Judy's House

Judy's House, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

I went to visit my friend, Judy last week. I love Judy's home, everywhere you look you see beauty.

It's In the Details

judy-15Whether you are sitting in her living room, enjoying the sound of the fire, good company and a glass of wine, or admiring the view outside her french doors, you can feel the serenity.


judy-17Nestled at the top of a mountain down a winding country road, Judy's house is at the end of a secluded drive. As soon as you drive up the driveway and see her home, you feel a sense of peace.


judy-16I was greeted by Judy's incredible hospitality. We ate wonderful meals together, and caught up on things.


Judy's sense of style,

and ability to collect things and display them perfectly always leaves me in awe.

Judy's collections

I love Judy's kitchen too, especially the floor which is made from real brick, and all the copper things that compliment the copper stove hood.

Inside you feel so cozy, and the view outside her kitchen window is equally as spectacular.


I love her new overstuffed yellow couch, and her cat Inky loves it too.


judy-7Judy has such a way with arranging her furniture, and collections. She loves birds nests and bird houses, which can be found in most of the nooks and crannies of this charming home.



judy's house

judy-15Another favorite corner of her home is the wall with a mural, and her collection of beautiful wood pieces.


judy's house

These two magnificent chairs were rescued by her mom from the side of the road. Bringing them to Judy, she knew that she would transform them into something magnificent. Judy didn't disappoint her...


judy-15Reflections of her beautiful style are everywhere.


Reflections of Judy's House

The view from her deck looks out onto a lovely wooded yard,

which is frequented by the deer and a bambi or two,

judy-15I love that rocker made from twigs.

My creationA trip to Judy's wouldn't have been complete without a little shopping and tea. Judy took me to a wonderful place called Teaberrys. They served a delicious lunch and wonderful tea. She introduced me to her bead studio nearby where she creates some of her designs for her Etsy Shop. Oh, those beads!!

Tea with Judy

judy-15We had such a wonderful time. When it was time to say goodbye, I really didn't want to go. Thankfully, I found a great new way to drive there, and it only took me six hours. So, I'll return soon before the snowy season.

View from Judy's porch

The song for this post is Stranger on the Shore.
Michelle said...

What a beautiful, cozy home. I love the brown feather wreath!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home. :)


atelier cote jardin said...

Trés jolie maison!
Bonne journée

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

What a warm inviting home your friend has.....m...

Mimi Sue said...

Looks like you had a relaxing time with your friend. Her home is just lovely. Mimi

KatCollects said...

Your friends home is beautiful and peaceful, and full of warmth, lucky you : )

Anonymous said...

Karen, I am so glad you and Judy had this special time together. I hope she is doing well.

You are so right about her home. It exudes style, warmth and charm. And, I am in love with the fabric she chose for the two chairs.

You are a good friend.

LiLi M. said...

Karen what a hospital and lovely friend Judy is, to invite us all over. I'm oohing and aahing the whole time. I love that house inside and outside! I can smell the woodfire and taste the good wine too! Thanks for giving us such a vivid tour here and can you thank Judy too? Have a lovely day!

Donna said...

What a beautiful home! I know you had a wonderful time.


Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

What a magical place Judy has!
I love it! And deer visiting?
That's awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hello, Karen,
Thank you so much for the visit and the wonderful encouragement. I love writing and plan to keep on posting.
From your photos, I also love Judy's house! Thank you for sharing it with us!

Anonymous said...

judy's house is gorgeous! wow!

Unknown said...

What a lovely home and in such a gorgeous setting!

Fete et Fleur said...

What a lovely friend and visit. I feel as if I've been on a mini-vacation. She lives in a true paradise.


hIWTHI said...

What a beautiful home!

Schotzy said...

Love the pictures. I feel like a valued guest myself after such a welcoming tour! Thanks for the lovely visit!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

What a beautiful, warm and welcoming home. It sounds like you had a wonderful time during your visit. Thank you for sharing it with me!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Karen, I'm so glad you joined the blog party and shared this house tour with us. I loved it! Judy's home is so inviting. And those photos of the backyard with the deer hanging around made me smile. Looks like a scene from a Disney movie. Thanks! -Julia :-)

CIELO said...

Thank you, Karen, for sharing this lovely home and thanks to Judy for allowing us into her charming sanctuary.... I can't even imagine what I would do to have such a lovely woodsy backyard like Judy's. This is so enchanted; I particularly love those white French doors against the amazing backdrop and magnificent view. I’m without words…

Have a happy day and rest of the week.


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful retreat in the woods this is. I love the bird nest and so many other things too.

suesueb said...

looks like you had a wonderful, warm welcome! the hydrangeas are gorgeous and your paintings too!! happy pink week!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful home and a wonderful tour! Thanks for taking me along on the trip.


Ruth Welter said...

Hello Karen,

Beautiful indeed!!! I think what I noticed and liked most about the tour of your friends' house is that all her decorations seem inspired by her obvious love of nature. That really allows her to bring the outdoors inside. Just lovely.


Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

I can see why you love Judy's home, it's absolutely beautifully decorated. It looks so peaceful out there too. Please tell her thank you for letting us take a peek :)


CIELO said...

Karen, I'm back to tell you that I was finally able to talk about the blog award you so kindly passed onto me a while ago.... I want to express my gratitude again, and at the same time let you know how I truly appreciate your friendship... bloggin friends are just the same as close by friends to me...

I sent you a hug


Life on the Edge said...

Judy's home is really beautiful! It's awesome that she has deer in her back yard! How fun!

I think I want to go live at Judy's home, lol.