Fall vacation day visits to the NJ Beach & Longwood Garden

We took off some days in October for day trips, under the jump are some photos.  We were so fortunate to spend two of the warmest days of autumn down at the NJ shore not knowing what was to come in a few days with Hurricane Sandy.

Oct 18th - Point Pleasant Beach and antique shops.
Oct 20th - found an awesome patchwork chair on casters for the family room by Ralph Lauren Home.
Oct 21st - Long Wood Gardens and antiquing
Oct 22nd - Island Beach State Park
More photos....

Laundry room make-over

Even though our house was built in 1965 we didn't expect what would be waiting for us...
... .. . in the laundry room!

Goldfinch in the thistle

We decided to let the thistle just grow to its thorny content outside the sunroom.
Oooh, who do you see Simon?