Sunday, August 1, 2021

LAKEVIEW FARM

 

It was been a busy weekend. The new job with my friend is going very nicely. Not only am I meeting some nice new people who pop into the shop, but have reconnected with some old friends I haven't seen in years. The first thing I hear is , Is the Mistress back? While I say yes and no, they seem to be pleased. Ill probably never give up Bucks County. Yesterday was one of our first really big events since I came on board. A wedding for two Harrisburg police. There was over 170 center pieces to be made along with eucalyptus bunches with lavender that the guest could take, all the bridal bouquets and a huge swag for an arbor. And who wouldn't want to pin bootintiers on 8 handsome police officers?!?! A perk to the job?  Needless to stay, thats, a ton of flowers and plants. Once at the venue, in York County, Lakeview Farm, could it really be considered work? The place was breathtaking! And it was a relaxing day. We even had time to rest between some change that required some florals to move, and were ahead of schedule.  I think that barn weddings make for some of the prettiest and memorable weddings for me.  The place was a farm originally dating back to 1833 and remained a working farm till sometime in the 90's. It sat vacant for some years, till a lady from Colorado bought it and turned it into a wedding venue and persevered all of it's buildings with some updates. Mostly a horse farm now, and she lives on the property for certain months I understand. The bride and groom seemed most happy and pleased with the florals...both were very radiant. I love being in nature and love animals....so again, was it work?

Original din -din bell!
This was the house I could be happy in. I loved it.
Of course the highlight was seeing horses. I miss being around them like in my youth when my half brother a stable of them. 
A cute miniature horse....
And a ornery mule!
I wonder if they need a grounds keeper?

42 comments:

  1. The wedding looks breathtaking and the flowers are of course incredible. What a place. Groundskeeper for that place would be a job and a half. Maybe you could just be the charming eye candy.

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    1. Your too kind Magoo! But there was a pool.......maybe a pool boy? A older pool boy....

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    2. Yes! You'd be a great pool boy. Yet another talent.

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  2. Such lovely photos as always. I liked the mule the most.

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  3. The farm is stunning and I can certainly understand why it is a popular wedding venue. Your floral arrangements are absolutely GORGEOUS and the closest to what I've imagined for my own wedding, should I ever have one! You are an uber talented designer, Mistress Maddie!

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    1. Well, I'm basically the assistant to my friend...he tells me what he wants and I do it. His work and ideas are right up there, which is why I think we click so well. He doesn't do anything half assed. This is the fourth barn wedding I've seen or attended...they really are beautiful.I featured two other in the blog before.

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  4. Looks like a lovely place to have a wedding.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  5. What a gorgeous venue for a wedding, made all the more beautiful by the floral arrangements.
    I, too, could be very happy in a spot like that, and Carlos, who used to have horses in Mexico, would love that part of the property.

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    1. I too loved being around horses with my half brother, up till he sold their property. Amazing how they all have their own personality.

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  6. Very, very impressive!

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  7. Such a beautiful series of images! …and what’s not to like about a job that doesn’t feel like work…so glad to hear it!!!

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  8. That place looks lovely. So when are you and the houseboys moving in?

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    1. Could you see the houseboys lazing all over the property?

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  9. What a beautiful place for a wedding. They say love what you do and you’ll never work a day in your life. It sounds like you’ve found your love.

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    1. In all fairness, I can honesty say I have loved every job I have had. And each one gives me even more outlets for creativity. And it's cool how they sort of all interweave and I can make use of all my skills in other areas.

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  10. Your floral arrangements are gorgeous. What a great place for a wedding. I'm sure I could be happy living there, too. If the owner only lives there part-time, then she must need you to be the groundskeeper the rest of the year and I'll be the housekeeper. Franklin and Penelope will provide fertilizer.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I have the feeling we'd get into trouble.

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    2. I suppose so but don't tell anyone and maybe we can get hired in spite of our reputations.

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous! Every bit of it! ❤

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  12. Nice work!! Looks fabulous and summery!!
    Sx

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  13. Oh my!!!!! I could almost hear the birds singing and tweeting in these pictures. What a beautiful farm! I too like the same house as you, and that ornery mule does seem to look like a character. I have been to some real upscale weddings by some snotty friends, but I agree, my favorite are the chic but relaxed barn style weddings. Those are far more memorable for me too. But looks like you had your work cut out. It all looks so beautiful!

    So glad to hear from you since Friday, and that your ok. I heard terrible tornados went ripping threw New Hope and central Bucks. It even was on the national evening news.

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    1. I'm ok on both fronts. Those tornados sounded terrible...I saw some of the damage on the news....havent been home yet but i didn't get a call from my neighbor or Lumbersexual...so I assume all is ok.

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  14. A beautiful post Mistress! With sights like this, what's not to like about work, I agree. This post brightened my day. I love all the different buildings, and the shot of the horse is beautiful. I would be afraid to get that close. Never been close to a horse.

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  15. All the floral work and venue looks fabulous! Is it any wonder the bride and groom were pleased as punch. 8 cops to pin bootintiers on? Are you sure that all you two did? I've seen those bachelor party porns......

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  16. You had me at the first opening picture!!!! And it just kept getting better. You guys did a terrific job! That looks like a big wedding. It looks amazing in that barn. Dreamy.

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  17. I think your love of nature is what make you so well balanced. I loved this post.

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  18. Its my cup of tea for sure! I love the flower and tropical leaves and grounds :) Stunning,I do adore some of these images, sweetie pie. Like the horses and the Russian sage. Looks very peaceful there.

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    1. All you could hear was birds singing.

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  19. What sights! But Hennnny.....I'm so glad to have met you when I stopped in at the shop last week. What a fun, quaint shop. I wanted to buy everything girl. I'm still loving my flowers I got and loved the conversation.

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  20. So beautiful out there, too 💚👍🏻

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  21. So pretty!
    Love the idea of transforming a farm and using it for events. Especially one that's from the 1800's! The banquet room looks fantastic. Bet it was awesome.
    Glad you're doing these projects!

    XOXO

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  22. Weddings are fun to attend. I've never been on the planning or executing side of it. And I'm sure that is a lot of work.

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    1. Now I have seen what goes into just the floral aspect....couldn't imagine being the overall wedding planner!!!

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  23. Pretty place, good to hear from you

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  24. How beautiful. With you there? Beauty surrounded by beauty! Wow. A non-stressful wedding? Is there such a thing? You and your friend seem to have the touch. Of course, you know what you're doing and do it with confidence. How nice for the wedded couple, to have you on board. Glad you enjoyed your big day. And thanks for all the photos. I envy how together you are... working and taking such lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them. Kizzes.

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    1. You never met a more calm bride and groom.

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  25. A beautiful venue and stunning florals!

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  26. What a peaceful-looking place. No wonder the bride and groom were calm. They had you!

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  27. I too liked the Russian sage which has been demoted from Perovskia atriplicifolia to being called Salvia yangii which sounds unattractive and ugly, while there is something romantic about Perovskia....it makes me think of a Russian botanist creeping through the wilds of central Asia, only to find that the plant named after him has been hijacked by the taxonomists

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  28. Gorgeous pictures! I have yet to meet a mule who is not ornery.

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