Monday, April 27, 2015

White Tulip Forest in China

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This is an absolutely beautiful labor of love.

Seaside Cottage Bedroom DIY Closets

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Well, if this isn't the cutest little seaside cottage bedroom! I never even thought of adding closet space this way in my own cottage that is very short on hanging space for clothing. A window like this one over the bed is on my want list as well. I could have one so easily since my bed is on a north wall with no openings. I would schedule a carpenter today if only I could snap my fingers and make it disappear in the by October since my bedroom is on the chilly side in the winter already. This would be perfect in the summer though since I am a fresh air freak.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Good Dog.

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I like it all, especially the respectful dog. This interior is stunning in every way and I love every inch of it! Homeschooling a dog has its rewards, doesn't it?

It is Spring Again

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It's pretty chilly at my house but the grass is green and the sky is blue, so I can't complain. My daffodils have popped too.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Personal Library in Connecticut

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Robert Couturier’s library, adjacent to his Connecticut home, is built around an 18th century doorway from a Federal house in Newport, Rhode Island.

Imaginary Cottage Life Artwork

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I love this imaginary cottage interior drawn by Yelena Bryksenkova. I wouldn't mind having a tiny elephant on my bed or in my kitchen having breakfast. Have a great weekend. xo

Friday, April 24, 2015

Cow Kisses

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If this doesn't make you smile, nothing will. The animal world never ceases to amaze me. These cows seem to really love that dog and he adores their kisses. So sweet!

The Wisdom of Winston Churchill

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Beautiful Embroidery

Flower Detail: Top Panel of Jane Nicholas Mirror stitched by Lorna Loveland.

Middle Panel
I wish I could see the entire finished mirror surround, don't you? Oh, the power of a woman with a needle!

UPDATE: I found the entire mirror!!!
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Destroyers

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Ha. I'm so glad Webster can't jump on the furniture any more. This is my worst nightmare and I'm sure they drink from the toilet too. (Smile) Dogs really know how to get comfortable, don't they?

Wonderful One-Piece Back Splash Behind Stove

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I love this area behind the range because there are no grout lines for easy cleaning and it's beautiful too.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Rainbow at My Cottage Today

It was really a double but you can hardly see the top one.

What a Garden!

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Do I see train tracks between this farm garden and the beautiful old house? Farming is such a noble profession and I think farmers are born, not made. The love of the land and working the soil has to be in your blood or else it's just back-breaking work.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

White Kitchen with Black Accents

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The overhead fixture is too fancy for me but otherwise I like this kitchen a lot. Love the Fornasetti images on the shelf.

Lilly Greed

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When you have time, please read this.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Abandoned House

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Photos like this break my heart. There's no one to tell this old home's story. I like to think it could still be saved. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Nice Laundry Room

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Great laundry room. I wouldn't mind being greeted by these two when coming in from the outside. 

Follow The Boxwood Home

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Isn't this a lovely approach to greet these lucky homeowners? My back ouches me at the very thought of trimming these mounds twice a year though. I have a lot of winter kill on my three large English boxwood this year for the first time ever but I'm determined to baby them back to health. The American varieties fared much better. Last week, I clipped away at the worst one hoping to stimulate some new spring growth. Fingers crossed. Have a great Sunday. xo

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Path by Kirsten Karius

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I love this photograph of a path winding around giant tree trunks. What a wonderful place to get lost.

Wonderful Cork-board Wall

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Imagine having a bulletin board (inspiration board) this large. Heavenly! Love it.

Thursday, April 16, 2015