Friday, March 5, 2010

Cottage Inspiration



My idea of the perfect decor is forever changing.  Wish I could own a home to reflect every single style I love.  An urban loft in the city, a ranch in the country, a cottage near the beach, an arts and crafts in the burbs, a Victorian or Tudor in historic downtown, a Georgian on lush acreage and a farmhouse near the lake, just to name a few.  I have H.I.C. (aka House Identity Crisis)  But for today, I am inspired by my new Cottage Style magazine.  Have you got a copy yet?  Oh, you must!  Here's a sampling.  The photos are all so luscious. (The pink decor is for Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound, check out all the pink loveliness over there.  And of course, the inspiration is my contribution to Friday Inspiration over at the Inspired Room, a beautiful blog!)
On a tech note, can anyone tell me why some of my photos come up as a blank square and why some photos do not show up on other blogs on my screen?  Thinking maybe I did something wrong with one of my settings?  Any help is greatly appreciated as I'm also C.I.C. (aka Computer Intellectually Challenged)
 


My dream beach cottage, pink bike and all.




Likey the globes ...
  

An abundance of roses speaks opulence...
 


Lovely pink inspired bedrooms...

 


My favorite, since I'm so hung up on ottomans.  Look at the crisscross of the tacks.  Sweet...
 
Inspire yourself this week with your favorite home decorating magazines!  It's refreshing!

21 comments:

TheVirginiaHouse said...

I've been hinting to my husband "if you would like to buy me something cheap...I would a subscription to Coastal Living.." So far no bite. Love the post

Destination Seaborn said...

Hi Tammy! Great post and pictures! The globes are my favorite. I understand your decorating interests, some days I'm all over the place.
You're the second person I've read that's having problems with blogger. I lost half of my post the other day. I'm in the CIC club too! Have a great weekend!
Lisa

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I could move into the photos and be perfectly happy :)

Don't know why your photos are disappearing. Weird.

Blondie's Journal said...

I feel the same way you do a lot of the time, Tammy. Sort of spread out in my decorating styles. I have the house on the lake and even though I have an English Country decor going on there, sometimes I buy something that has nothing to do with that because I love it. And I think it is okay to mix styles because we should have what we love. And no one loves just one thing.

I just bought the magazine and I am SLOWLY going through it to savor every page!!

xoxo
Janie

Wendy said...

I'm all over the place too. I don't even know what you would call my decorating style. Great cottage. I really love the pink bike!

Cindy said...

Dearest Tammy,
My favorite style is the white and light cottage decor but, I love all of the styles that you mentioned. Each home that I have moved into, I have tried to find what it is meant to look like. I am just now figuring this place out. I have been here just over a year.
I have never seen that magazine, maybe it isn't sold in Canada. Enjoy for me, too, will ya?! The images you showed are TDF!!!
If we lived even close to each other we would be bosom pals! We have so many things in common. And, if you lived close enough for a visit then I would LOVE for you to come over often for a cuppa' whatever and I would enjoy your company enormously. I have no doubt of that.
Hugs, Cindy

wetoilpaint said...

Now I know there's a name to this illness, H.I.C. Thanks. :O) I think the pictures I like best are the ones of family enjoying themselves together at home. As far as why some photos don't show, I've had that happen and never figured it out.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

I don't understand why you keep showing pictures of my house and my pink bicycle, lol, just kiddin, I love it to, it is right on the beach you know, but I still manage to keep all the flowers growing, hee hee, loved the pictures, come for a visit...Phyllis

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a great post! Pretty pics!
Debbie

Maggie said...

I love that pink bike! I've been looking for one.

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

merrilymarylee said...

Beautiful blog post! I love the pink bicycle!

Sorry, I am much too inept in blog-ography (:) ) to offer any advice about disappearing photos. It all looks perfect to me.

Nancy said...

Just lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such beautiful rooms! Thank you for sharing them on this Happy Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Regina said...

Gorgeous! Love the idea of a cottage living.
Happy Pink Saturday Tammy.
and have a lovely weekend.

CC said...

Hi Tammy,
Ooo,everything is so pretty.I loved it. Happy Pinks..I'm stii trying to catch up on visiting everyone.

Ann Creek said...

I have that problem too and I just call my style eclectic (sp). I think covers everything. LOVE the pink bike.
Ann

Anita said...

Oh, I would LOVE to vacation there! the sunlight and the soft colors are perfect.

Lottie said...

I love all the splashes of pink in the bedrooms. Decorating magazines are great to get lost in. Hope you have a great week!
Lottie

Beth said...

This is a lovely post, Tammy. It's really fun to see how others decorate and get ideas from them. Thanks for visiting me and have a blessed week!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

HI Tammy, I got the Easter eggs at TJ Maxx/HomeGoods a few weeks ago. They are big and best of all, wood, so they will last forever.

Its So Very Cheri said...

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