I’m dreaming of…
A sweet vintage beach cottage… with weathered gray shingles.
white paned windows and a deep porch
lined in creamy hydrangeas.
Peeking just inside the front door,
a large foyer with painted wood walls and grand old
glistening crystal chandelier
Worn, weathered statuary and treasures from sun filled days from long ago days
fill the cottage with warmth
In the bathroom that we remodeled that I shared with you
there was an old grungy, crusty built in cupboard
that we dismantled and stored so that it could be re-built into a freestanding piece.
These doors came off that cupboard
and have been patiently waiting for me to find a spot to use them until they
back together as a cupboard.
I have been thinking about using them on a wall behind a desk as a backdrop
or behind a bed as a headboard.
I decided on the sides of a large mirror for now
to create a vignette that made me think of an
old waterside cottage in the south.
Chipping painted perfection
with a faded stack of old books
and a favorite old vintage statue that was my grandmothers
sit atop a reading table in the corner.
A large abandoned blue jays nest was found inside one of our
patio umbrellas in the spring last year.
It holds three dainty blue eggs.
The old doors draped with sweet white berry wreaths
bring a sense of old…
A sense of romance
A sweet summers cottage
in the warm sun for family to come and fill it’s halls
with sand covered bare feet
Lazy, warm summer days by the water, collecting seashells and
relaxing to sounds of the ocean…
(especially after 1.5′ of snow and power outages over the weekend…)
How about you?