Feature Friday: StoneGable

Today’s Feature Friday is a sweet lady who I got to meet this year at Haven, Yvonne from StoneGable.  I’ve “known” Yvonne online for several years now through blogging, but she is a sweet Christian sister and she also has a beautiful way of keeping house and sharing the beauty in life.  Her home sits in rural PA, in the heart of Amish country, Lancaster County, surrounded by neighboring farmland.  Aptly named StoneGable, this American country farmhouse style 18 year old home, has been lovingly decorated by the owner and you can definitely tell that Yvonne is a homemaker extraordinaire.  Her pics just ooze beauty and contentment and I know you’ll enjoy seeing this beautiful home.  I loved reading about the history of StoneGable and how they came to live there.  This is one area of the country I’ve never been to, but Yvonne makes it sound and look heavenly.

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StoneGable from the front.

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I love this plaque built into the stone at the peak(yes, gable) of StoneGable.

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The front door is so welcoming.  Check out those urns with hydrangeas, reminds me of a French farmhouse.  This part of the country is known for limestone and that is the stone used on StoneGable. It’s just gorgeous!

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The wrap around front porch is made from mahogany.  What a beautiful setting this is!  Ahhh, just makes me relax looking at this.

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Inside the house, the living room with a warm fireplace awaits.  Yvonne’s style is traditional, yet so warm and cozy.  Nothing stuffy about it at all.

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I love these drapes that Yvonne stenciled with a damask pattern.  So pretty now!

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She’s got  so many beautiful pieces of furniture that she’s collected and that’s what makes a home really inspiring.  Collected and put together over time. You can’t duplicate that in a short amount of time.

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This chest is another unique piece.  She believes in fresh flowers as you can see by the abundance of hydrangeas. I’m sure she grows these prolifically in her outdoor gardens.2013 Summer House Tour stonegableblog.com 49

Her kitchen is one beautiful masterpiece.  I do love a white kitchen and Yvonne’s is beautiful with a black countertop and black pulls.

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This large island with stools is so very welcoming.  I can imagine that guests congregate to this spacious and pretty kitchen every time.

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Lots of cabinets and storage in this kitchen.

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The range hood and tile over the stove is so unique and pretty, as is the pigs head.

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That fits right in with Yvonne’s rural setting and I love it.

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As I said, Yvonne emulates beauty with how she keeps her home and beautiful dishes and fresh flowers are part of that.  Traditional Home magazine comes to mind.

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The dining room is equally stylish.

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With a beautiful traditional rug, wingback end chairs and a bench for seating, this is quite the dining room.  It oozes country charm, but also elegance.

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Her guestroom is spacious and I’m sure has some awesome views outside those windows.

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Wouldn’t you like to stay in this room?

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Oh yeah, now we’re talking.  See what I mean about Yvonne?  She is quite the hostess.

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If that is not enough, the outdoor eating areas on the porch are equally inviting.  This shot is just dreamy.

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Raised beds mean they grow their own food too.  My dad would like these folks!  What a beautiful setting!  God sure makes a beautiful world we live in.

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A potting bench with plenty of flowers and plants looks right at home on this rustic porch.

I know you loved this tour of Yvonne’s house as much as I did, so I hope you’ll stop on over and stay hello. She’s a sweet lady with a lot of inspiration with her decorating, food, and countryside that she shares on her blog.  I love seeing how other folks live and Yvonne and family live well.  Very well indeed.  There’s something special about living in rural America and I’d say Yvonne’s views are right up there at the top of the want list.  Enjoy StoneGable for yourself!


- Rhoda

Comments

  1. You chose the perfect home and owner to feature. Yvonne is truly inspirational.

  2. What a beautiful sanctuary. I agree that the best homes evolve over time.

  3. There is nothing sweeter than a woman with gracious Southern style… and that’s you Rhoda! Thank you so much for your most lovely comments and post. You make StoneGable look even better than it is!!!!
    This is your formal invitation (I’m serious) to come and visit me in the Spring and see this part of the country for yourself! Spring is beautiful here! The guest room you showed is waiting for YOU!
    Again, thanks for the feature! I am so honored!

    • Thank you, Yvonne, I will definitely keep your offer in mind. I would love to see that part of the country some day!

  4. I adore her home and that beautiful country setting! It looks like a place you would love to visit and linger for awhile.
    -Shelley

  5. I absolutely love Yvonne’s gorgeous home! Thanks so much for featuring Stone Gable, Rhoda.

  6. Yvonne has figured out how to make her home look chic and completely comfortable at the same time. I felt like I wanted to be there.

  7. Now that was fun! I got to visit with two of my favorite bloggers and as always…everything is simply AMAZING!!!! Hugs to Rhonda and to Yvonne! The hostesses with the mostess!!! hugs…

  8. I simply adore Yvonne’s home and style. She combines comfort and elegance so beautifully.. Thanks for allowing coffee and I to meander through.
    Hugs, Gee

  9. Ok…so I want to move in that house! Every picture is dreamy…the view? Thanks for making Yvonne put that together for us all. I could tour her home every day.

  10. What a beautiful home. I love everything about it… Elegant but warm and inviting. Thank you for sharing it with us Rhonda and Yvonne. My husband grew up in Lancaster so I am familiar with how gorgeous it truly is there. Rhonda, I really appreciate your generous spirit in sharing other blogs with us. That is actually how I found you, through Victoria Barnes’s blog. I think good things always come back around to those with such a generous spirit!

