Monday, October 3, 2011

Oktoberfest at the Vixen’s house


Here’s one of the Vixens….Debra.
Her daughter Nicole is the other vixen….
They are the dynamic duo of Maison St Germain online shop.

I was lucky to have been invited to her annual Oktoberfest as well as the one last year.
It’s wonderful the friendships you make through blogging.

Here Debra is wearing her new apron that Dee from French Bleu Vintage gave her.
It went perfectly with what she was wearing, she wore it for the rest of the day.


grand daughter

Her granddaughter Maci


So sweet looking like a Autumn angel.
Debra and Nicole made Fall head wreaths for all the kids to wear.

lisa and daughter

Lisa of Serendipity Chic  and her daughter Sami
which I enjoyed getting to know better. She has a booth at the Elephant Trunk in New Milford that
unfortunately I haven’t gotten to go to much this year.


The party was going strong with great food and plenty of
beer to test out.
All made by their friends  by the way,
but my attentions were distracted by
Debra’s charming property and home.
She just recently put up this small greenhouse that overlooks her slope.


This time of year she has it filled mostly with garden tool and supplies.

one can

I’m sure in the early Spring she is hardening off her tender plants and seedlings.


I can see it would be a great place to run into during a rain shower.

Maybe spending some time sitting down with a cup of tea in the afternoon….
and maybe something sweet.

watering cans

No watering needed much these days……it’s been raining a fair share here.


Inside Debra’s and Don’s home is equally charming.
Her taste leans toward Victorian with a little Bohemian mixed in.


There isn’t a corner where you don’t see a chandelier.
Don is an electrician by trade….so handy to have one of those in the house: )

garden room

Debra loves her plants!


and her collection of FROGS.
Wonderful the way she’s put them all together in one cabinet.


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One thing that I hadn’t noticed the last time was her salt and pepper collection all housed
in an old restaurant display case on her island.

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With a few sprinkles thrown in for good measure!

Wish I had taken more photos for you…..but you know
it was a party!!!!

thanks for stopping by!
and for the lovely comments in the last couple of weeks.
They made my days brighter!


Kathy said...

You are so right, very charming. Yes it would be nice to have an electrician around the house.
I love her collections. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

So many 'pretties' in this post. Love it.

Bead and Needle said...

What a wonderful end to my day - have a beautiful Tuesday, Carole...Tanya

Heaven's Walk said...

What a fun time you all had! And what an awesome home! Love that boho-mix style she's got goin' on! That apron is adorable! :)

xoxo laurie

oldgreymare said...

Meet you in the darling greenhouse with a pot o' tea :D

Dorthe said...

Such beautiful photoes from your friends home, and garden dear Carole- I love her style- and I love the apron she was gifted- thankyou for showing beautyes for me to start my day,here in Denmark.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Gee I'd love some of those chandeliers.. especially with the blue drops!! and how fab is that apron. Looks like a great time was had by all.. ciao ciao xxx Julie

Theresa said...

I loved this little tour of Debra's home! I would love a little greenhouse like that to play in. Everything looks gorgeous as always in her place, and it sounds like a great party!t.xoxoxox

Karen said...

What a fantastical place, I LOVE IT!!! Oh, the chandeliers... the bohemian victorian decor!... thanks for the tour.

Olive Cooper said...

What a charming place. I know you had fun. said...

Love the title. lol You are too funny:) So THATS what you were doing in the barn. lol We loved having you join us:) Thank you for the post. You are very sweet. You forgot to mention the DELICIOUS pumpkin bread pudding you brought. I actually got a phone call from a friend telling me how much she loved it! Hope to see you soon:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Zuzu said...

Wow! I mean, W.O.W.!!! Such a beautiful home & garden! Thanks for inviting us along, Carole!

Rostrose said...

What a wonderful Oktoberfest-party! And the house / style of the Vixens is really great!
Warm Austrian autumn-hugs, Traude

A Cottage Muse said...

What a wonderful your photos!

June said...

I love Debra's house Carole! I am so glad you would post your photos of her party. It really is great to see more of it and the surrounding areas.
I love the photo of Nicole's little girl...darling.

Mulching in the dark??? you go girl!!!

I transplanted lots of stuff today and barely made a dent before the rain made me go in. I am bone tired tonight. But as you know, it's a good kind of tired.
hugs from here...

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Thank you for sharing the Vixen's house, Carole. There are a lot of sweet things to discover. I've never seen such a great collection of flower frogs before. The sofa looks so comfy and I love all the chandies.
Have a great Tuesday :-)!
Big hugs,

SueAnn said...

Wow! Everything is fabulous! Love all the extra little touches. Makes it so much richer!!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Her place is just beautiful!

Serendipity Chic Design said...

Wow Carole....Such an AWESOME post! Thank goodness one of us remembered to bring our sim card for our camera...LOL! LOVE that picture of Debra. Didn't realize that Dee brought that for her. Thanks for introducing me to Dee...We have been chatting via email.

Really enjoyed getting to know you that day...

Talk soon..

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Carole,
What a wonderful always amaze me with your photographs of all of the homes and places that you go to. I love everything and Debra's grandaughter is beautiful. I love the photograph of her running up the hill.
.....and, I'm suprised that you managed to take any photographs. When I'm having a good time, I always forget to take them !! haha.....must be all of the beer !!
Sorry if I've missed commenting on any of your posts Carole......Blogger has been messing about and all of my comments keep disappearing. Here's hoping that this one will get through. Lots of love. XXXX

Hartwood Roses said...

Visiting a Bohemian Victorian, with a weakness for chandeliers and flower frogs ... throw in the beer and it sounds like a perfect day!

vicki said...

Hi Carole--
In a word- WOW!! Love the party- the little girl is adorable. What beautiful scenery- ( as only you could capture!) your friends home is simply beautiful- I love her eclectic taste! Oh yes- and love that boho looking apron too!!

Wonderful pictures Carole- gosh you are good with a camera!

Have a great weekend- go out and take more pictures--!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carole,

Looks like a fun Oktoberfest party.
The greenhouse looks like the perfect potting shed and love the house with all the Chandeliers and Victorian decor. Your photographs are lovely.

Happy new week

Tom said...

What great pictures.tom wade

Romeo said...

As always Carole, wonderful pictures that left "her" foaming at the mouth! Purrsonally, I am loving the greenhouse....I agree it would be a great place to get in out of the rain (you know when "she" forgets I am outside)....and how about a nice afternoon nap?!?! Oh yeah, I'm least in my dreams....we may have missed the party but sure didn't miss the tour. Loved it all!!!!!


Romeo and "her"

Conny's Cottage said...

Sooo lovely photos.Sprecial the cild ist sooo sweet...cute


Eliza Freitas said...

Olá! Seu blog é um encanto, amei, tudo muito lindo e charmoso!!!

beijos Eliza