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Friday, June 1, 2012

Decorating Progress

 Nicole has made me this wonderful cross stitch monogram which she framed in a white, antiqued frame which goes beautifully in our small cottage.  She does such perfect work, and is very particular about how she does things, and this picture proved quite a challenge because of its size - she explains about it here.  I placed it in a small alcove in our living room wall, and gave it an antique child's head sculpture for company (it is a family piece inscribed Christmas 1908 in German).  I think they look good together.

In these two pictures you can see we are making some progress in making our rooms more livable.  I am not the best decorator and wanted to keep everything light and in natural colors.  I will be making a few bright pillows I think for contrast, and of course a boutis or two will have to find their way here as well.

 For the second bedroom we opted for a rattan sleeper sofa, this room gives onto a roof terrace which is just so pretty with the forest right behind.  We thought we would like to sit up here from time to time.
And as always, I love the view from my bedroom window at the front of the house.  I like to hear the Church bells chime (which they do every 15 minutes, and on the hour, 24 hours a day !)


Donna in SW PA said...

What a wonderful retreat!!

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Es sieht sehr gemütlich aus :-) Da muss man sich einfach wohlfühlen !
Liebe Grüße

Lou said...

Beautiful Home !

Marie du Gard said...

Bravo ! ces chambres paraissent très claires. Bon boutis. Gorsses bises de la Provence.

stadtgarten said...

Liebe Heather, ganz herzlichen Dank fuer Deine lieben Geburtstagsglueckwuensche!
Euer Zimmer sieht total gemuetlich aus, ist das in der Pfalz?
Ich wuensche Dir einen schoenen Tag!
Liebe Gruesse, Monika

stadtgarten said...

Liebe Heather, das hoert sich gut an mit dem Haus in der Pfalz! Und nah an der Grenze zu Frankreich ist immer gut!;)
Vielleicht gibt es ja sogar kuenftig mal eine Moeglichkeit, sich im realen Leben zu begegnen, wenn Ihr mal laenger dort seid!
Liebe Gruesse, Monika

Roni Hunt said...

I would never blame you if you didn't return after a trip over! Beautiful!