On a bright morning in upstate New York, an engaging toddler named Mary Augustine Cruise is making eggs—over easy. Mid-flip, the frying pan clatters to the floor, though thankfully the yolks in question are of the wooden variety, as is the miniature stovetop. Her mother, painter Mary Nelson Sinclair, has meanwhile just pulled scones out of the life-size La Cornue oven, plating them on vintage faience dishes before hand-whipping cream to accompany them. Beside the farm table, Pippa, the family’s Yorkshire terrier, perches on a camelback loveseat, waiting patiently for any crumbs to fall.
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