Monday, April 18, 2016

"Our New England Home"

Hello everyone! I am happy to announce that Cathy McDonnell of Revolutionary Redesigns ( and I have teamed up to create "Our New England Home"!  This joint venture…located at Corner Antiques and Collectibles ( 53R Great Rd in Bedford, MA…allows us to showcase our passion for historically-inspired design! At “Our New England Home” you will find my Rufus Porter-style scenic landscape murals and painting (originals and prints), re-purposed tables painted with bucolic New England landscape scenes, and the historic designs of Moses Eaton, Jr.  The shop also features Cathy’s stunning furniture…which she transforms from timeworn and tired…to amazing!  Using old-fashioned milk paint in historic colors, the finishes she achieves on her pieces are truly remarkable!  We hope that the items found in our shop will inspire YOU to create period interiors that are cozy, welcoming, and wonderfully reminiscent of a bygone era in New England! Come see us soon!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Painted Planters

I did a very fun project recently...I painted Rufus Porter inspired landscape scenes on salvaged planters! All the "girls" in the family received one at Easter. Each planter was personalized with the recipients house and other things... They were a big hit!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Close up of the village scene at top of the hill...

Rufus Porter inspired cultivated hillside

I  recently had the opportunity to view original Rufus Porter murals at the Abraham Colby House in Amesbury, Massachusetts.  One of the walls had a beautiful cultivated hillside scene, and it turned into the inspiration for a new painting! 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Old Wilton Center

Inspired by the quaint New England village of Wilton, NH and its beautiful historic center!