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  11. Wow, what a treat to see Bunny's home and gardens. What and incredibly beautiful space, I wouldn't want to leave! Thank you for the beautiful photos and descriptions!

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  12. Enjoyed this post but my favorite was the one showcasing your home gardens. An inspiration!

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  13. I found your site through My Sweet Savannah and have visited several times.... beautiful site... beautiful home.... especially the heart shaped rock I saw at the edge of the small pool...

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  14. Dear Loi, it is amazing that you have just featured your 100th post, congratulations!
    Much thanks to you, to Phyllis and of course to Bunny for this incredible adventure. The gardens are an absolute delight!
    I would be honored to have a signed copy of Bunny's book, An Affair with a House.

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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  15. Beautiful and inspiring photos, thank you for sharing Bunny Williams gardens with us. I look forward to the next garden tour. And many more beautiful posts on Tone on Tone.

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  16. Loi, this was stunning! And I can't believe it's you 100th blog post! WOW!! I have loved each and every one even when I can't comment! I could've sworn Bunny was in my shop today! No lie…I almost asked the lady but she came in saying she had laryngitis! I even thought…I bet it's a front! Who knows these days! Anyway, I love anything and everything Bunny Williams! Same goes for loving anything and everything Loi! So glad we've become friends over the years! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!

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  17. As a fellow Litchfield County denizen, I feel like I should have had this book on my shelves ages ago. Bunny has a great eye.

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  18. First of all, let me greet you happy 100th Loi!!!! I need to do a lot of back reading, but so far everything you have posted have been trulywell-written, interesting, informative and always beautiful! I look forward to the next 100 more to come!

    Phyllis, thank you so much for this wonderful tour, you are indeed lucky to see Bunny William's home up close - a paradise for sure, for anyone who loves anything beautiful.

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  19. Bunny Williams is a favorite and her gardens are unbelievable. I can't imagine what a treat this would be to see in person, Phyllis. Thank you for the visual feast! And Loi, congratulations on your 100th post - that's a big milestone!! I think we have been following from your start - thank you for all of the inspiration!!

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  20. Congratulations, Loi, on 100 posts! Thanks for all the beauty you've brought to us with each and every one. And thanks so much to Phyllis for this fantastic tour. I'm going to need to go through these photos several times to take them all in. The gardens are a work of art - those are certainly some lucky chickens! - and I love the evidence of much the dogs are in the middle of it -- the beds and the little guy peeking out in the corner of one of the pictures, so cute! Thanks for capturing the loveliness of it all!

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  21. Hi Loi, what a lovely surprise to see Phyllis's garden tour here! What a treat - it must have been sooooo amazing to visit Bunny and her gardens. Perfection. Lucky Phyllis!! Thanks for all the photos and description...!
    Hope I win the book. Haha. Xo and happy 100th Loi..
    Xo

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  22. Congrats on your 100th Loi,
    What a home to love, and that pool house, chicken coop and private run for them the gardens amaze.
    You have shard enough beauty in your many postings to inspire a life time!

    Beautiful days ahead of you

    Xx
    bisous

    Doré

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  23. Congratulations on your 100th posting, Loi! Thanks for sharing this amazing home and garden! Beautiful!!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  24. I am going to obsess over that compost receptacle -- and the gate in the 5th photo.

    Congrats on the 100th post! - Cindy

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  25. Thanks for the chance to win, beautiful pictures! samke23 at gmail dot com

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  26. I'm glad I followed your pin back from Pinterest because that is an amazing garden. I also like the picture Phyllis Higgerson included of Bunny Williams because she looks like a lady who would work in her garden. Of course I would love to read the book. Fingers crossed from across the Atlantic.

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  27. Well done Loi on your 100th post - you do visit some wonderful homes and gardens. This one is full of features that I have never come across before - the Pool House in the style of a Classical Greek Temple is extraordinary and highly imaginative, and how many hens live in such a charming coop as that.

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  28. Thanks for all the many inspiring posts Loi.Congrats congrats oh so excited for you. This is such an honor and your home so deserving. I cannot wait to see you in the next issue.
    Interior Design Idea

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  29. GOod glory Loi and Phyllis, you both have planned out a knock-out post for us today! I once had the pleasure of introducing myself to Bunny Williams (I sent her a package of some of my art on cards, etc). Her home is thrilling to look at for the details (those beams...my dream!) and her gardens are exemplary. The chicken coop and pool house...again, such detail yet a very organized and simple design. The lush and clipped greenery and symmetrical gardens are to be admired. Thank you for this wonderful and magical tour! Anita

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  30. Congratulations on 100 posts! i would be perfectly happy living in Bunny's pool house, gorgeous!

