My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Cottages and Chandeliers

My group of decorating buddies are all pretty much into chandeliers, shabby chic and roses and beautiful rooms for our homes. I put a beautiful chandelier in my dining area in our scaled down home and, personally, I think it faaaabbbulous, dahling. I love elegance even though my home is far from elegant. It's a "last home I'll ever live in" house!

But this little jewel of a cottage is just that - a tiny cottage with a loft for a bedroom. And although you cannot see it, the bedroom is behind those posts in the loft and the bathtub is actually in the bedroom.

Notice the elegant chandelier hanging over the table. The home itself is one big room and really quite small but it shows the true "shabby chic" elements. Elegance mixed with old stuff. The sofa the lady owns is actually painted. She didn't like the colors of the print on the sofa so she painted them! It looks beautiful and you can just glimpse a tiny bit of the sofa behind the buffet on the left. And the top picture is the actual living room. See the sofa she painted!

I love this tiny cottage.


  1. Oh Connie, I so love this cottage. What I wouldn't give to live in something like this one day. Thanks for posting.

  2. Thanks for sharing all these little snippets of beautiful homes and cottages! Love the chandeliers. Maybe I should post the pics of my DH in my apron? Katie

  3. Gorogeous post. I love those pics. Especially love the mix of whitewash, natural and dark woods. Paint a couch, I wouldn't dare, but I guess it would be worth a try if you were getting rid of the couch anyway! Keep up the good work Connie!

  4. Oh I LOVE this post Connie! The cottage is so pretty! I too would love a place like this some day! I am like you, I LOVE chandeliers!! I have one in my little cottage and love it! In fact, I am adding another to the kitchen on Sunday!

    Love ya,


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