2015 FineHome Source Show Exceeds Expectations

I know, I always say this, but once again the bar has been raised and we have had the best FineHome Source home show ever!  From Hammerton Lighting who came all the way from Utah to be in the show to Roger Manley Woodworking who could have walked from Poughquag, we had nothing but the best on display.

Visitors gave generously to benefit Shelterboxusa.org.  The local Interact club in conjunction with the Millbrook Rotary, will purchase a shelter box to […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Categories: FineHome Source, Miscellaneous||0 Comments

8th Annual FineHome Source Home Show

It has been a great summer, but as we approach the fall, it is time to start planning a visit to the 8th Annual FineHome Source home show.  This year is going to be another great experience with many new exhibitors as well as our old favorites.  September 26th from 10am to 5pm will be another gathering of experts ready to answer your questions regarding home automation, the most energy efficient mechanical systems, kitchens, baths, furniture and much much […]

By |August 19th, 2015|Categories: FineHome Source, Miscellaneous||0 Comments

Backyard Chronicles (Oct 2014)

Rosie is still guarding our porch as well as the sheep, chickens, bunnies, and the latest addition…Chloe, the barn cat.  Like most farms-even the tiny ones, animals multiply and newcomers are always welcome.

Our garden is winding down, but some crops are still doing well.  Kale is the hands down winner with a few tomatos still to be eaten among the peppers etc.  Since I like to cook Thai and Vietnamese food, I tried a long shot, and planted some […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Categories: About Us, chickens, dog, Miscellaneous||5 Comments

7th Annual Fine Home Source-Save the Date!

We are now a little over a month away from our 7th and largest Fine Home Source Home Show.  We have enlarged the tent and added even more vendors reaching a milestone of 7 years supporting craftsmanship and quality design.

One of our newest vendors is NanaWall which is a door system that allows you to open up a whole wall of your home to let the outdoors in.

Join us Saturday, September 27th in Millbrook, New York.  Here are a few of the […]

By |August 14th, 2014|Categories: FineHome Source, Miscellaneous||0 Comments

Animal Update

Just in case anyone was curious about how things are going on our mini farm, I thought I might offer a little update.  If you didn’t catch last year’s blog about a lamb in the kitchen, here is some background.  When a Ewe has more than one lamb(especially a first time mom), one of the lambs is sometimes rejected.  The only way to save the lamb is to bottle feed it(many times a day), and in the cold weather, […]

By |February 25th, 2014|Categories: About Us, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , , |13 Comments

4 Enlightened Windows

If a person’s eyes are the window to their souls, windows in a home give expression to the character and soul of that home.  Windows can be simple and utilitarian, they can focus attention on a special view, or they can dominate a wall.  When I say window I mean windows, doors, transoms, and walls of windows.  I live in an old home which has very regular simple windows.  I love them.  In my living room we have 12 […]

4 Kitchens Before and After Renovation(Updated)

A new kitchen can be one of the most dramatic changes to a home and a homeowner’s lifestyle.  When my wife and I renovated our kitchen, we went from wincing every time we cooked a meal to really loving to spend time there.  The new kitchen is the heart of our home.  It is where our family eats breakfast, does homework, gathers with friends and of course cooks.
The layout of a kitchen is critical to its function.  I apply […]

3 Breakfast Bays

I have always loved sitting in a bright alcove eating breakfast and reading the paper.  These days the object in front of me is often an ipad or other electronics, but the wonderful feeling of a breakfast nook is always the same.  Of course bays which have windows on three sides are going to be the brightest.  Depending on the orientation of the house, the sunlight streaming in can be dramatic. If there are some interesting views, that is […]

Fine Home Source 2013, Sept. 28th

I will be the first to admit, everyone doesn’t need a bowling alley.  But if you would like to see the latest in home bowling, come on out to Fine Home Source on September 28th and take a look.  This year we have some of the most broad ranging and professional vendors ever.  You can speak to the experts from Orvis Sandanona about learning how to fly fish or shoot sporting clays then talk to the folks at Dutchess Overhead Door […]

Fine Home Source 2013

We are now a little over a month away from our 6th and largest Fine Home Source Home show.  We have enlarged the tent and added vendors and have reached a milestone of 6 years keeping craftmanship and quality design alive.  Join us in the celebration of quality services,craftsmanship, and design on September 28th in Millbrook, New York.  Here are a few of the vendors who will be there: