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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

If I had a dollar for every minute I spend oohing and aahing over pretty spaces on Instagram I would be a wealthy woman.

It is so easy to get lost in all the fabulous offerings there.

chair in a greenhouse

Of course, they aren't actually offering them in the sense of here, don't you just love my space so come on over and move in.

If they were I would spend all my time choosing which one I would take, because choosing has never been easy for me.

Well, choosing husbands was apparently pretty easy for me and let's face it I wasn't very good at it.

However, that's a whole other subject, so let's move right along.

Featured Spaces

1) Linda from @itsybitsandpieces always has such pretty things and of course, I gravitated right to this sweet window treatment. 

cottage corner

I was so happy with my own half-window curtains which I shared here

I found these similar items on Etsy

2) Equally fabulous Linda #2 of stonecottage2250 has really brightened up this bedroom with the help of some springtime sunshine and flowers. 

I love that little chair. I remember my daughter Cary having a similar one when she was little. Unfortunately, it somehow got lost in the shuffle of so many moves.

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sunny spring bedroom

3) Heather from heathers_vintagecottage has created a wonderful pop of springtime color along with her white ironstone.

If I could afford eggs I would paint a bowl full of Easter eggs in turquoise and yellow. 

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turqouise and white china

4) Michelle shares her simple old-fashioned life in an English country cottage at rememberingtheoldways.

I am striving to achieve that look and feel. If only I had the beautiful English countryside outside my windows.

My grandmother had a beautiful corner cupboard like the one here, but unfortunately, my uncle snatched it from the hands of my mother. 

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English country living room

5) Leah is turning a house into a home through French, English, and traditional design.

You can find her beautiful home at the frenchcountryfarmhouse.

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french country living room

What I Am Up To

Have I been up to no good this week? Well not really.

I have been working on my needlepoint and trying to finish up my Paris puzzle. You can see those here.

Other than that, it has been such a warm week I have been trying to enjoy it by walking outside and reading in one of the rocking chairs outside my building.

I have wanted some light reading so I have focused on short stories by Rosamunde Pilcher.

rosamunde pilcher short stories

I have pulled out things to list in my Etsy Shop. I need to get a move on with those things.

johnson bros brown dover transferware plate

For the most part, I have been enjoying looking out the window at all of the new green leaves popping out on the trees

spring trees

and the beautiful spring flowers.


If this last year has taught me anything it's that life is short and we need to take time to enjoy every moment.

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Have a great day and I would love for you to check out my Etsy shop where I sell vintage and antique finds along with digital downloads of beautiful antique artwork.

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  1. Good Morning Laura I could see you in any of these spaces. All beautiful and so you. Enjoy the new week. Hugs. Kris

  2. It's a beautiful time of year and you have a pretty view out your window! Enjoy your day!

  3. You are a wonderful curator of cottage spaces, Laura. I love them all and that green chair is darling. It would fit right in my house! I peeked at your Etsy shop, you have so many lovely items. I need to go back and spend some real time there.


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