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  31. Congratulations I Love your Blog and enjoyed touring Bunny's home and gardens. Thank you for such a nice give-away.
    Jen
    bb2339@aol.com

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  32. Bunny's gardens are breathtaking!!! Not to mention her gorgeous home. I so enjoyed the tour.
    What a lovely giveaway!
    Mary Alice

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  33. I had the good fortune of visiting Bunny's home with the Hortus Club some years ago. The conservatory was just being built, but it promised to be magnificent. Like everything else she and John undertake, it is. Does she still have the moss-covered bench in her sunken garden? I loved that. Everything they do is beautiful, even the dog beds. We did not tour the interior of the house, only the garden, so I enjoyed seeing your pictures of some of the rooms. Her book, I am sure, will be filled with more visual delights.

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  34. Congratulations on your 100th post!

    Thanks for the fabulous look into Bunny's gardens...heavenly.

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  35. The book looks amazing. Love to curl up and read and dream.

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  36. How lucky you are to have visited her property via the Garden Conservancy Open Days! I was fortunate to hear her lecture in December in Jacksonville, FL. BW is a gracious and open speaker; I truly enjoyed listening to her.

    best,
    teaorwine

    teaorwine.blogspot.com

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  37. amazing gardens and grounds. bunny's taste is peerless, isn't it? thanks so much, you two! donna

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  38. Amazing gardens...everything so beautifully done down to the last detail. Thank you for sharing the tour!
    Maggie

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  39. Many thanks to your gardening correspondent Phyllis for this beautiful post. I really love Bunny's garden and find it very inspriring. What a nice mix of formal and casual/rustic elements. I've not seen a copy of Bunny's book but love her style so I'd love to have a copy of her book.

    And happy 100th, Loi! May we enjoy many more!

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  40. I particularly love Ms. Williams' potager and poultry palace. Beautifully organized and productive. Best wishes! (lalobaluna@windstream.net)

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  41. First of all, congrats on your 100th post! You are such a wonderful part of the blogging community and I truly look forward to each and every one of your posts. And what can I saw about Bunny Williams' gardens other than that they're amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. Gorgeous! I could spend all day out in those gardens!

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  43. Your 100th post! Congratulations!

    As always, another beautiful post, thanks for sharing! What a beautiful garden, very inspiring.

    Have great day!

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  44. Beautiful gardens. One can only dream......
    lzajic@sbcglobal.net

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  45. Congratulations Loi on your 100th post! Love your store and home. Well Bunny Williams' gardens look like a bit of paradise, love her entertainment barn - I could live in a place like that all year round! Would love to be lucky enough to win the book!
    noreen@savana.co.za

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  46. CONGRATULATIONS ON THE 100TH!!!
    Thank you Loi and Phyllis for sharing this beautiful home and gardens! I can only imagine long summer afternoons and evenings enjoying the outdoor spaces!
    xo
    Patty

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  47. What a wonderful post, Loi & Phyllis! I love the Garden Conservancy events and go as often as I can. That bar table takes my breath away. Only Bunny could do this and make you envious. Loved every image !! Happy 100th, Loi !!

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  48. Dear Loi, Congratulations on your 100th post! I so enjoy reading your blog. I have long been a fan of soft, Gustavian interiors. They don't seem to be very popular now. Everyone seems to love modern, but to me they are sublime. Thank you for all your beautiful images.

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  49. Wonderful interview and tour Loi and Phyllis! I purchased a copy of this book several months ago as we started to build the house. It's a wonderful reference and reprieve as I live in this state of transition (construction everywhere!). Her gardens and home design aesthetic is amazing and because I am a dog-lover;) I appreciate the way she accounts for their presence. Have a nice weekend ahead Loi! xxleslie

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  50. Bunny is brilliant! I look forward to reading more on Tone on Tone!

    Thanks Phyllis and Loi,

    Dean Farris

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  51. Loi & Phyllis, thank you for sharing the beautiful tour with us of Ms. Williams home. How beautiful and serene it seems! On my way next to check out Ms. Higgerson's blog, site, etc.
    I have my fingers crossed that I am the lucky one to be chosen for the book giveaway!!!!
    Valerie

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  52. Hi Loi, I'm going to read this super post a second time a bit later. There are so many insights to be absorbed. This house is truly a home.
    Congratulations on hitting 100!! xoxo
    Mary

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  53. How lovely...would love a weekend there!

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  54. She has the most attractive compost bin I have ever seen!, Phyllis your pictures and commentary are wonderful. I enjoyed every minute of the tour!!

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  55. Ok love the Loi/Phyllis duo! Fabulous pictures and love Bunny!! Kisses!! K

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  56. Love the beautiful, yet casually elegant, cozy and friendly feel of this environment - inside and out.

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  57. your 100th post! very impressive and exciting...congratulations, loi. bunny's place is so inspiring and heavenly. i can imagine strolling through those thoughtful gardens and in my head whispering 'thank you' over and over. and isn't that what we want our spaces (especially those out in nature) to stir in us and others? it's gratitude that keeps our hearts soft and open and free to accept new blessings and true peace. bravo to those involved in creating this home which would be all too easy to have an affair with. :)

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  58. Love the pool and poolhouse. Could spend an endless summer out there.
    Diane
    dmacinness@aol.com

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  59. Beautiful post by Phyllis, and congratulations on your 100th post Loi! I love your blog, so glad you started it, and I'm looking forward to 100's more. I would love to visit Bunny and her gardens. It's on my list of must-see places. My friend Joan, of fortheloveofahouse, visited her, and has had so many wonderful things to say about the whole experience. I'd love to win the copy of the book, so throw my name in the hat, kind sir!
    Best,
    Artie

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  60. loi how interesting you are! + phyliss best post ever + love bunny williams. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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  61. That does it!I am re~doing my chicken coop!
    The compost bin...........to die for!!!!!!!!!
    The stones surrounding the pool.........AWESOME!
    The GREEK HOUSE...........OMG!
    Please let me win the book as I so need to study more!
    I too have a LOVE of dogs and they too are thought of ALWAYS especially when it comes time to buy pillows as the Pillows belong to our dogs they use them for comfort and it gives me the GREATEST PLEASURE the way they move them about or just toss out of the way!

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  62. Congrats on your 100th post, Loi! And what a great feature post for it. I adore Bunny Williams and Phyllis's work is beautiful as well. What a wonderful giveaway!

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  63. Summertime Loi! Finally, and I know how much we both enjoy it! Thought of you as I planted my white pumpkins (squash) this year!

    Ok, about Bunny Williams:

    1) You are so lucky! :)

    2) I think I could live in that barn and would never leave!

    3) Noticed a VERY well-stocked bar!

    4) You know me and gardens!

    5) Love how she treats her dogs!

    6) I have had that chicken coop photo torn from a magazine FOREVER as my inspiration. Now i know who and where!

    7) Would LOVE to win the book.

    8) Congrats my friend on your 100th post. You have blessed us with your skill and passion.

    xo

    Monica

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  64. Phyllis and Loi,
    Thank you so much for this. I love Bunny Williams work and her grounds to her incredible home are inspiring to me, even though our yard is much smaller. The chicken coop and the compost enclosure were both unique and added so much to the overall space they encompass.
    Congratulations on your 100th post...time flies, doesn't it?
    xo,
    Karen

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  65. Loi, Congrats on the sharing of your 100 posts! Love your blog. Bunny Williams home screams welcome and serenity. I could wander on her property for weeks! Thanks for sharing - Well done!

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  66. Hi Loi and Phyllis! What a fabulous post. As spectacular as the house and gardens are, I especially loved the hen-house and rustic compost bin…I am not sure what that says about me;) What a gift that fellow enthusiasts are welcomed into the world of the ever gracious Bunny Williams! ps..I am back blogging again:) at interior consciousness.com

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  67. Happy 100th, Friend! Beautiful post--again--as always. That book is on my ever-increasing list of must-haves. Fingers crossed. Hugs to you and yours!

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  68. What a beautiful home! I would love to have a bit of Bunny...laying on my table! Great opportunity for a great book! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.

