Whether you own a cottage, rent a cottage or visit a friends cottage, there is something about a cottage that can make your stress just melt away. Breathing in the fresh air helps but it's also that feeling, that bit of rustic, the bit of beachy, the interior of the cottage can sooth your soul.
A grand cottage or something smaller.....it doesn't matter, the feeling is still the same. Ahhhhhh
It's easy enough to bring that cottage feeling into your home. You don't need log walls or panelling, all you need are a comfy couch and some cottagy accessories to give your home that 'feeling'.
Maybe antlers and fish mounted on the wall isn't your thing but a cottage can be fresh. Whites, natural woods and other natural elements help bring the outdoors, inside.
Cottage life is a relaxed life, just a little something to consider when working on bringing a little cottage into your life.
Rustic, country, earthy...whatever you want to call it,
it always reminds me of a good old fashioned Christmas.
I found this on Pinterest and immediately thought of my Grandpa.
Wouldn't it be great to do this every Christmas,
it would feel like he's with us.
This would be fantastic for a coffee table.
Another toollbox arrangement from Pinterest, I'm lovin' these!
This has some hits of red and would work perfectly as a center piece as it's low enough to see over and around. Perfect for a Country Christmas.
Use mason jars, jam jars or sauce jars for your candles, boughs from the back of your Christmas tree or yard, pinecones, berries etc. An old box of distressed container make these an inexpensive project.
What about cinnamon wrapped candles, inexpensive and gorgeous!
Sheet music, old gears, boughs, a latern. All these found objects makes for a beautiful rustic piece.
What about some votive candles in a basket, a cake pan or an old can.
Add some greenery, pinecones or whatever strikes your fancy and bring a little rustic Christmas into your home.
I have a tough time deciding what my Christmas style is. I love the look of simplicity, all natural elements as shown in this wreath made with chilis.
I'm thinking we should do a spare room with two twin beds, it would be great for girl friends sleeping over, nieces, or nephews or even couples
(I know secretly they want their own bed).
I LOVE Autumn - Fall - mid September until November.
Mother natures repaints her world in a
colourful palette of reds, oranges & golden tones.
The air is fresh, crsip & cool.
The leaves crunch underfoot.
The geese practice & communicate their flight plan in the sky.
Squirrels & chipmunks are stocking up for the winter.
It's that time of the year again!
Fresh crayons, scented markers, freshly sharpened pencils & pink rubber erasers, I can smell it all. New binders, new lined paper & backpacks it's back to school and it's great, it's a fresh start.
Back to routine!
I recently did a post on how to pick an area rug, you can read it HERE. Shortly after that I received a message from a shy follower saying that they have been without a rug for 3 years, she's too nervous to buy.
What if it's not right?
What if it's not perfect?
I say JUMP RIGHT IN !
Ask the store what their return policy is and if it doesn't work - return it. I've worked with several stores that will let you 'borrow' an area rug, they keep your credit card number on file and if it's not returned in the agreed upon time, they'll charge you the price of the rug.
I LOVE area rugs, I would have to say it's a bit of an addiction.
Your floor is your 5th wall, an important visual when you walk into a room. An area rug ground the room, dictate a style and it's also an
inexpensive way to change up the look of a room.
Summer is officially here and the perfect time to let nature inspire you!
The grass is green, the trees, plants & fields are green. Lettuce, cucumber, spinach, peppers and onions are green, hurray!
I love green!!
5 Leafy Green Paint Colors
1. Lucky Clover, valspar.com
2. Scotland Isle, behr.com
3. Veranda View, benjaminmoore.com
4. Sensual Pear, bhglivebetter.com
5. Summer Interlude, acehardware.com