  11. Beautiful home. Love the kitchen!

  12. What a beautiful home. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  13. Yvonne certainly has a lovely home, such an idyllic setting – I love what you wrote,’ God sure makes a beautiful world we live in.’ So very true – it is such a joy to make our little corner of the world a little reflection of God’s beauty. Yvonne does have wonderful style – I am loving all those kitchen cabinets! I’ve enjoyed my tour and appreciate you sharing,
    Kathy

  14. Yvonne’s home is elegant, sophisticated and warm, just like her. I too got to meet her at Haven and it was one of the highlights of my weekend.

    The setting at Stone Gable is magical! I want to be there!!

  15. What an awesome home, I could only hope to attain that. Thats so much for sharing.

  16. I’ve been a happy follower of Yvonne’s for quite some time…LOVE her style and beautiful home!!

  17. Ivonne’s house is gorgeous, she has wonderful taste and her home itself is amazing; along with the story it carries and all the years that take a home to be a home as beautiful as this one! This house is worth the best magazines. Thanks so much for sharing it with us by featuring it. Big hugs,
    FABBY

  18. Yvonne has a gorgeous home and she is such a beautiful lady, inside and out. Love her. Had the privilege of spending time at Haven with her.

  19. Just A W E S O M E choice as a guest blogger – she is the best of the best. Well done.

    Have a blessed weekend!!!! Thanks for featuring such a wonderful lady.

  20. What a gorgeous home. Very cozy and inviting looking. I love how she combines some comtemporary with mostly traditional and makes it work. So classic and timeless. I love Amish country!

  21. Rhoda,
    I saw Yvonne invited you to her home in Lancaster. I really hope you make the trip. It is such pretty country out there…a little slice of heaven if you will! I never tire of looking at her beautiful images of StoneGable. Thank you so much for sharing Yvonne’s home!
    Have a great weekend!!!
    XO Barbara

  22. Melesa Garrison says:

    Breathtaking!

  23. Rhoda, Love Yvonne, her style, her home, her blog, but most of all the loving spirit that jumps off the page when reading her comments or her blog. So fun to see two wonderful ladies in one spot,HERE!!
    Happy weekend,
    Kathysue

  24. Julia @ Cuckoo4Design says:

    Gorgeous, really gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

  25. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Hi Rhonda,

    As always, I enjoy touring StoneGable.
    Yvonne styles her home with beauty and grace, and it shows in all her photos.
    Have a beautiful weekend!
    Thank you for sharing,
    Suzanne

  26. RHODA, RHODA, RHODA! 😉
    Thank you for sharing Yvonne’s home with us. I have peeked in on Stone Gable for a while now. She is extraordinaire but yet you feel that you could curl up on her couch and sip coffee with her. Two of my favorite bloggers together… how sweet it is.
    ~~Nancy from OHIO

  27. I’m a longtime follower and admirer of Yvonne. Stone Gable is a gorgeous home in a beautiful countryside. It’s always a treat to see images of Stone Gable, both inside and out. Thanks for featuring Yvonne. ~ Sarah

  28. Stop, I can’t take it anymore. It is awesome. Thank you for turning me on to another blogger. And thank you Yvonne for sharing. This is one beautiful home. All of you are so creative.

  29. I am so blessed to say that Yvonne is a very good friend of mine and I have been to Stone Gable many times! Yvonne is the SWEETEST, most gracious friend and hostess ever. Her home is a true reflection of her. Her talents are amazing. Thanks for featuring her, Rhoda. IF you get up this way PLEASE let me know so the 3 of us can get together!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  30. Martha Anne says:

    Wow– what a beautiful and gracious home! So much to digest but oh so beautiful!!

  31. Yvonne is a master. I love her home and every inch is so beautifully and carefully decorated. She has a true gift for making things beautiful, from her home to her patio to the guest room and don’t even get me started on her meals, entertaining and flowers. Heaven…this lady needs her own show! HGTV are you paying attention? I am a big big fan of all Yvonne does….she is a true inspiration and then being a nice person to boot…perfection!

  32. Rhoda…thank you for featuring Yvonne’s home today…She is certainly a master of perfection…..Her home is incredibly beautiful as she is! I admire her DIY talents….she is the “whole package” from decorating to creating fabulous culinary delights!….I so admire her generosity, spirit, and faith!

  33. What a beautiful home!

  34. Rhoda, You HAVE got to take Yvonne up on her offer! It’s a beautiful area of the country and she would be an amazing hostess.

    I’m so glad she returned to the blogging world, she has so much to offer, I adore her home and I have made several of her recipes, what a great cook!

    You both are inspirations to me in improving my lifestyle and what great blogging material for both of you to make the trip!

  35. Yvonne’s home is beautiful, and it is impossible to visit her blog and not be inspired to make your own corner of the world a little prettier.

  36. Yvonne is one of my favorite bloggers. I adore her style. Thank you so very much Rhoda for featuring this wonderfully warm and lovely home.

  37. What a beautiful home Yvonne has created. Her style and attention to detail is pure delight. As a still life painter I am drawn to all her tablescapes! Thanks for sharing!

  38. marie smart says:

    I love Stone Gable. She has a way of making everything she touches beautiful!

  39. Wonderful feature! Yvonne is a beautiful lady, inside and out, and her home is gorgeous. Never tire of seeing it!
    Hope your weekend is wonderful…
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  40. Yvonne’s home is gorgeous!Absolutely love her home and style!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    xx
    Anne

  41. I LOVE everything about this post !!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  42. Christy Spurlock says:

    A beautiful home and looks very inviting.

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    • Hi, Bobbie, there is a subscription bar at the top of my page that you can sign up to get all my new posts. Thanks!

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