Wednesday, April 20, 2011

scenes from a country cottage

  

there are days i don't want to leave these walls. when the wind is too high, and sometimes on sunny days too. because what i've created here is sacred, and untouchable. and only here am i invulnerable. when i drive away in the mornings, with the dew fresh on the road and the school bus inevitably in front of me, i become courtney the technical writer. courtney the student. courtney the bearer of all stresses.

but here. here is magic. and here, i can pretend. that i am a queen. a grammy-winning singer in the shower. a movie star with a toothpaste bottle oscar. and even if the only applause i ever receive is the patter of grateful paws on the hardwoods, and the only speech i ever give is to robert, pointing to his socks on the floor, i sill feel like a star. because when the lights go down on tinseltown, all you need is love. and love, for me, is home.

23 comments:

Brittany H. said...

Is this your house?? This is absolutely awesome! I see why you never want to leave it.

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mary kate said...

your house is so adorable! and i totally agree somedays home is the only place i want to be

ruthy ann said...

because the place my husband and I are in is temporary I haven't quite put roots down...we are in the process of looking for "home" though...can't wait!

Mo Pie, Please said...

Amen!

kimbirdy said...

well it seems easy to love a home when it's as cute as yours! :) seriously, i love your colorful plates, plants and teacups!

M. said...

your house is beautiful, and I too, sometimes get nominated for grammys in the shower.

xxo

Kristina said...

Your house is absolutely adorable! We are looking forward to buying our own home in the future, so right now we are in our temporary "homes" that seem to change every year or two.

heart like mine said...

lovely.

your house is absolutely darling.

you live a truly blessed life, my dear.

Meri said...

home is where the heart is, right? I think home is where you make it. Love yours!

Signe said...

There is no place like home! And I just LOVE your white milk glass fruit bowl :)

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Ana* said...

your home looks so peaceful and serene, I love it!

Amber Blue Bird said...

your home looks so relaxed and comfy. Love it.

sarah nicole said...

How lovely to see inside your adorable home! I love what you've done with the dishes, and the dining set and clock are fab.

I understand the sentiment as well. I am SUCH a nester, and I love being at home. So much. : )

xo,

Sarah

chambanachik said...

I happen to love that there is a Dylan record sitting there. :)

kate said...

your house is so sweet and lovely <3 like you my dear. love this post :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I think I identify a lot with you here. I am never more happy or comfortable and content as I am when I am in my own home. And your home is very sweet. Like you!

XO,
Jane

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

So beautiful! I feel the same, I love being at home. It's the only place I feel completely comfortable in my own skin and perfect as I am.

You have a beautiful house by the way!

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

Love is definitely home and home is love. This place reminds me so much of my parents' home and all the dreams I dreamed there when I was little.

cara said...

looks so beautiful and cozy! i'm the same way, i'd rather be home than anywhere else.

Daydream Living said...

Hi Courtney,
Thanks for giving a peek in your home, hope you have a good Easter, I leave for France tomorrow, finally some sea time! Take care,
Maureen x

laurie said...

I love love the photo of the clothes on the line,, that says home to me,, your photos are beautiful,, I look forward to reading your blog often,,

Stephanie said...

I love this!!

DaisyGirl said...

I REALLY like this post! Makes me think a little bit about life and the little things. I also REALLY like your house!!

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