Much To My Delight

Much To My Delight

Weekends at the Country House–Me so Fancy

Bridget’s family has a country house. She grew up going there in the summer and it’s currently owned by her super cool sister Nora. The first time she told me this, I said, “Well, looky-loo, a country house. Ain’t you fancy?” She laughed, and invited me up soon after to show me just how high-brow the place was. 

There was no shortage of wood paneling, and you have to turn all the lights off to use the microwave or risk blowing a fuse. There were intricate spider-webs on the screened-in porch and gingham wallpaper that made you dizzy after too many Heinekens. We slept under blankets knitted by her grandmother and opened the windows so we could hear the crickets chirp through the night. It was rustic, and warm, and very well lived-in. It was better than I’d imagined.
 This is my friend Bridget. She is full of spunk and fervor and she is a damn fine hostess.

The house is in the Catskills, about 2 hours outside of New York City. It is where Baby carried a watermelon and where our little group of friend retreats whenever the city gets to be too much.

It’s become my absolute favorite place to go antiquing.
And shopping for farm-fresh produce.
And gathering around the table with friends to eat it all up. 
Thank you dear Bridget, for another perfect Palenville weekend. 

Jenn P.

30-something psychotherapist. Loves cooking, hosting parties, exploring new places. Texan by birth. New Yorker by choice. Likes to tell little stories. Pull up a chair; I'll tell you one.

  • BigAppleNosh
    What a fun and relaxing weekend! :)
  • thepeachandthepit
    looks like the most perfect and relaxing weekend! I am headed to Lewes, DE this weekend to stay at my boyfriend’s sister’s place…very excited for fresh produce, clams, crabcakes, bike rides and long relaxing days! thank god for summer getaways from the heat of the city!
  • gabrielle
    after living in the city for a few years, i can now appreciate the need for a country house. luckily enough, my parents’ pad serves that purpose right now. they have also provided “beach house” and “florida condo”. xxoo
  • alicia
    cute cute post!
    Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! That sneaky sign for maple syrup caught my eye as well as the cool wall art/framed pics in the house – love it! x.o.x.o
  • blackbookkitchendiaries
    great post! so glad you had a nice weekend:)