Monday, April 25, 2011

A Summer House Tour


A winding brick path leads to a white clapboard summer house in Fearrington Village, North Carolina. Here's my son, Trey, a Charleston-trained chef (and my go-to source for Teeny's foodie adventures) with Annabel, the peach-of-his-eye, and my friend Molly Weston.


The summer house is one large room--pale green walls, fireplace, cozy floral upholstery, antiques, and bookshelves--but it feels like its own little world. It's part of an historic inn at Fearrington.









I loved the wee table in the powder room --a basket is perfect for guest towels. It gave me an idea for my powder room.


More photos to come--foodie photos!


I'm taking off a week to clean the house. Not making a dent in the Bandwidthian Chaos...but it's such a pleasure to blog today!

The first 5 people to comment today will win either a hardback or audiobook of my new book,
Number your comments and email me at designsbygollum@gmail.com--put TEENY in the header and let me know if you'd like a hardback or audio book.



(Blog only -- not valid for Facebook or Twitter.)

26 comments:

  1. It's nice to have a chef in the family!
    Can't wait to read your new book.

    ReplyDelete
  2. No. 1 (maybe??). This cottage is a dream house! Want to see more! xo,

    ReplyDelete
  3. Opps forgot to number mine. I guess I'm offically #3.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, Michael! I hope I'm number 4!!

    Love the cottage photos!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was number one the other day...publishing day... but forgot to email. Today I'm number 5 but you might want to count the next one. I'll email soon.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I was so hoping you'd post more pictures of the summer house! How sweet and cozy, perfect for a getaway. Love, love the huge wisteria vine that has taken over the porch. So that explains your chef like ways in the kitchen...Trey is your secret weapon!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a lovely house...so inviting and comfortable! Lucky you...having a chef in the family. I have the wine guy. Maybe we should get them together for pairings for Teeny's meals...
    Jane (artfully graced)

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a sweet summer house. Nice that your son is a chef.....you must really enjoy having him cook for you:)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a lovely house. I want to have dinner on the porch under that wisteria. How romantic. Don't even get me going on Charlestown. I adore it there and would love to live there.

    Thanks for stopping by to tell me I won. I am so grateful. Love ya!
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

    ReplyDelete
  10. That house is gorgeous...I'm jealous! I'd love to go there.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Dearest Michael,

    Lovely blog and you're quite an accomplished writer too! This summer house is darling. Love the pergola with the vines.
    Have a great week and lots of love from the Heart of Georgia. I've written too but only for scientific publications but nevertheless know what it means.

    Mariette

    ReplyDelete
  12. Looks like a lovely place. Having a chef in the family is a good thing. Don't let Teeny get him into any kind of trouble though. LOL
    Enjoy some down time. ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  13. Beautiful house! You definitely deserve a rest...don't bother cleaning house TOO much!

    Also, followers of Michael, please stop by my blog. I'm having a book give-away, too, for GWAHM!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love this house, Michael. Beautiful!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the Teeny Templeton saga. They are in for a treat! I have a list of people I want to give/share this wonderful novel with.
    The summer house is so lovely. Thank you for sharing this and so much with us, your loyal fans.

    Hugs, B.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The summer house looks lovely!
    Hope you get some rest. Call Merry Maids!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Well, you sure deserve a BREAK but cleaning the house is not a break!!!! I cleaned my whole house on Sat. and it felt SO good but I still need to go through closets and GET RID OF STUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I YI YI, it is almost overwhelming. I also need to paint the entire downstairs....and EMPTY the attic and get rid os stuff. I am going to TRY to get some of this done this summer!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

    ReplyDelete
  18. Now that's a beautiful home!
    I just found you and Foodie Friday last week! Where have I been and why did I not ever check into this!!!!!!
    :)
    Have a grea week.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I just finished GWAHM & I'm going into Teeny withdrawal as I type. When is the next book coming out???

    Wow this place looks amazing! Annabel is growing like a weed & so adorable. Looks like you had a great visit with her. ☺♥☺

    ReplyDelete
  20. What a gorgeous cottage!! Looks like a very nice visit.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wow, your guest bloggers must get up before dawn to look at your blog. Your book looks interesting and I bet it's a best seller.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I got excited when I saw a mention of your book! Love seeing photos of this beautiful home! Enjoy your week! We are ALL excited about your new book! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  23. The next Teeny book will be published next spring--if I finish the revisions. :-)
    Winners from this post and from BNOTP, please email me at designsbygollum@gmail.com. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  24. You might want to be specific when giving your son credit for helping with Teeny's recipes. :)

    The summer home is lovely! I enjoy peeking at homes and gardens for inspiration.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Michael,
    What a cool summer home.

    ReplyDelete
  26. The cottage is so inviting and lovely, I could move right in and be as happy as a lark. It seems a cool respite from the hot, humid days of summer. The porch would be a wonderful place to hang out, I can just taste the mint juleps. YUM!

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails