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!!