Saturday, December 3, 2016

Procrastinating ....



It's December 3,
and the imposing holiday rush
can be felt here! Are you feeling it too?

Cannot seem to get my act together
just yet for some reason.

 (Okay, there IS a reason.)

This year my decorating will be a little bittersweet 
as memories of Christmases past
will flood my mind and heart.

You see we plan to
put this big old Polohouse 
on the market in January, 
so this will most likely be
our last holiday season here. 

We have been here nearly 14 years and  
as empty nesters, we are feeling 
that it's time to pass the torch 
and share this wonderful old historic home
with another family. 

It is such a great house and needs to be filled 
with little voices and running feet, 
barking pups and frisky kitties. 
Truly a fantastic home, neighborhood, and town to raise a family. 





It has been such a passion and a blessing
to own and decorate and LOVE
this old polo barn house. 
I love every quirky inch of this home.
It has become such a part of me
and my entire family for that matter. 
It's just THAT kind of house -- it hugs you
each time you walk in the door, 
super cozy and comfortable. 
It leaves a lasting impression on your heart.
Not many houses affect people like this one.

It is special!

So I thought I would share my holiday decor 
once again as I get my act together here.  

It will be slow going but will pick up after next weekend.
Jenn, my antique business partner and I 
take part in a 3 day holiday boutique.
We fill it with collected holiday inventory for sale  
-- car loads of antiques and vintage pieces. 

If you are in the Chicagoland area next week, 
click here for all the details on how to shop with us!






So stay tuned for new photos to come. 
And let me know if you want to buy this house!
Would love to have it go to a blogging friend.
:)


Friday, August 26, 2016

Shelburne Farm, Vermont

Shelburne Farm - Main Barn



Just got back from another visit 
to the gorgeous state of Vermont.

For those of you who love great barn architecture -- 
I wanted to share some of my photos from this trip. 
A few years ago I visited this farm that sprawls along the shores of Lake Champlain on the Vermont side.
You can see that post here.

A perfect cutie in clover.



My last post was in July. Much too long ago! But with work and my somewhat ordinary life moving way too fast -- 
I find it harder and harder to find the time to blog about things. Having said that, I do miss so many of you terribly. Love and cherish the friendships I have made through this little PH blog. Hope this finds you all doing well.

I do post photos regularly on my Instagram account. 
You can find me over there at Polohousestyle. 





Hoping you will enjoy these images. It's so much better in person, so if you are planning a trip to the Lake Champlain area of Vermont --- I hope you will make plans to go and
visit the gorgeous barns, home, 
and farmlands of Shelburne Farm.

You will fall in love with it too!

xox~
Alison







Pretty little posers!


A farmer's castle, right? A dreamy magical place. 


"Rockie" stole my heart. 


The shoreline of Lake Champlain on the Vermont side. (New York is on the opposite shore
with the Adirondack Mountains in the distance.)