    Debbie.e.monaco@gmail.com

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  69. This book has been on my wish list and to have it autographed....aahhh!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

    NRedberg@hotmail.com

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  70. Breathtaking is the word that pops to mind and beautiful, too! What we wouldn't give to have gardens like that though with our black thumbs, we'd have to hire staff. We love Bunny's book, as well. Hope you're enjoying these first days of Sunday.
    xxoo
    C + C

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  71. Happy 100th but I feel as if it was your Millionth post....you share so much and I am so impressed by everything you post.
    Bunny has such a flair for everything inside and out.
    Happy Summer! Thanks for the Bunny-Williams Book giveaway!
    pve

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  72. I have really enjoyed your blog. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book giveaway!
    wenda, maggieandme52@yahoo.com

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  73. I really enjoyed your blog. Congrats on your 100TH blog. I was blown away when I saw this garden and grounds, especially liked the pool house and would love to live in the barn.

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    1. I forgot to put my email address on my comment. It is the one above. mlgrimmitt@comporium.net

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  74. Thanks for sharing a little bit of Bunny! I would love to win her book.
    mywomanfromtokayo@gmail.com

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  75. Congrats on 100! Thanks, Phyllis, for the tour of Bunny's breathtaking gardens. Would love to have a copy of that book!

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  76. Such a beautiful home and grounds!
    reading1051 at yahoo dot com

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  77. As soon as the first photo popped up, (of Bunny's classic New England white clapboard w/ black shutters house) I sensed a calm, cool and lovely place. I love how she created a "fence" around her terrace via the potted boxwoods (you'd find me there every nonrainy day, sipping iced tea, enjoying the beautiful serenity surrounding her home). Ann Z (meem914@yahoo.com)

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  78. HAPPY 100TH POST, LOI!!

    And, what an amazing way to celebrate, with such a beautiful guest post by Phyllis! Thank you both for this incredibly inspiring tour of Bunny Williams' gorgeous home and gardens. I've admired her style for years, having first come across it in various magazines. It's elegant, cozy, dreamy and pure escape into design brilliance! I'd love to have a signed copy of Bunny's best selling masterpiece. Thank you very much for the kind and generous giveaway!

    Happy weekend, to both of you!

    xx
    Poppy

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  79. Beautiful garden! Thanks for the giveaway :) A book I am sure you would like is Paul Bangay's Stonefields. I have just finished reading it. I have visited Pau's garden here in Australia a couple of times and it really is amazing.

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  80. I would Love to visit this garden - Thank you for sharing!!

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  81. Hi
    Really enjoyed the tour.I would truly love to win that book.
    Kind Regards
    Karen

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  82. Maybe I should read that book....!!!! franki fmparde@gmail.com

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  83. Barbara McintyreJune 26, 2014 at 4:18 PM

    I surely could have an "affair with this house" - it is in my dreams - and now that I see it in earthly photo's, it tickles me inside to know it really does exist...much kudos to you for a most elegant, charming, lively, friendly and exquisite dwelling...

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  84. What a wonderful home and gardens. And I'm with Bunny, our dogs allow us to share their home! If I don't win I think I'll just have to buy that book. Great giveaway.

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  85. Would love to be a "guest" there!!!

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  86. In viewing Ms Williams gardens you can feel the warmth of a Summer day both in the calm and beauty in each photo.
    Thank you for this tour and including us in your blog.
    Andrew Monastero

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  87. Inspiring decor! Love the chickens - what an aviary! Never have I seen anything that rivals the elegance of the "chicken quarters".

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  88. I have always been enamored with Bunny Williams' gorgeous home...her gardens are equally delightful...and that pool house...oh my! Thanks for sharing Loi and Phyllis! xoxo

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  89. Loi, Congratulations on your 100! post! I cannot wait to read the 1000!

    What a treat to see a guest port from Phyllis, I too am a huge fan of her beautiful and sophisticated work.

    What a treat to see Bunny William's house and gardens, I love all of the photos!

    Have a fabulous weekend Loi! And thank you for bringing your talent and beauty to the blog world.

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  90. I am very happy to be friends through our Blogs Loi. It is always interesting to read your Blog post. I have read about Bunny Williams and her house and garden. So beautiful and elegant. Bunny is so talented too just like you. You are so lucky to have toured both inside her house and her gardens. Enjoy the July 4th Weekend!

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  91. Loi,
    Happy 100th post ... I love your blog and always feel inspired. Me, I'm a newbie 17 posts!!! I have seen Bunny Williams house featured in many magazines but Phyllis captured the magical charm in her CT home. Every spec of the home and gardens convey love in living elegantly casual.
    Lovely post, thanks.
    Vera

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  92. Happy Hundred!

    I look forward to hundreds more.

    I find reading your blog so soothing

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  93. I have become a fan of Bunny Williams and her lovely gardens and conservatory.

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  95. Unbelievably beautiful! Have admired Bunny's work for decades. Thank you so much Phyllis for presenting such a gorgeous post! And congrats Loi on your 100 extraordinary posts! xoxo ~ Laurel

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  96. haha! I was your 100th comment on this post. :]

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  97. OK, stop the press! I am grabbing my cozzie and heading over to Bunny's place tout de suite. I love the pool house, it so me. Oh my, Pinterest here I come, its going right on my Splash board. :)
    The armchairs in the pool house are exactly what we have been looking for our conservatory, similar examples in the UK are not nearly as deep and wide. I feel I might have to get some sent over.
    Phyllis you have made my morning and I suspect I shall revisit this evening on my return home to explore this gorgeous post once more, over a glass of chilled bubbles. I might have calmed down enough to take my eyes of the pool by that time:)
    Paul xoxo
    PS. The photography is utterly delicious.

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  98. Can’t imagine a more wonderful home to tour. Lucky you, Phyllis. It’s so hard to pick a favorite garden feature, but I’ve no doubt your picture of the chicken aviary will become a Pinterest star. Bunny Williams just nails it every time.

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  99. Bunny Williams is synonymous with Great American Style. Her houses and gardens provide inspiration to so many of us. I was lucky enough to attend one of her presentations here in Virginia decades ago. Thank you, thank you, Bunny.

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  100. First, congrats Loi on 100 posts. I love Phyllis, and touring Bunny's garden would be a dream come true. Fantastic photography, Phyllis. I love how calm this feels. It almost makes me want to have hens.

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  101. What gorgeous gardens! Love her collected style. Thanks for the opportunity to get her fantastic book!

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  102. What a lovely home. Great pics. My dogs are allowed anywhere they like in my home too. Slipcovers rule!

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  103. Fabulous post! I adore Bunny Williams.

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  104. 100 gorgeous posts Loi,congrats! I can't take my eyes off the pool house, never seen something similar before... All photos and houses are dreamy and so well photographed!
    Wish you hundreds more...
    Olympia

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  105. Oh my goodness, such a stunning home and gardens! I especially love the waterlilies and koi, and the little doggies.
    Please put my name in the hat!
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  106. I would love to get an autographed copy of her book. She's such an inspiration.

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  107. Bunny Williams is the master at balancing formal and informal in her gardens as well as her interior designs!
    Thank you for sharing this magical tour with us :)

    xo
    Brooke

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  108. I love, love, love the dreamy chicken aviary. Beautiful house and gardens.

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  109. I have always followed Bunny Williams for her unique designs that set her above the rest. I love everything about the tour that made me feel I was right there with you. Also nothing can beat the best chicken coop hands down.

    Huge Thanks
    Laura

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  110. Wow, what a spectacular tour! Great post Phyllis! I am amazed at the gardens! I love that her dogs are as comfortable as the people in her home! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity- I'd love to win that book! xo Nancy

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  111. I am positively speechless by the beauty.... the gardens are pure heaven! Such inspiration!! Congratulations Loi on your 100th post!!

    XOXO,
    The Glam Pad

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  112. Happy100th post and thank you for all of the imspiration! Can't wait to see more of your Maine home. Cheers!

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  113. absolutely stunning....thank you for sharing !!!!!!

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  114. Back for another visit, oh my it's just like looking at art, each time you look you see something different in it.
    I love the barn as well, would move right into it and never want to leave. As for the compost wire bin, I wish it were mine, strange to single out something like this over all else but, the charm in its rustic euro charm steals my heart in wonderlust .... I love the stone on the lap pool, I could go on, what is there not to like in the home and garden dream??

    Thank you Loi for 100 the posting of beauty.

    Xx
    Dore

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  115. I've given the book as a gift and would LOVE to have my own copy. Such a lovely garden.

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  116. I so enjoy your blog and your aesthetic. Congratulations on your 100th post!

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  117. Dear Loi,

    Thanks for the lovely tour. Congrats on your 100th post. I would love to receive Bunny's book.
    Trudi R.

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  118. An amazing tour...absolutely love the pool house! And so enjoy your blog.
    Grazie mille!

