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.


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


  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.

  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,

  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,

  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!

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