Monday, June 18, 2012

COTTAGE OF CONTENT

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Not knowing where I went,

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By chance, I saw a pleasant scene -

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The cottage of content.

I love anything that depicts a cottage or a village.  Since I can’t afford large French paintings, I recently purchased the two very miniature French paintings.  They were the inspiration for a “cottage scape” on the sideboard behind my sofa.  My friend, Susie, knowing that I love cottages, blue and white, and poetry, gifted me with the sweet little plate that I hung on the lampshade.  It provided the poem for my post. 

Thank you for stopping in at my cottage of content.  laurie

 

13 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love that clever upside down platter with a vignette on top. I love your pretty dishes!

Tammy's in Love said...

If ever there were a portrait of 'happily content' with what we have, it's a pastoral cottage scene. So nice, a wonderful friend who knows the gift you love...

Tammy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a gorgeous vignette Laurie! I am in love with cottage anything and this has it all!
You have the most charming and unique collections of very cool stuff!
You just seem to have a feel for finding the neatest things!
Hugs to you,
Cindy

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Cute post. When I was a young girl, my aunt and uncle were building their cottage...a cabin really....but whenever I hear cottage my mind goes to the days at the lake...that was a good life!

Sarah said...

Laurie, cute post! Your new little paintings are sweet and love the little dish that sweet Susie gifted to you. Cottage life is a life of contentment in my book.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love your little paintings. You always have the best vignettes! Hugs, Linda

Debbie said...

I love anything cottagey, and the litle French paintings definitely fit the bill. The whole vignette looks wonderful (as always). I love that verse and now want to google it to find out if it is part of a larger one.

ellen b. said...

Love the cottage of content! I too gravitate to cottage scenes...

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Lovely -- very serene :)

I am not a cottage magnet but am drawn to all things old-farmhouse. I get that kind of attraction :)

Blessings!
Gail

Shirley said...

What an eye bloggers have..I went back a few times to find the upside down platter! a keen eye Carlene has and you Laurie, are too creative..hugs...

Kathleen said...

I love cottages, especially by the water. Our first very humble bungalow, was an old fisherman's cottage by the Bay. We had the most fun there, everything was so simple. No luxury, the luxury was being able to go a few steps to the beach. A simpler way of life!

Palomasea said...

Me too Laurie!
Everything cottage speaks to me so...
Charming little paintings, love them!
Have a glorious weekend, dear friend...
xoxo,
- Irina

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I always love seeing all of your vignettes, and they are all so full of inspiration and unreal eye candy. Amazing. Hope all is well. Hugs, Marty