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.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Sun Porch and A House Tour

This is my favorite room.
Forget Club Chairs and Ottomans.
Give me these chaise lounges.
Tour the rest of a lovely home HERE
Enjoy the weekend. xo

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Perfect Pink Camellia

Camellia japonica 'Ave Maria' photo source
I honestly don't think I have ever seen a more perfect flower. Can a perfect pink camellia be a little too perfect, asks Susie Steiner? Read more here: Camellia japonica 'Ave Maria': The perils of pink perfection

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Beautiful Home

This is the ultimate in curb appeal.
I love the black door and the Versailles planters.
The bay window is perfection.
Love it all.

Antique Stone Potting Sink

This is so perfect.
I always end up using my kitchen sink.
I really do have to set up something outside as there is a lot of repotting to do here at the cottage.
Happy gardening.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

White Patio Furniture

So gorgeous. White furniture on a gray flagstone patio surrounded by green. My favorite combination. via

Lovely Roofline

There is so much to love here, actually everything. The gable-end chimney, the dormer, the roofline with decorations, the small size and the sophistication of it all. It's a winner, for sure. via

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Garden Cottage

I adore this little garden cottage with benches, firepit, arbor and the most wonderful raised bed full of flowers and vegetables. It looks almost too small to be a real dwelling but maybe it is. Maybe it's a guest cottage. Anyway, it's adorable and I love it. via