Cottages and Porches

I’m a sucker for a quaint cottage and a nice porch. I love looking at photos (inside and out) of cottage-style homes and relaxing porches. I even save some on my computer when I spot them… you never know when your eyes need something friendly to look at! Even though I don’t have it myself, I love the “shabby chic” look. White, off-white everything appeals to me. Something about the absence of color gets me every time. White beadboard has a quaint look to it. I’d fill my home with beadboard if I could get away with it. Those regular, parallel lines, the white paint, the grooves between the board take me back to a time when I was young and would visit with my grandparents in their home. I have a small amount of it in my bedroom furniture.
I’d love a whole kitchen of this kind of look! I love the texture of old houses. When surfing quilt blogs, I’m drawn to any that have the word “cottage” or “porch” in the title.

Here are four I read regularly:

Have a seat on the porch swing, sip some coffee and surf through some great cottage blogs. I’m going surfing for some photos of charming, old homes…
Just because.

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4 thoughts on “Cottages and Porches

  1. Caron I like the white kitchen look also, I need to re do my kitchen sometime please in the upcoming next year or two and that is the look I am thinking of even though I have never had it and always have had light stain wood cupboards ect. I really like the white cupboards and would like a dark wood tall table and stools to go with it. One day–Karen


  2. Caron, Well, we would get along just great…quilts and the greatly loved shabby chic, white, porch thing. Now, I don’t have white in the house….would love to redo though. However, I do have a wonderful front porch going across the front of my house…complete with two white porch swings! (Sadly in need of paint, so shabby indeed! Chic, I don’t know.) Thanks for the comment on my blog today…when the weather warms, I’ll be making some of that edging on the front porch and I’ll wish you were here! Pat


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