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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I love mornings. They have always been my favorite time of the day, and now I love them even more.

One of the reasons is what I see when I walk out of my bedroom each morning. 

I love how my living room is shaping up. I am slowly getting the English cottage look that I want by using things that I have had for many years along with some new purchases. 

It is an eclectic mix that I will share more of later with you. 

Today, I just wanted to show you my first view of the day. A view that puts a smile on my face. 

Oh and I almost forgot. Tomorrow is a special day. It is my granddaughter Tessa's fourth birthday. 

I won't be there, but I left her a special present. One that she made sure I knew she wanted. I hope my daughter will text me a photo of her with it. If she does I will definitely share it with you.

I'll give you a hint. It is pink (her favorite color), has one horn, and is not alive (although she wanted it to be and told me exactly how she would take care of it).

Happy birthday to a funny, sweet, very serious, and very smart girl. 

Wish I was there to celebrate with you. 


  1. It warms my heart to see you have a place of your own. Love your style and can't wait to see more. Your Granddaughter is adorable and I bet she loves the pressent(unicorn is my guess). Hugs, Linda

  2. I think it's a great view and it is cottagey. What fun to mix and match your old loves with new loves.

  3. I've been dying to see more of your apartment! I've always loved the name Tessa.

  4. New to your blog and loving it. Your living room is very cozy and comfy. Sounds like you are enjoying finding places for your old items and discovering new things to pull it all together. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your apartment.

  5. Good Morning!
    What a wonderful view indeed, I love the welcoming nature and your favorite things to greet you!
    Happy Birthday to this precious little one:)

  6. Your living room is lovely, I love the style.I can see why it puts a smile on your face. Tessa btw is adorable! Happy Birthday to Tessa!

  7. Happy Birthday to your sweet grand. She is adorable. Love your english cottage look in your living room.

    1. Happy Birthday Tessa. Things are coming along beautifully


  8. What a nice view as you walk out in the morning... I love the cottage look and am aiming for that in my house too... trouble is.. hubby keeps buying stuff at the thrift stores that is "non cottage" and I have to try to squeeze it in amongst my softer pastels! What's a person to do??!!! It is nice to be able to decorate it the way you want and make it all your very own. Am anxious to see more! and one a sweet grand-dtr you have!

  9. I'm loving watching you settle into your home, Laura!! And your granddaughter is just gorgeous - a very happy birthday, Tessa!!

  10. and a gracious lady watching over you from the portrait.

  11. Your family room looks so pretty! I love that painting on the wall. You've done a great job making it english country and charming. I know you must be so happy to finally be settled in your new home.


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