Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Charming Cottage!

English cottages are so appealing to me.  From the cross gabled roof that has a steep pitch to the small cozy interior with lots of nooks and crannies, I find them whimsical and charming, as well as, romantic and picturesque!  And if you have an English cottage, then in my opinion, an English garden must accompany it!

My dream is to live in an English cottage someday.  I could get lost in thought for hours making plans for decorating my little home.  

My dreams continue into the yard, as I wander through my gardens of foxglove, climbing roses, wisteria, delphiniums, daisies, honeysuckle and lavender. 

I suppose that is why I adore collecting prints of English cottages with wonderful gardens.  Since I don't really have the chance to actually live in one now, the wonderfully framed pictures can help me conjure up thoughts of roaming through an informal, English garden that has the feel of charm and grace, and looks like Mother Nature haphazardly placed the plants and flowers.  I envision a slow-paced simple life, enjoying the every day beauty and blessings that God has place around me.        

Well, off to bed I go, with hopes of visions of sipping tea by a lace covered window, peering out at the sheep in the English countryside.

What will you be dreaming of?  Whatever it is, I hope it is something that makes you happy, cozy, and warm inside.



Lester said...

Very very interesting post..I like this one. gotta bookmark this one.
Cottage Furniture

Rebecca said...

I wanna live in an old English Cottage, too! I'm thinkin' my La Chaumiere de Briarwood is going to have to do though. :)

Sweet Post!!!!


Ann said...

I really like your paintings. Maybe read a good book about a wonderful character who lives in one, picture yourself there too.
A girls gotta dream.

Michella Marie said...

Hi Rebecca ~
Love your post!!
I too have dreamed (since I was little) of living in a sweet cottage with flowers EVERYWHERE :)) Almost became a reality a few years ago but for now God wants us in our little subdivision just north of Houston, lol!! I'm working on making it my cottage though!!
Have a blessed day!!

LANA said...

Living in a cottage in England has always been my dream. So I just try to make my own home a little "cottage-y" in the meanwhile. Love the pictures - where did you get them, antique stores? I think all of us cottage lovers should get together and plan a trip to England!


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