I suppose, in a way, it's fitting to end the week with photos of Sister Parish's homes in Dark Harbor, Maine. Homes is plural because, as you'll recall, she owned both a winter house in town as well as a summer place that was down the road.
At first glance, it's a heady mix of floral chintzes, stripes, and patchwork. But take a good look at the rooms and you'll see evidence of Sister Parish's projects: decoupage, needlework, and floral arrangements that she attended to daily. They add such a homey touch to the interiors, don't you think? In fact, these photos make me want to take up decoupage. Well, almost.
The Summer House
Mrs. Parish's sitting room. The rug was Irish made. The interesting looking corner cabinet held sweaters.
No, not Yummy, but rather Desmond the Pekingese.
Mrs. Parish's needlework sat beneath a faience jug of sunflowers and green tobacco leaf.
The Winter Town House
The town house living room. The fabric on the sofa was an Albert Hadley design.
A town house arrangement of lettuces, chicory, nasturtiums, beedtops, and parsley was done by Parish's daughter, Apple Bartlett.
A guest bedroom at the town house. The headboards were upholstered in quilts from West Virginia, while the bed spreads, also quilts, were made in Kentucky.
Mrs. Parish decoupaged this old mirror.
Mrs. Parish's town house bedroom with its four different floral chintzes.
A hallway that led from the greenhouse to the living room.
All photos from House & Garden, March 1971, Horst photographer.