A Little Field Trip

A friend of mine reached out about a faucet for her laundry room. She wanted a faucet like one she spotted in a deVol kitchen and wondered if I could track a cool one down for her.

Perrin and Rowe for deVol

She beat me to the punch!  Good old Pinterest to the rescue.

Instead I got to sit shotgun while we drove and drove and drove out into the far reaches of rural Pennsylvania to the historic town of East Berlin.  Just past the town square are historic homes tightly lining the Main Street and in the middle of one of these historic blocks is Hoffman & Woodard.

It’s a shop within a house with a charming kitchen garden out back and the most interesting things for sale.  The owner has such an artful eye.  Every corner of her shop was beautifully arranged.

There were a couple of copper sinks to choose from – all with the wooden surround and aged brass faucets.

The owners are avid gardeners and there were clay pots stacked in every corner.  Here are some Guy Wolff pots.

And the faucet we drove miles to see is on the bottom left with the separate taps for hot and cold.  All the faucets can be tweaked and customized.

The owners and their shop were recently featured in Martha Stewart Living which you can read about here.

And below some pictures from the Hoffman & Woodward website.  It is a gorgeous site with pictures taken by Helen Norman who happened to photograph one of my all-time favorite gardens.

Here is the backyard.  The kitchen garden wasn’t nearly this verdant and full when we were there but the chickens were out.

There are topiaries everywhere.  I was tempted to buy a bay leaf topiary but they looked so happy and healthy.  I couldn’t be responsible for their death.

I have absolutely no idea what the clay pots are with the holes and wooden dowels peeking through.  I meant to ask.

One of the faucets my friend bought.

The owner loves twine and I didn’t think I did until I saw this cabinet packed with spools of all kinds.  So pretty!

The green house with more topiaries.

Husband and wife will do a whole kitchen but mostly they make custom sink cabinets and shelving in all sorts of pretty colors.

And some handmade cots and watering cans.

Pretty light filtered into the green house with a shot of the sink I photographed as well.  This one slightly better!

And turned plates with the wood leftover from other projects.  I picked up a couple of the plates and they are so soft to the touch.

All in all a successful day.  I came home with two charming footed clay pots. I may try cheapie topiaries that I order off the Internet . . . and kill.