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Cultivate // Inspire // Kingston, New York.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This old house: The Saint James NY Kingston // Before and After'ish

If you can dream it, you can do it!  This shabby old Victorian was quite an undertaking and with a lot of vision and elbow grease we were really able to create quite an estate out of distressed barren home and grounds.

Here is just a preview of the before and some of the current photos of our home...

New Patio and landscaping at Saint James Kingston, New York / NY

Our good friends Matt & Mark recommended, James, a local landscaping contractor, to set in our new back patio.   After a few weeks of rain and bad weather, it was finally completed. And wow did it turn out great.  Half of the patio was set with large river rock pebbles and the other half in large blue stone tiles for a formal sitting area for us to relax / dine / wine & BBQ.  The blue stones were even custom cut to create a smooth round transition from the patio to our backyard.  It looks great offset by our large flower beds and English garden boxes.

See the photos below for updated photos of the Saint James' back grounds & landscaping.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Awesome flea market finds for the Saint James Kingston home

I recently went to LIC Flea and Food last weekend and stumpled upon these amazing pieces of art.  2 fine needle point paintings and 2 metal and cast iron statues and lamp.  So fitting for our little Victorian upstate in Kingston!  PS the food was amazing there as well, all the best restaurants from LIC!  

Learn more about LIC Flea and Food here:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New contact cards for the Saint James Kingston, NY

Take a look at our new cards!  We love them, Uber chic :)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

The Saint James Kingston Back Patio

Our backyard is soon to house a river rock zen garden and a blue stone patio for dining and entertaining.  On top of the river rock will house a cement block for the hot tub to come in the fall hopefully.

In just a few days we'll be able to expand our yard by gaining more living/dining space our the back property.  It'll be perfect for barbeque'ing and sipping some Keagan's Ale beer!

More photos after the completion to come after completion!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blissful Bedrooms Cabin Retreat in Upstate NY, Suagerties

Wow.. Our lovely friends at Blissful Bedrooms is creating an upstate oasis for disabled youth in Saugerties, NY. They need volunteers and money to complete this huge project. Watch the latest video and be inspired!


Feel inspired? Want to help? Donate here: http://blissfulbedrooms.org/blissful-cabin/

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ulster County & Kingston New York promo video: "County of Contrasts" circa 1969 IBM

Need to know more about Ulster County / Kingston? Watch this amazing informative video by IBM in from 1969... Much of it is still very relevant especially the history and make up of Ulster County...  

Enticed?  Book your weekend get-a-way at the St. James now and click on the airbnb link below: