So instead of a bedside table, this room has a bedbehind table. It is also interesting to see a free standing bed. It's all pretty wonderful, isn't it? via I spy inside solid shutters and outside louvered shutters too. Bright sun must be a problem here with glare to interfere with reading. I too have a bright sun, glare problem which I intend to deal with next year. I have decided old-fashioned roller shades will be fitted on all my windows if I can find them. Wish me luck. See you later. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday. xo
I have always been partial to mittens and this is my favorite pair. It is getting cold enough to wear them too. There is a small hole in one of the thumbs which I must repair before it gets any bigger. xo
This is indeed, the best of both worlds. A screened in porch on one side and an open deck on the other. I choose the screened side because it's like being inside and outside at the same time. I don't like to bake in the sun. It's a fabulous setup, isn't it? xo via
To Serve Them All My Days You can thank me later for this DVD recommendation. It was first broadcast by the BBC over 13 episodes in 1980 and 1981, and in 1982 by PBS in the United States as part of their Masterpiece Theatre anthology series. I don't remember watching it back then. It's timeless and I promise you will enjoy it too.
Sorry about the stickers on the cover. It's from the Madison NJ public library. Each disc contains multiple chapters. I can hardly bear to tear myself away since I am about to begin the last DVD in the set. If you liked Goodbye Mr. Chips with Peter O'Toole, you will love this and it's much longer! Based on the novel by R. F. Delderfield for those of you who prefer to read. The acting is superb. I absolutely cannot wait to hear from you after you watch the whole thing.
My library allows a two-week period for long videos like this but once I get started, I can usually whiz thru in a weekend.
If you can't find the DVD set at your library, you can watch the entire series on YouTube. Chapter One is featured here. You will have to hunt around to find the other chapters. Look in the Right Side bar as a guide. To Serve Them All My Days Episode 1 Part 1 click on this link to go directly to YouTube so you can watch it full screen. Enjoy!!! xo
The only books I would be attracted to in this library are all fake. I hope no real books died in the process. When the sliding pocket door is closed it would be impossible to detect that this panel hides a secret passage. Via
OK, I love this sweet cottage. If it's half as charming inside as it is on the outside, I'll take it. Of course, I am happy in mine and I'm not interested in building another home, but if I were, I'd seriously consider this design. Isn't it wonderful? via pinterest
Good Sunday Morning from My Cottage. The sunrise was beautiful. I'm looking forward to the Super Moon tonight, known as The Beaver Moon. The largest one since 1948 and there won't be another one until 2036 so I'd better catch this one!!!
New view of my kitchen. I've been shuffling things around a bit. Do you ever feel that you are completely settled? I have friends who never move anything. Everything has a final resting place. I move things around all the time. I started doing this at home when I was young and have never stopped. Happy Veterans Day. Have a great weekend. xo
Looks like a happy place, doesn't it? It bothers me a that the sink isn't centered below the window but there must be a reason. I think those two things to the left are dishwashers that slide out. So I would have put in a larger sink, maybe a double. Otherwise it's very sweet. Wish I could see the whole room. I'm sure they made use of all the space to suit their needs rather than my need for symmetry. I like the nook above the window. via
For those of you that aren't on Instagram, this is a screen shot of my most recent posts. All of the photos were taken with my iphone around the cottage or on walks nearby or at realtor open houses. Enjoy this last day before the election and be sure to vote tomorrow. xo
Lifelong collector of antiques. Things that interest me: animals, cottage and country life, fine art, architecture, antiquarian books and prints, dogs, natural history and sporting items, gardening, photography, graphic design, humor, quotes, real estate, interior design, renovation, restoration, learning new things, electronics and technology. This blog, established in 2008, reflects my own personal taste and will never bore you. Rosemary Beck