Wednesday, June 15, 2011

scenes from the cottage--hydrangeas and sunshine

 


sometimes i wish i could look in on our little cottage in the middle of the workday. when the sunshine spills into the living room around three in the evening and cuts a line across the kitchen counter. but instead, this little haven is only mine from the early evening until early morning. and as soon as my feet slip out of my heels and onto the hardwood floors, i just want to lay on our couch, pull open the blinds and let it have all its blessed influence on me. instead, i take pictures of the prettiness like a good blogger.

our hydrangea bush exploded while we were on vacation last week. we've got mason jars full of blooms in almost every room. because the bush is on the back side of the house, where no one goes. and it made my heart sad to think about the flowers reaching their little faces to the heavens and no one there to witness it. so even though purple and blue are very much not the color scheme of our house, a little cool tone influence is scattered all around, and i kind of love it.

22 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

I love hydrangeas and they looks so simple and perfect in your mason jars. The rays of sun coming through your windows are very peaceful...I like to capture those with my camera, too. Your cottage is so pretty!

Have a great day, Courtney!

XO,
Jane

LittleSilkDress said...

Love this post! Georgeous photos. Sometimes I wish I could quietly peer into my own home mid-day, careful not to disturb anything. Mostly I want to know what my dogs do all day!

Anna said...

I just adore your little cottage. I've never seen a stove/oven like that!

Laura Darling said...

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower in the world. Someday, when I get married, I'm going to carry a bouquet of them down the aisle.

M. said...

beautiful! blue hydrangeas are my absolute favorite flower in the world.

kimbirdy said...

oh i love fresh flowers! that's fantastic that your little bush gave you so many beautiful blossoms. i've been longing to spend more time at home lately. i finally have a job, which is wonderful, but it's exhausting and i just love cozying up in our tiny apartment even more now.

Kristina said...

The photos are wonderful! There is nothing better than fresh cut flowers filling the house!

Thisisme. said...

Your little cottage looks divine (bless that cute little Pablo!) and the hydrangeas are awesome!!

Anonymous said...

Simply gorgeous. I don't think anything man can make compares to the beauty of nature.

Jeanette from Everton Terrace

Jennifer Rod said...

can i live with you?? i'll help clean up,promise :)

Cara-Mia said...

What a beautiful place. It would definitely be hard to leave it during the day...

Marissa said...

Those hydrangeas are SO pretty! And is that an Izzi bottle? Lovee that idea. Your little cottage is so homey, the perfect little escape!

xx
Marissa

Erika Lee Sears said...

I just love hydrangeas. :) I love the warmth of your cottage.

DaisyGirl said...

Great pictures! I always enjoy getting a peek inside your home. It is so homey and cheery!

Have a great rest of your Wednesday!

Suzanne Johnson-Simpson said...

Great read for the day, Courtney! I adore your pictures, and find the hydrangea plant to be a constant in my life. It's been there for as long as I can remember! Looking at it makes me smile, too. I cherish the fondness that you have for your cottage.

Amylou said...

so beautiful! I love that flower. How nice that you can just pick them and place them in your home.

Jennyboo said...

Your cottage is my dream home! I am loving all the details, especially the plate display on photograph # 4. Lovely!

Janette said...

Oh la la! Sooo cute!
Janette, the Jongleur

City Dreamer said...

oh my goodnesh! those hydrangea's are something fab!

chambanachik said...

So peaceful.

Anna said...

Your home is beautiful. And love the photos you have taken!

Your words are so beautiful always.

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

beautiful, my love, very beautiful!

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