Sunday, April 3, 2011

Tapawingo Collection

Tapawingo is a very special place.
It's located in the Adirondack Mountains, which from NYC as the Vintage Volvo flies, is a 5.75 hr trip door to door.  It is a private, family residence and, until recently, had been a 3 season camp.  Camp is a term associated with craftsman styled buildings situated in remote locations, characterized by the use of logs and indigenous stone, shingled roofs with broad overhangs & large view~capturing porches. 
Tapawingo started out as a parcel of land along the shores of a beautiful mountain lake.  Over the course of 50 years it has been beautifully built, all by hand, and masterfully crafted into a magical wonderland...where mosaic tiled stones, with the words peace. be. with. you, lead to hidden rooms decorated with a victorian~meets~bohemian camp style & comfort.  Tapawingo is where my husband & I were married.  It is a place of peace and as the Native American Indians describe it is a place of joy.
Tapawingo: Doors
I tried to capture the unique style & magical mood of Tapawingo in my photos.  As a student of photography, a friend of mine by the name of Keith Dart, once told me that in order to make an interior shot more interesting, open a door, pull out a chair, adjust a curtain, create an angle...well, I have never forgotten that advice. In my Tapawingo photos you will see an open door, such as the one in Mac's study, introducing a view of one of the many stone footpaths winding through the the forest trees...or inviting you to step out onto a hardwood deck while the morning sun glistens through the webbing of antique snow shoes hung in the window...or catch a glimpse of a solitary chair sitting at an angle in the corner of the room.  Herein lies the spirit of Tapawingo.

                      The Door is Open

                      Snow Shoes

                      Chair in the Corner

in my Etsy shop now...

for a limited time only...
& please note that i will continue to make donations to The American Red Cross: Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami for every card set sold throughout the month of April! 
 thank you for your support!


  1. I want to be there right now.

    Thank you for supporting red cross......xo

  2. Hi Ro: are you sure??? they have snow!!! & thank YOU for your support!
    MissJill: when you visit me "up north" i will take you there...