Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mosaic Monday: Outside Bunny Williams' Barn

Yes, I am officially mad for Bunny Williams. :)

Today I have some pictures of the outside of the barn that I showed you here. The top pictures show a lovely little table and chairs outside the mud room door, and a dovecote that sits in the graveled courtyard. In the two bottom pictures you can see that the courtyard is divided into squares by cobblestones, with gravel in between. I think that is a beautiful way to dress up a simple gravel driveway.

There is a lovely glass conservatory on the back of the barn, shown inside and out in the photos here. The marble topped table and upholstered chairs take center stage, with ferns and other plants lining the walls. There is a small kitchen in the barn, which makes it a wonderful space for entertaining.

In the side view of the barn you can see a beautiful group of hostas lining the walkway. Also visible are a side view of the conservatory and the small porch that leads to the mud room. Finally, in the last photos notice that the pair of french doors are protected by sliding barn doors. This helps retain the look of a barn, which might have been lost in a less sensitive renovation.

And now, what the heck is this photo doing here? It is a view from my favorite park, Natirar, on a misty autumn morning. I have entered it in a photo contest on Facebook, and I am going to shamelessly ask you to please scoot on over there and click "Like" underneath the photo caption. Pretty please? Many thanks!


Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post. The post may be about any subject you wish. The only stipulation is that it include a collage, or mosaic of photos.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline

And a quick reminder: if you would like to join Mosaic Monday but don't know quite where to start, there is a tutorial on mosaic-making on my sidebar. Just scroll down, and click on the small blue mosaic.


  1. I had such a lovely time when I joined in last week that I thought I'd return. Thank you, Mary, for arranging this! I'm going to drool over your photos now...

  2. Mary, your photos are just lovely. The house and courtyard are beautiful. I will go now and click like under your photo. I hope you have a great week!

  3. Hello Mary - I've just returned from my month in Italy and though it's taken a few days to get caught up on sleep, housework and just living at home on the farm, I was looking forward to your post tonight. Bunny Williams seems to convey a sense of peace in the pictures you've shared with us tonight. Thanks for bringing all of us who enjoy blogging together!

  4. Mary, Is it wrong that I now want to live in this house? All of the little details add up to one beautiful estate.

  5. Beautiful mosaics and photos Mary. What a fabulous barn!

  6. sigh ... those photos make me swoon!

  7. Your photos are always exceptional! Good luck in the contest! ♥

  8. I tried to vote! Actually, I did, but then the log in or sign up. (This contest is just for Facebookers that what you're all called? ;> )

    What a beautiful home. It could set me drooling. Heck, I want to lie down with the dog and just be there.

    A kitchen in the barn you say? Yup. What a house!

  9. No wonder you like Bunny Williams so much - it's all so beautiful.
    I'll go over and try to vote, but sometimes it's now allowed from outside the US.

  10. Wow to have a barn like that. I will pop over and "like" the photo. Great job.

  11. I love all the colours that Bunny Williams chose for the barn and trim. Lovely. V

  12. What lovely pictures and place to visit. Everything looks so lovely and I checked out the past posts. Each one is equally beautiful. Thanks for sharing such loveliness.

  13. Beautiful photos! I'm off to vote for you right now!

  14. Mary, I went over to facebook using the link you gave, but I do not see a "like" button under your photo or its caption??? I do see it has 8 "likes" however. Doe sthta not work on INternet Explorere? I'll try Google Chrome and se eif that will show the like button. Good luck!

    PS: I want to be Bunny Williams! lol!

  15. Beautiful photography. The Barn and gardens so lovely. You are so lucky to see it in person. thanks for hosting your lovely party.

    The French Hutch

  16. I am mad for her too! What gorgeous images! Wouldn't you love to have a barn and gardens like that! I sure would!
    Thanks for the inspiration in your post.

  17. Ich kann mich nicht entscheiden, welche Gartenecke mir am besten gefällt... Der ganze Garten ist einfach wundervoll! Muß es nicht herrlich sein mit einem Morgenkaffee dort zu sitzen und den Tag erwachen zu sehen?
    Danke für's Teilen und eine schöne Woche!
    Liebe Grüße,

  18. O, what a beautiful home. *sigh...
    Thanks so much for hosting.

  19. Wish I had a barn like that in my yard! I voted for your photo. It really is lovely. Nancy

  20. What a great home and garden! Who is Bunny Williams, am I an ignorant Brit?

    Mary I tried to vote it shows 13 people like your picture but the word like wasn't there, maybe it is because I am not your friend on FC so I have have sent a friend request. It is a exquisite photograph and I hope it wins. I have the ones that I bought from you and the extra one you sent. I love all your art work, and am very envious!!

    Have a good week love Jackie in UK.

  21. Hi Mary. What a beautiful place this is. I looked back at the house, so beautiful, and the barn and the outside look just as lovely. I tried to vote for your photo but I am not on facebook so I will have to see what I can do about it. The photo is beautiful.

  22. I don’t think I could ever tire of looking a Bunny Williams house and garden it’s stunning. I can only dream of owning a home like that.

  23. I can see why you are mad for Bunny Wiiliams! What a gorgeous place! Beautiful shots.

  24. OMG that is sooooo gorgeous. That would keep me home all the time, how totally fabulous.

  25. Very, very lovely.
    I recently upgraded our Picnik account and so will have more mosaic options. I'm looking forward to playing with them. Thanks for hosting this opportunity to feature whatever fun we create.

    Have a great day...try to stay cool.


  26. The conservatory and that table have always been favorites of mine!

    I am so enjoying this series, Mary!!

  27. The world through your lens is spectacular! Thank you for another mosaic monday!
    Have a great week!

  28. Mary, I re submitted my link to MM link as a few people told me my original link did not work. Thanks!

  29. Hi Mary!
    Hope this new heat wave isn't too awful for you -- it doesn't seem quite as bad as the last, or I am just getting numb to them.

    Wow -- that's a barn? That's nicer than my house.


  30. What a beautiful barn! Gorgeous photos of it and the surroundings. I've joined you for Mosaic Monday today. Thanks for hosting. ~ Pamela

  31. Your contest entry is stunning! Good luck with it!

  32. Hey there Mary, I can't get enough of your blog. It is georgous!

    Have a fantastic afternoon.

  33. Wow i totally love that last shop, very fitting to the song! It elicits solemn, wonderful, sad but memorable past! Oh it brings a little sadness in my heart too!


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