Here I am in Madison with Penelope Trunk! We emailed back and forth months ago and she invited us to come and visit her and the farmer on the farm in Wisconsin.
The cornfields go on and on here in Madison! We took a walk on the property to find the cows. Along the way, Penelope asked what I thought of the idea to turn this rusty metal into a coffee table (below). I think it’s distressed enough, what do you think?
She wanted me to critique her decorating at the farmhouse but I found that hard to do because she has a great sense of colour (I helped her tweak them on-line when she first moved in) and Steampunk style and I think it works.
Penelope is just as real and expressed in person as she is on her blog and her kitchen looks just as charming in person as well. We picked eggs today and she says they can sit for weeks in a wire basket (above) on her kitchen table. I have imagined sitting in her kitchen having a conversation with her for so long it was a little surreal to be watching her make rhubarb pie as I sat and drank wine and talked. The farmer said when she makes pies it makes him feel loved so she bakes a lot of pies 🙂
Stay tuned, I’ll be taking photos with my iphone going forward this weekend!
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