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  119. I hoped to not be the straggler! Loi, thanks to your friend for sharing her tour of Bunny Williams' gardens - they are so calming in photos, I can't (well I actually can) imagine being there in person. A copy of of BW book would be amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    Congratulations on your 100th and here's to many more!

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  120. The chicken house was the highlight for me. I can't imagine anyone calling it a "coop". Fascinating post. I used to want to come back as one of Oprah's dogs, perhaps now I should aim to come back as one of Bunnie's chickens...

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  121. Bunny Williams is my very favorite designer, and I almost missed this post because I am so busy house training a brand new puppy! I know Bunny would approve as she too adores her four footed friends:-)
    Thank you for this wonderful post.

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  122. Congratulations, Loi, on your 100th post and thanks to you and Phyllis for the tour. I love the warmth and coziness of Bunny Williams' rooms. The gardens are incredible--I am going back for a second look!

    xo,
    Deborah

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  123. One of the best things about internet blogging is the ability to experience vicariously incredible locations such as Bunny Williams' home and her gardens. This post is so packed full of inspirational ideas, it is hard to pick a favorite. It would be great to win a copy of the book and revisit her gardens time and again. Thank you Loi and Phyllis and Loi, congratulations on your 100th post!!!.

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  124. Thank you Loi and Phyllis for this look into Bunny's beautiful home and gardens, I truly enjoyed it. I could move right in, and taking walks in those gardens or swimming in her pool would be wonderful! You have to love a person who puts the comfort of their pets right up there with the rest of the family...my kind of woman! Thanks again, and I can always use a beautiful new design book, so thank you for the opportunity to win one!

    xo Kat

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  125. Congratulations on your 100th post. I love your blog and thanks for sharing this wonderful house and garden. I would be thrilled to win "An affair with a house". Thank you for all your wonderful posts.

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  126. Classic elegance. Thanks for sharing.

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  127. Loi! Thank you so much for having Phyllis guest post on these gorgeous gardens. What a treat it must have been for her, and I just love that you guys shared her photos. I would have loved that tour!! 100 posts? Time does fly ;-)

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  128. Hello Loi & Phyllis!
    Loved the tour! Inspired! Thank you. Such a big Bunny fan! With you three...I feel like I hit the trifecta! Have a great week.
    Monica

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  129. That is a treat, I have seen a video of these gardens of Bunny Williams through Quintessence but this post is really special. It is an inspiration...
    Thanks!

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  130. What an impressive garden your friend has!

    Have a lovely day!

    Madelief

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  131. First off Loi, love your blog and your gardens! Congratulations, look forward to your next post. A few years ago, I had an opportunity to hear Bunny and have my book signed, such a wonderful day. A new puppy (Max) and a few weeks later, my coffee table book was no more. I can assure you that never happened again and Max is all grown up, now.

    Cheers,

    Andrea Elliott

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  132. I have long admired Bunny Wiliams' style and have wanted this book since it was published. I would love to have a copy. I can't even get it at my library.

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  133. I have loved all of your 100 posts and would love a copy of Bunny's book.

    Jim Geckler
    Jimgecker@gmail.com

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  134. So beautiful !...
    Thank you for the lovely posting.

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  135. Hi Loi~we had huge thunderstorms last night so I really enjoyed reading this post over and over and looking at the wonderful photos...thanks for the tour! I am also so inspired by her...just my kind of garden and I'm certainly off to get the book too! Hope your summer is grand and have a happy July 4th! take care.

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  136. I also was able to visit bunny's garden during this tour
    It was truly amazing

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  137. Gorgeous chicken coop! I just shared on my Facebook page Fresh Eggs Daily. What an inspiration!
    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Dailiy

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  138. I love the chicken coop and the pool! So peacefull :)

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  139. Thank goodness for FB, and your marvelous chicken coop. This was my first time here......what a fantastic visit you allowed me. I would happily live in any of the 'outdoor' rooms. Thank you. Linda

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  140. I love your very detailed blog and the pics from the book are so beautiful. Thank you for this giveaway...I would much like to read your book this summer. I do reviews on goodreads and amazon and would post an honest review of what I thought of your book. Thank you for your consideration.

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  141. I love all the photos especially the chicken coop i need one in my yard. A tour of this house would be amazing.

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  142. Simply gorgeous grounds and structures showcase Bunny' s passion. I appreciate her love for her dogs and that incredible coop, WOW!

