Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy December!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share another pic from our book "The Night Before Christmas." Enjoy!

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for January.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

November 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy November!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share another pic from our book "Portraits of a Country Life."  Gackles gossiping over their morning cawww-fee.  Enjoy!

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for December.
Gackle pic by Noel & Verge. 

Saturday, October 29, 2016

A new circa HOME living website - in the works!

As we reported yesterday, our website is currently offline. Sorry for the inconvenience.  We are preparing to re-launch a brand new, easy to use website* filled with exciting features that many of you have been asking for. We are hoping to provide limited access to the new site during the 1st week of Nov as we add items on a daily basis. Until we are back up & running, please call us toll free at 888-887-1820 to place your order. We look forward to chatting with you.

*This screenshot shows the opening page of our new website - still in the early stages of development.  

Monday, October 3, 2016

October 2016 Desktop Calendar



Happy October!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a pic from our book "Portraits of a Country Life." Photographed by the extremely talented Mark Kimball Moulton. Enjoy!

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for November.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

September 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy September!


Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a pic of the Summer Kitchen from our Dresden home. One of the unique features from this room is the water cauldron next to the chimney.  It rests underneath the wooden cover with handle.  Back in the day, a firebox underneath the cauldron allowed folks to heat water for laundry or baths. 
Photographed by Justin Bernhaut for Country Living magazine. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for October.

Monday, August 1, 2016

August 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy August!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a pic from our trip to Ireland with our best friends Mark & Lane. As we were admiring the countryside near Galway, we came upon this beautiful horse & abandoned village. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for September.

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy July!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a pic from our Dresden home featuring a small collection of landscape paintings & several of our antique green bottles.  Photographed by Justin Bernhaut for Country Living. Enjoy! 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for August.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy June!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a pic of the firepit we built at our home in Dresden.  A great place to gather with friends on a chilly evening.  Enjoy! 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for July.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy May!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share this beautiful spread of tulips from last May - a sure sign of Spring.  Enjoy! 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for June.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

April 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy April!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share another beautiful image taken at our Dresden home by the talented Justin Bernhaut. A cropped version appeared in our 2008 Country Living magazine article. Enjoy! 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for May.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy March!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share another beautiful image taken at our Dresden home by the talented Justin Bernhaut. The uncropped version appeared in our Country Living magazine article. Enjoy! 

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for April.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

February 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy February!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share this beautiful image taken at our Dresden home by the talented Justin Bernhaut. A cropped version of this photo appeared in our Country Living magazine article back in 2008.  We thought the full size version would work great for this month's desktop calendar. Enjoy! 

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for March.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

January 2016 Desktop Calendar

Happy January!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share this stunning image by Mark Kimball Moulton from our book ~ "Portraits of a Country Life."  1st edition copies are currently available for purchase on our website.  Books make great gifts!

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for February.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December 2015 Desktop Calendar

Happy December!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image from the book we created with our dear friend Mark Kimball Moulton ~ "The Night Before Christmas." We had such a fun time with this project!  Props to Mark for capturing this festive shot and to Noel for playing a wonderful Father Christmas.  

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for January.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

November 2015 Desktop Calendar


Happy November!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share another image from our book "Portraits of a Country Life," taken at our home in Dresden. Gobble!  Gobble!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!


Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for December.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 2015 Desktop Calendar

Happy October!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image from our book "Portraits of a Country Life," taken by our dear friend Mark Kimball Moulton.

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for November.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

September 2015 Desktop Calendar

Happy September!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of the beautiful 
Wayside Inn Grist Mill in Sudbury, MA.

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for October.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

August 2015 Desktop Calendar

Happy August!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of the beautiful 
Black-eyed Susans that blanket our backyard at this time of year. 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for September.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 2015 Desktop Calendar

Happy July!

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image from one of our recent trips to Cape Cod.  It is one of many beautiful images from our book "Portraits of a Country Life," captured by our dear friend Mark Kimball Moulton. We are currently offering our 144 page hardcover book at a special price of $18 with any purchase.  Call or visit our website for details. 

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for August.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

June 2015 Desktop Calendar



Happy June!
 
Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of our Carriage House from a few years ago. We love the simplicity of the mass planted ferns. The Adirondacks have a lovely sloped seat & curved back for comfort & wide arms for resting your favorite book or beverage. 

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for July.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

May 2015 Desktop Calendar


Happy May!
Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

It's hard to believe that it's been an entire year since our first Desktop Calendars on the Circa Blog.  We hope you've enjoyed them as much as we've enjoyed creating them for you.

This month we'd like to share an image from our trip to Key West a few years ago.  The beaugenvilla set against the white picket is strikingly beautiful!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for June.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

April 2015 Desktop Calendar


Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image from the most beautiful daffodil fields in Northfield, CT.  We spent a few glorious hours there last year in April taking in the sights with our dear friends Mark & Lane.  You can almost smell their sweet aroma thru the screen!  

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for May.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

March 2015 Desktop Calendar

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image from March of last year, tapping our maples to get ready for Maple Sugar season.  Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for April.

Monday, February 2, 2015

February 2015 Desktop Calendar

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of our dining room from a few years ago, with beautiful tulips beckoning the arrival of Spring.   Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for March.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2015 Desktop Calendar


 Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of the quaint potting shed that we built in our backyard.  Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for February.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 2014 Desktop Calendar

Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share an image of our keeping room as seen in "The Night Before Christmas" - our first book with our dear friend Mark Kimball Moulton. This book is the perfect gift idea for family & friends and can be ordered by visiting our website or by calling us toll free at 888-887-1820.  Enjoy!

Click on the image above to view a full size version that you can save to your computer.

Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for January.

Friday, November 7, 2014

November 2014 Desktop Calendar


Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share a grouping of Birdhouses made by V's grandfather many years ago.  Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for December.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

October 2014 Desktop Calendar


Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we'd like to share our Pumpkin centerpiece surrounded by Bittersweet. Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for November.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Noel's Crumb Top Apple Pie


It's that time of year for freshly picked apples!
Here's what you'll need for Noel's scrumptious Apple Pie- 
10 Apples (Noel prefers Macintosh or Cortland)
9" unbaked Pie Shell (or you can make your own crust if you have the time.)
⅓ c of Sugar
¾ c of Flour
6 Tbsp Butter

½ c Sugar
¾ tsp Cinnamon

Cut Apples into thin slices.  Fill Pie Shell.

Mix ½ c Sugar and Cinnamon.  Sprinkle over Apples.
Mix ⅓ c Sugar & ¾ c Flour.  Cut butter into the mixture until crumbly.  Sprinkle over Apples.

This pie will be quite high until it cooks down.

Bake 35 - 40 min in a preheated 350 oven or until bubbly, golden brown and apples are soft.  Turn oven off and let pie sit (if you can.)

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.

Deeeeelicious!!!!!

Optional - Adorn with pastry decorations on top, brushed with an egg wash.


Monday, September 1, 2014

September 2014 Desktop Calendar


Never forget what day of the week it is with our handy 
Desktop Calendar for your home or work computer.

This month we would like to share a pic* of one of Noel's favorite treats to bake in the Fall- a delicious Apple Pie.  Enjoy!

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Be sure to check back next month for a new calendar image for October.

*Image by Mark Kimball Moulton- taken at the home of Noel & Verge.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tasty Summer Mojito


Tasty Summer Mojito

Here's what you'll need for a single serving:
1 cup of Ice Cubes
1 to 2 ounces of White Rum (Suit to taste)
10 - 12 Mint Leaves
1 to 2 Tablespoons of White Sugar
½ cup Club Soda
½ of a Lime cut into 4 wedges.

Place the roughly torn mint leaves and one lime wedge into a sturdy glass and muddle*.  If you don't have a muddler, you can use the handle end of a wooden spoon.  Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar and muddle again.  Do not strain.  Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.  Pour the White Rum over the ice and fill the remainder of the glass with club soda.  Stir, taste and add more sugar (or Rum) if desired.  Garnish with a sprig of mint and remaining lime wedge. 

For an equally delicious, non-alcoholic version of this drink, replace the White Rum with 4 ounces of chilled Ginger Ale. 

ENJOY!

*Muddle - Mash the ingredients at the bottom of the glass to release the oils & juice.