Sunday, May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017 Lest We Forget

John McCrae, 1872 - 1918
Biography here.

John McCrae, 1872 - 1918

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place, and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the dead; short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Really Great Kitchen

There are so many things to love here, I hardly know where to start. Of course, my favorite thing is the nook with the stool and one-person table or desk. I think there might be another one on the opposite side, but I'm not positive. Have a great long Memorial Day Weekend. The rainy spell is finally over and I'm happy about that. My peonies are starting to bloom too. I'll post some photos later. xo

Friday, May 26, 2017

Garden Potager - Atlanta GA

So Gorgeous!

Twig Fence

My favorite. Wattle fencing. via
I love the look and this would be a fun project too.
Enjoy the long holiday weekend! xo

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fun Vintage Kitchen

I love this old gas stove! There is absolutely nothing "staged" here and isn't that refreshing? via
It's actually in an AirB&B cottage in Nashville and this kitchen is about to be remodeled. Boo Hoo.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

A George Washington Collection

The 35 framed antique images of George Washington in Victoria's (The Queen Vee) new cottage in Utah. This photo was posted on Instagram where she is known as @queenv47 and she mentioned it in a recent comment on my blog. It took her 5 hours to hang this arrangement and I think she did a good job, don't you? It's always fun to see the efforts of someone you know, even a virtual friend! Two thumbs up, Victoria. xo

Monday, May 22, 2017

Architectural Aviary

This structure is absolutely amazing, agreed? The best of both worlds for the birds too. via I had a very busy weekend working outside in preparation for a rainy week. Monday's morning rain made me glad I pushed myself. xo

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Hallway with a Nautical Feel

The bannister newel post makes this entrance hall really special.

The newel post was fitted with a light that turns it into an indoor lighthouse. See many more photos of this lovely family home here.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Rose Trellis with Benches

You don't see this old-fashioned trellis these days, do you? The built-in benches are so charming and such a good idea. The aroma must be fabulous too when sitting there in the shade chatting with a friend. via

Monday, May 15, 2017

Great Cat Photo

The power of the camera and the person behind it.
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

China Closet or Pantry?

I would need another like this with solid doors for food storage and kitchen items. I would like deeper shelves, please. via

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Larder Lust: Best Butler's Pantry

This photo stopped me in my tracks. It is the best larder I have ever seen. Call it a pantry if you must but larder sounds better for such a magnificent room. via

Monday, May 8, 2017

There are no ordinary cats

I like this quote and artwork. via

My Recent Instagram Posts

I have been tagging all of my Instagram posts with the hashtag #contentinacottageblog. Above is a snapshot of my most popular posts. See all of them here. Click here to see my regular Instagram and follow me if you like😊  That would be lovely. Thanks in advance💭 xo

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Small Sophistication Churchill Cottage, Birmingham MI

This small home is absolutely gorgeous.
Agreed? I love it too!
I have not been able to find interior pics but found more of the outside here.