Monday, 8 June 2015

What do you love about your home?


Originally posted on Blog in 2007 - 
This was the question posed by Karla at Karla's Cottage. she is inviting everyone to post something about their home that they love and then pop over to make a comment on her blog- she also has a giveaway too.
Well I love lots of area's of my home but not at the same time, I'm really fickle about it. The minute I have made something look lovely then move on to the next area the previous area has been taken over by the lovable gang and is in shambles.
But I suppose the bedroom might be the most tranquil place most of the time.
The bed being the most comfortable place to be, piled with quilts and cushions (which I change around all the time). But the minute I need to look for something and time is limited the whole room is turned upside down again, with the bed piled high with half the wardrobe, and anything else that got in the way. Yep behind these curtains is my wardrobe. These linen curtains were originally sheets. I love the embroidery and especially the monogrammes, and it is always nice to pull the curtains closed so that I don't have to be reminded of the bedlam behind:)
I love this old french mirror with all the black lines where the mirror has oxidized.
Then there is the lounge, well once I have plopped up all the cushions and arranged the throw pillows just so it can be a lovely place to sit, but then in come my lovable gang and through themselves amongst them. The bathroom - such a delightful place to soak away the hours, candlelight, beautiful aroma's .... oh that's if you don't have a que waiting outside the door, desperate for the loo. Yes we don't have an en suite, this house was built before the British understood the need for such luxury, ooh by gum those were the days, outside loo and tin bath by the fire. Oh how we have all moved on. Well some of us have and I'm not complaining. We do have a bathroom with a lockable door, I just have a que outside every time I want to pamper myself. How I imagine bathtime but often isn't:) card handmade by The Wright Little Card Company....... on ebay.) The dining room is such a dark inner room that is walked through to get to the other rooms. So dear dining room I only love you at Christmas (I'm so fickle).
The kitchen, well you will be loved soon don't fret.
New floor,new ceiling, work surface and sink what more could a kitchen want. But in the meantime don't even go there!
Well moving swiftly on, my workroom.. eeuuuw ... too bad to be photographed, but it looks out on my garden deck which I love..... so it's not all bad :)
But I suppose once the dark nights set in and the candles are lit, probably my most favourite place to be is curled up on the sofa and the phrase ~ there's no place like home ~ finally rings true.
Well what do you love about your home:)))))) XX

39 comments:

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

thanks for joining in!!

Natasha Burns said...

Oh Ginny I love every bit of your home you have shared!!! When can I move in???!!!! That bed is so inviting, it is screaming out to be slept in!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your home is gorgeous! Love the bedroom with the beautiful pillows and coverlets, and the sheets-turned-curtains.....
All so lovely!
:)

Bethany Hissong said...

Your bed looks so cozy... I love your home!!! Thanks for inviting us!!!

Sugar Bear said...

Such lovely photos! The bedding is so yummy! Your home looks like a wonderful place.
Karla

Regina said...

I love the picture from christmas
table,it's so romantic.All your photos are beautiful.I love your home.Thanks for sharing.
Regina

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Ginny! I love everything!! The mirror is just so pretty and that bed needs to be in a decorating magazine! Your dining room is so pretty all lit up. Love the mantle!

I feel the same way as you...clean one room and fix the pillows etc... and then the children come in and trash it while I am in the other room! My house is nice and clean today until 3:30 when "they" get home!

xoxo Heather

Bejeweled said...

What a beautiful home! I especially love your tranquil, cozy bedroom and that fabulous mirror!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Ginny, your home is lovely, just as you are, warm and inviting!
Lidy

tamy said...

Your home looks truly loved and comfortable..Thank you for sharing
tamy x0
www.simplymein.typepad.com

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

your bedoom linens are just scrumptous! It is so inviting!

Katrina said...

Your house is truly gorgeous! I mean it!! I love all your white on the bed, lounge and outdoors!!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh, I love your home! Your dining room is so beautiful! I would love to have a large dining room like that!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love the beautiful bedding!! Your home is so pretty and welcoming! Thank you for sharing!
Barbara

twinkleshabbystar said...

Your home is just BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!
Smiles,
Jennifer
www.sweeteyecandycreations.typepad.com

holly doodle designs said...

Ginny, trying again to leave a comment! I HOPE it works! Your home is so so lovely, as warm and sweet and gorgeous as you are. Thank you for showing us around. LOVE to you, sweet friend. XO Holly

bluemuf said...

