Tuesday, July 2, 2013

So...back to Brandywine, because this house is so DEMANDING!!!

While I was in Rhode Island, I found that there were a lot of elements there in Newport which can also be found here at Brandywine, solidifying my belief that the designers of Brandywine were...well, a little cuckoo.
outside a shop in Newport

The requisite blue hydrangea?


Great shutterdogs?

I got 'em!

Outdoor fireplace?


The painted cedar shakes with the covered wires over it? 
(Trust me, I have those things, but mine are far uglier.  I will spare you the photo.)

Dutch Door?

I have TWO!!

Which leads us to....

Strap hinges.

So, not only did DL and I have a great time (which we always do)...I got some good ideas from Newport to incorporate here at Brandywine!


Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I want a dutch door! A farm house should have one right? Maybe I need to take a vacation to get some fresh ideas....or do some video spying!

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

who knew you had a dutch door at brandywine. is it a front or back door entrance? I always wanted one but think we have to many flying critters to many months of the year to keep open.

Cheryl in Wisconsin said...

I always picture Dutch doors existing so that your horse can lean in and chat. Or perhaps I just watched too much Mr. Ed.

Your outdoor fireplace is fabulous! What is up with the faces on the shelves? Love them.

Bliss said...

Wonder what door I have we can cut in half because I want a Dutch door too.

karen@somewhatquirky said...

You're about to piss me off! If you get some wrap hinges in addition to TWO Dutch doors, shutterdogs, AND an outdoor fireplace I may not be able to restrain myself.

Art and Sand said...

I have never heard of a shutter dog. I thought it was you being clever, but now Karen says she is jealous, so I guess I should covet your shutter dogs too.

Jean @ www.thebackyardbungalow.com said...

I still can't get over the fact that your house has a name! I've never heard of shutter dogs, either...must be an East Coast thing?

Heidi @ Decor & More said...

Love Dutch doors! BTW, the hydrangeas in Newport are just as stunning in October, if you can believe it... I drove my sister crazy commenting/raving about them. :)
xo HEidi

Suzan Sweatman said...

TWO dutch doors?
Spoiled brat LOL

mail4rosey said...

I love the dutch doors and the strap hinges too!

Christina Bailey said...

I want some dutch doors!!! I am so jealous :)

Can't wait to meet you at Haven.

Eclectically Vintage said...

I love Newport - we were there a few months ago! And I want one of your Dutch doors - you have two after all!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I wanted a dutch door in one of my previous homes...but had to settle for one that just "looked" like one!...The hydrangeas are so beautiful there!!

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