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  143. Beautiful pictures and I love the chicken coop!

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  144. Cant choose which is more lovely-the chicken house/coop or the Pool and pool house. What a wonderful place.

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  145. I am so envious, what a beautiful retreat.

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  146. I just found this blog and have fallen in love with it! Congrats on your 100th post!!

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  147. What a lovely estate, I would be hard pressed to decide which wonderful aspect to enjoy my morning coffee!
    Cheers,
    izzi~avis

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  148. Wonderful giveaway! Love the chicken coop. Beautiful, simply stunning.

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  149. Absolutely Gorgeous! Does the house come with the free copy of the book? Haha :)

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  150. Now that's a coop! Looking forward to reading the book!

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  151. What a beautiful place to visit...or to live! Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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  152. What lovely grounds. I would love to win the book !

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  153. Beautiful!

    -Christi
    differentdaisy@yahoo.com

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  154. What a beautiful place...So happy to discover you!

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  155. Wow this is beautiful! I would love to win a copy of the book too!

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  156. Thank you for this magnificent inspiration! I'm pinning away over here. That chicken coop is absolutely amazing.

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  157. Cherri VerschraegenJuly 1, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    Your beautiful home has given me lots of inspiration as my husband and build our retirement home. Thank you!

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  158. Making a house a home is a treasure...thank you for sharing

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  159. This is so beautiful!! I would love to win this book to be inspired to make my own home more beautiful.

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  160. Absolutely GORGEOUS home & grounds & that chicken coop is to die for!!! :-) newjerseyjoanne@msn.com

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  161. Wow! Beautiful pics! Would love to read the book :)

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  162. Beautiful home and gardens. Would love to win the book. ;)

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  163. Would love to visit your beautiful gardens via your gorgeous book.
    Elizabeth knitpurlgrrl@att.net

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  164. Wonderful pics. So inspirational. zen4pamela@gmail.com

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  165. Love the way you have made utilitarian items worth looking at and worthy of their place in the garden and in life. Nice hens too.

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  166. What a dream! Thanks for the chance to peruse more.

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  167. 1000 posts - quite an accomplishment! I have enjoyed every one! Thanks for sharing the pictures - quite inspirational. Not only was the house beautiful but the gardens as well. Would be so honored to own an autographed copy of the book!

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  168. Love reading your blogs,great pics too. Hope to win your book.

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  169. The whole grounds is entirely breathtaking!!! I am especially in love with the chicken house!!! Just Gorgeous !!

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  170. I am in love with the chicken house and coop, so lovely and victorian looking. Hope to win the book!
    Terri

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  171. Oh My Goodness!! This is Heaven on Earth. What style!! When I look at these photos I'm at peace. GORGEOUS!!

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  172. This is so breathtaking! I would love to be there!

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  173. How lovely. I had the good fortune to be introduced to Bunny at the HP Furniture Market through my work with Sarreid, Ltd. I'd be honored to own the book. Donna Bailey; dbailey94@triad.rr.com

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  174. Beautiful! I would love to own this book! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  175. Congrats on your 100th post! My chickens would be in heaven if they had a coop like that! Gorgeous all around!

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  176. Just found you! Love your house. Its so tranquil. .. I love the coop and avairy are great!

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  177. Beautiful grounds. Just a bit of a Coop crush too. Another idea for my feathered friends.

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  178. Our girls would love that chicken coop and I'd love the rest. What a beautiful place.

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  179. This is just so peaceful and beautiful. My very favorite thing is the chicken coop, but ohhhh, those gardens.

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  180. I am in love with the gardens, aviary, and the colors used in the interior.. I would love to visit...and at the least, to flip through the book. I can be reached at jasksfam@gmail.com

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  181. You should visit Carolyne Rhoem.

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  182. I'd love to win that book. What an absolutely stunning property. Thank you for sharing it.

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  183. I love how there are doggie beds everywhere! and of course the chicken palace and gardens are awesome.... makes my gardens look so sad.

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  184. Thank you for the delightful photographic tour of Bunny's gorgeous home and garden. I dream about a pretty aviary for my chickens. I love that the pool house included dog's beds.

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  185. I love this. Thank you for sharing.

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  186. Looks like a dream come true! Someone has done a fabulous job!

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    1. Looks like a dream come true! Someone has done a fabulous job!
      janinemd@hotmail.com

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