Lovely home, I enjoyed my visit

Karen

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

pretty pictures!!! love the dining room and all the pillows!

Debbie said...

I can see why you can't pick a favorite room.They are all beautiful!

Girl About Town said...

I really love your home - and your dining room, all lit up like that, is sooooo romantic and cosy!! Beautfiul!! Thank you for showing us around!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Ginny,

Love your home! Love your bed! Looks so inviting! And the dining room, is so very nice.

Have a wonderful day!
Kitty

Sea Angels said...

oh you have made your home sooooo lovely, it is gorgeous, really chic and welcoming. Love it Lynn x

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hello Ginny! Your home is so cozy and sweet with all of your charming little touches here and there. Great mirrors..loved the old oxidized ones, too. LOL about the pillows. Yes, mine get tossed about as well. That's ok though, they can always be fluffed again.
Becky

Peg said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely beautiful it gently sucks you in to it's warm welcoming, beauty. Thank you for sharing :o)Gosh can I come and lodge for a week ;o)

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts said...

Loved this visit to your home. Everything is lovely!

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I was here yesterday, but o my gosh, I did not notice the tufted head and footboard on your bed. It's FABULOUS!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Ginny, it's fabulous! Sadly at the moment our house doesn't have one lovable corner. It will happen, eventually, at which point I'll be telling you all. All I can do at the moment is dream (and borrow yours when you're not looking!)!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ginny, so nice to hear from you! We Adore your home, especially the bedroom, such sweet dreams! We share simular tastes I think! We'll pop in again soon :)

Bethany Hissong said...

Thank you for your encouraging comments on my blog! If you knew me, you'd know I am usually smiling and happy, so that was an unusual post!!! I told my husband what you wrote and he said it was typical these days...everyone overreacts! So go save some of those trees!!!;) I'm glad I found your blogs...your fiber work is beautiful!!

Scrappy Moments said...

What a beautiful Home, Thank You for Sharing. I just Love all the pink :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Ginny,
your home is just lovely...the french mirror? oh yes, i am swooning! and your bed is just gorgeous with that lovely quilt and all of those sweet pillows...just wonderful :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Beautiful home! I am still making the rounds from Karla's party the other day. I love your dining room with its sparkly twinkle lighs (and I see my favorite Christmas crackers at the table -- not many places carry them over here). And is that one of Niki's dolls I see hanging in that beautiful photo of your home? =)

Ragged Roses said...

You have a wonderful, inviting, pretty and cosy home Ginny! Thanks for letting us see bits of it - your dining room looks lovely (I bet not just at Christmas time either!).
Kimx

The Silver Thistle said...

Hi there! I found your blog via Deb (lavendar rose) and am fascinated by everything here and on your other blog! I love vintage 'anything' but a few times I've gone for the look you have acheived with your house and can never pull it off. It always looks like a lot of 'muck n' tat' when I'm done, lol.

We're moving house soon and I am determined I'll finally acheive the look I'm after.

I haven't a clue where to begin.....but my dream house looks fantastic in my head, hahah.

I'm wondering if it's a 'lifestyle' rather than just a 'style'?

Anyhoo, lovely visiting with you. I've bookmarked you so that I don't miss a thing in the future :D

Clare said...

Hi Ginny

Ooh, thanks for sharing all those lovely - and soon-to-be-lovely - bits of your home! I think I am torn between the bedroom and living room. At this time of year the inglenook with its woodburner is so cosy!

Clare x

lollysnestegg said...

What an amazing home you have! I love everything that you shared with us! I can see why you love it so much!
-Lolly

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Ginny,
You have a lovely home!! Especially your bedroom & those gorgeous quilts! LOVE THEM!!
All the best,
Kathy :)

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Ginny, I just love that you love your home in such special ways. Your bedroom is my favorite room because I think you spend time being creative in your mind there. Somehow I can see you lounging on that little sofa/or wide chair looking out at the woods. And your bed with all the quilts and such reminds me of mine. I love to read and have cozy naps there...
Hugs,
Deb

Susie Q said...

Oh Ginny...it is all too glorious for words. Just gorgeous and I love every single bit of it.

The bed is to die for and that mirror! WOW!

Oh my, you should be so proud.

Hugs,
Sue