To reward myself for my April 2012 release (The Duke’s Perfect Wife) hitting the New York Times bestsellers list, I purchased a couple of things from artisans I’ve admired for a long time:

Item one: This lovely toile chair by June Clinkscales

 Item two:  This gorgeous Knowle sofa by Ron Hubble.

Both are going in the Big House. They are absolutely beautiful, workmanship is incredible.

Update on the Fairfield: I can cross “Shingle Fairfield” off my list of things to do. Woo hoo! Now I will be painting many, many 1/8″ strips for the trim.