September 4, 2011

Dear Susan Branch ♥

I have loved the work of Susan Branch from the first time I saw one her books in 1986. Being newly married and having a house of my own, I loved reading about fun and charming ways to be a homemaker. But what I really loved about Susan's books was her HANDWRITING! Oh my! I have always loved beautiful handwriting.

After seeing her first book, I was inspired to hand write recipe cards imitating her lovely handwriting because I was am dorky like that!

I have anxiously waited for each of her books and have happily collected them all. Each of them has been read several times and are dearly loved.  So you can only imagine how happy I was to discover that Susan has a BLOG! Each of her posts are like a mini-book. Charming hand writing, drawings and lovely stories of her daily life on Martha's Vineyard. Susan is one of those people that you would love to have as a best friend. She cooks and sews and decorates and LOVES the holidays, and you can tell she is just plain fun to be around.

This is the link to her blog. Please go visit. You will have a smile on your face and a song in your heart for the rest of the day


  1. Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't seen her blog before! I too have a couple of her books and think they are just so beautiful!!! Lovely post!!

    Best Wishes

  2. When I first started reading your post, I was thinking that you would love it if you knew she has a blog now. Well you do know and isn't it wonderful! Your handwriting is spot on beautiful!!!

  3. Your handwriting is beautiful. I love how pretty it looks on your recipe cards. You are creating an heirloom! :o)
    Susan Branch is such a talented artist! Thank you for sharing about her this morning. :o)
    Have a happy Sunday.
    Sincerely, Trish

  4. Lovely, lovely books. These will be on my Christmas List and I know what to get a few of my friends now. Love the way you have done your recipe cards.

  5. I have and treasure all those books also! They are all so charming and inspiring. They really hold a special place in my heart because I bought them when I was young and dreaming of my own creative, cozy, little home someday. Ahhh, memories...
    Your recipe cards are wonderful! You totally nailed that handwriting!! They look like Susan herself wrote them!
    Thanks so much for that little walk down memory lane...

  6. Pouring outside but sunny indoors - after following your link to S.B. blog. Thank you, really lovely. I believe my mother has one of her books...I shall have to go and have a snoop ;)
    Have a great day!

  7. I agree, Debbie, she is wonderful!!!

  8. So glad to have happened by today! I, too, am a Susan Branch fan and was delighted to find she has a blog. Last Christmas, I found one of her holiday books on a dollar table at a second hand book store. I felt like a scored such a treasure! Thanks for sharing the love.

  9. I love Susan Branch's books too, and have for a long time. How wonderful that she has a lovely blog too!! Love your recipe cards, Debbie!
    Helen x

  10. I have seen one or two of her books but didn't realize how many she had or that she had a blog. I came over from another blog and am glad I did. Have a nice day!

  11. oh wow. amazing books, i have looked on amazon uk, and there are some there although a bit pricy - i'll have to keep looking xx


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