July 13, 2011

The Beach Cottage Rental and Missing Home

Hello Everyone!  Just catching up after the photo shoot.  Hope your summer is going well!  Mine is. 

well sort of....

You see, I had the idea to rent the cottage for the summer since I'd be gone most of it while visiting the kiddos.  Before I knew it,  the first couple to look, snapped it up for three months! 

As soon as Fifi and Mark drove away at around six p.m. there I was like a wild woman with four days to prepare for the renters!   With countless trips up to the attic, (probably a hundred) it is now filled to the brim with half of my belongings and I am staying with a friend.   It's been nearly a month and I've finally recuperated long enough to write this post.


I really thought I'd miss it more, and have handled it pretty well...until now.


Yes, I miss my comfy, newly slipcovered chair in this fabulous gray and white cotton that looks like linen!  At less than eight dollars a yard, the body of the chair is the same fabric but reversed which I love the look of.  I first saw this fabric, or very similar, on a slipper chair here and was lucky to find it!  I stuck a pretty pin in the center of this sweet pillow that I found at TJ Maxx and now it looks like a happy daisy! 

And my bottle collection.  I had these scattered about the house on ledges and window sills but it wasn't until I saw a pic in a book and my friend suggested that I display them all together that I really fell in love with them!

Oh, and morning coffee while watching the tide come up and hearing the seagulls isn't a shabby way to start the day either.



Somehow, more red snuck in the kitchen with the little awning made the day before the shoot.  I also hung a curtain under the shelf to hide a bare space.  Pretty but not practical since I couldn't open the cupboard door holding the pots and pans!  It only lasted for one day but on second thought...hmm.

I was sorry that I didn't use my ironstone pitcher collection on the shelf with the cafe au lait bowls but it was too late by the time I remembered that it was displayed in the china cabinet in the dining room.  (can't find the pic)


Well, I'll be leaving in a couple of days to see the little guys in NC and my daughter in OR to help her set up the nursery for a baby girl so I don't think I'll missing home too much!!
I'll be gone for a few weeks but will post from the road.
Hope you have a happy and safe summer.
So glad you stopped by!!

xoRoberta


10 comments:

Joseph said...

Oh, I simply adore getting together with my loved ones ( my wife and my kids) and simply go on a trip somewhere. Last month we went in Canada, ( we live in Chicago btw)and went to a cottage rental complex right by a lake in Ontario. It was so peaceful there, my kids wouldn't have wanted to ever leave the place. It was a great experience and we will repeat it soon.

Tricia Rose said...

Every picture is beautiful, but your happy daisy cushion made me laugh out loud!

Life On Planet Earth said...

Picture perfect of course! I'm so amazed by how much work you've done on your sweet cottage. I don't suppose you have any "before" pictures from when you first bought it?!

A Cottage Muse said...

That chair is gorgeous! Your renters sure are spoiled being surrounded by all that beauty! Happy Trails to you and have fun!

Ninsuna said...

Oh, Roberta, I love these photos of your scrumptious home! No wonder you miss it... but the babies will keep you distracted from that longing you feel. And a baby girl coming?!... perfect! Revel in your travels ...and in your heart growing fonder for your beautiful nest. When you step through that door again, there's sure to be a sigh that'll be heard all the way down here in Florida!

LadyLydia said...

The cottage is so lovely. I hope to order another JDA magazine soon!

jvw home said...

Thx Roberta for stopping by my blog today!
Your cottage is absolutely precious....and I HAVE Waterside Cottages IN my office! Which page is your cottage on?

I adore beach cottages and wish we still had our coastal place....I have a yearning to own one again!

Also loved your post on Topanga Canyon....a good friend of mine is from CA....I recently asked her where she got a cool coat she was wearing...and she said Topanga....so I just sent her your post and she says there are cute shops there...

Look fwd to following your blog....
have a beautiful week...

Mac said...

Enjoy the ocean view and breezes while you sample frozen ice cream treats and Maine lobster rolls at the picnic tables on the grounds.



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