I am lucky enough to have received an advance copy of a new book you MUST HAVE.

This book is FULL of helpful tips and tricks for entertaining and gardening both of which Chris seems to do effortlessly… or he has perfected making it look that way. I have visited his lovely farm a few times and he truly lives like this on a daily basis. Fresh cut flowers and baked goods abound… along with his exquisite pottery being thrown and glazed next door. 

His true passion for living a well curated and educated life is portrayed beautifully in his book.

You must pre-order asap! It will be available next Tuesday. 

A Year at Clove Brook Farm: Gardening, Tending Flocks, Keeping Bees, Collecting Antiques, and Entertaining Friends

Welcome to a year of sustainable living with renowned ceramicist Christopher Spitzmiller, with advice and inspiration for seasonal entertaining, gardening, tending heritage chickens, and more.

Christopher Spitzmiller is known to his many friends and Instagram fans as the ultimate weekend farmer, who raises his own chicks, grows his own flowers, and puts up his own jam, cider, and honey. In his first book, he treats readers to a full year at his country retreat, Clove Brook Farm. Organized into four sections by season, the book begins with spring: the lilacs and appleblossoms, the dovecote with Indian fantail pigeons, Easter lunch, with daffodils and porcelain, and Spitzmiller’s recipe for rhubarb pie. Summer brings hydrangeas, dahlias, readying the chickens for the Dutchess County Fair, and a garden cocktail party. Fall focuses on collecting, cider making, an orchard luncheon and a Thanksgiving table, honey-gathering, and planting bulbs. Winter closes the book with holiday decorating, gilding allium, a holiday buffet, and homemade gifts.

Filled with tips on creating beautiful seasonal flower arrangements, living with animals, and garden planning, this is a wonderful resource and gift for anyone longing for farmstead living.

Here are a few peaks of the farm from one of my visits: 

About The Author: 

Christopher Spitzmiller‘s lamps, tableware, and other ceramics are found in every chic A-list interior, including the White House, and featured in celebrated publications including Architectural Digest and the Wall Street Journal. He is on the board of the Garden Conservancy and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House. Martha Stewart is the founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and the author of many, many books.

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