Thursday, October 29, 2009

Autumn in NY

Kathleen, and my dear niece, being good kids and raking for me.
*Note Madeline with the heavy garden They did trade off, so Kathleen's not ALL bad. ;)

This picture was taken from the road in front of my house, looking out to the main road.
Don't forget, you can click to enlarge!
I took this out my rear kitchen window the other morning. This picture doesn't begin to do justice to how pretty it really was in the early morning light:
I took these on a back road near Athens the other day
on my way home from an installation in Catskill. So pretty!
I just had to pull over and pull out my camera!


paintergal said...

My goodness, you live in a gorgeous part of the country.
Love those autumn colors.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said... if you would just have sap buckets on your trees and had a long fire going cooking down the maple sugar...THEN it would be pure nirvana!

Rose - The Center of My Self said...

It is all just soooo beautiful! I love that you're able to look out your window and see such beauty instead of buildings and concrete. Ahhhhh ...
And those two girls make great gardeners, don't they? Love seeing these dear cousins together.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful post, Sharon!! Great photos, as usual!:-)

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog, and I live in the Albany area. Can you recommend a Kitchen store, as im in the market for a redo of a kitchen. Looking into tile flooring and new countertop and cabinets.

dec0r8or said...

Well, Anonymous, I guess it would all depend on your budget. There is Kitchen Dimensions, up in Saratoga. They have done beautiful kitchens in just about every showhouse I've done over the years, and I know they are somewhat pricey. But if you are looking for a really unique, custom look, then you could go there. There is also Stock Building Supply in Schenectady. I've gone there to help clients with new construction kitchens, but they have a decent showroom so that you can see what you are going to get, and they have kitchen designers there to help you. There is also Builders Kitchen in Albany, on Wolf Road. I've also been there for new construction kitchens. Again, nice showroom, designers on staff.

However, if you really want to save a gazillion dollars, go for an IKEA kitchen. I'm telling you, it's WELL worth the trip to Paramus. There is also an IKEA in CT, which may be a little closer. I haven't been to that one. From what I hear from my father, the Paramus one is bigger and better. I used IKEA for my kitchen, and I have friends who have used them too. The cabinets have European hardware that you pay extra for in a custom kitchen, and they have all sorts of drawer and cabinet innards that are interchangeable for storage. They have wood finishes, as well as metal and glass. I would encourage you to check out their website, and look at their inspiration albums. Also, take a look at my kitchen reno. If you go to my keyword list over on the right and click on Kitchen Renovation, you'll see the progression of my reno. If you're a do-it-yourselfer, IKEA is great, or you can also hire someone to put the kitchen in for you (or just part of it) once you design it and buy it yourself. I'd be thrilled to help you, if you're interested. Email me (address is on my profile page) if you need more info. Good luck!

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