Friday, May 28, 2010

Country living











I am sure like many of you, our homes are our havens. I feel peace and abundant love there. My garden is my piece of heaven. I stroll and pick flowers and vegetables, fruits and weeds. My orchard takes on a feeling all on its own. When I walk through that gate, I feel like I live in the Country. Birds singing, bees buzzing, chickens clucking and a bunny hopping. My home gives me comfort, a place to be. When away, coming home excites me. This is my space. We all as Mothers have our personalities stamped into every room I am sure. My favoured decor theme is french country. I am in love with romance, roses, cluttered country kitchens filled with enamel bowls , mosquito nets that hang right through Summer, bundles of hand spun wool, bowls of berries and elderflower cordial, quilts and wool knitted blankets, vintage table cloths, country market bags, old and new aprons, book cases filled with books of knowledge. I love the sound of children to full my home and old wooden floors that creek . Please join me as I show you a few corners of my 'Country Home'...

A happy weekend to you. Remember that home is where your heart is.

28 comments:

goodnessis said...

Your home looks heaven..so inviting and filled with love. A real jane austen novel. I just finished watching the bbc larkrise to candleford series. A beautiful series which i am sure you will enjoy. I stop by now and then to look at your blog and it always puts a smile on my face. best wishes stacey

Abigail said...

You have a very beautiful home! I hope one day that ours can be as lovely! Thank you for sharing it!

Tracy said...

Your home is simply beautiful ans full of charm. I love it!!

Maria said...

Wonderful !! Amazing home !

softearthart said...

Oh how delightful,ones home is so special, and I can feel your harmony here, cheers Marie

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Your house is so beautiful, and so are your photos!

Erin Wallace said...

Your home is so gorgeous! I *love* that headboard - so beautiful. You've decorated the way I would love to decorate my house - can I move in?

xo Erin

Nicole Spring (Frontier Dreams) said...

Can I come live with you?! Beautiful!

CAM said...

Beautiful photos...very inspiring because you actually live there (unlike the ones in magazines!). Thank you for showing us your home.

Anne said...

Beautiful...:)

Allison at Novice Life said...

Dreamy!

woolies said...

Your home is so beautiful. I love french country as well.

twolittleseeds said...

My dream home! xxx

suzanne said...

Thank you so much for your comments.

A happy week to you all

Warm regards
Suzanne

Mama Rose said...

You have such a lovely home! I love your "French Country" style. It's nice to have such a haven :D

Stephanie said...

You've got to be kidding! This is your HOME? I thought they were pictures from a magazine. I'm speechless. I've been struggling to find time to paint for two years, and our lovely decorative items are still in boxes. I don't know if this inspires me or terrifies me...but would I ever love to come and sleep in your spare room! Just a gorgeous home. Love the porch especially!

sarah in the woods said...

All that white is so beautiful. I especially like the lovely outdoor room picture.

Jaimie said...

Wow...I love your space! I honestly thought these were magazine photos, and you were going to say they were inspiration for country living--not your actual home. Nice work!

Tan Family said...

I loved taking a peek at the corners of your home! I can see why it is your sanctuary. Beautiful and peaceful. :)

Sharon Lovejoy said...

My dear Suzanne,

I am thinking of you and those things that give you joy. I am in a tiny bedroom under the eaves in a hundred year old Iowa farmhouse. The old house (with the perfect, wide front porch) is surrounded by gardens, which I'll photograph today.

The owners have lots of animals, 6 dogs, cats, 3 miniature donkeys!!!, horses, etc. It is magical here.
And last night, as I tried to sleep I sifted through starlight and realized that I was seeing fireflies everywhere.

Thanking you for your wonderful post. Truly magical.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Twig and Toadstool said...

Wow!!! What a totally lovely home! I'm hoping that our rooms will look "finished" soon!
(we are in a constant state of flux here)!
Beautiful pictures
Maureen

Jump into A Book said...

YOur home is so lovely. I'm a huge fan of French Country too Suzanne and of course Swedish country.
When my husband first came to the States, he was always trying to figure out our sayings. So one day he looks at me and said, "Remember, home is where your furniture is."
So very true but I think we'll keep our hearts there as well. Happy week to you Suzanne.

erin said...

Oh my goodness, every corner is beautiful.

Elizabeth said...

Oh my your house is just beautiful. I alos thought you were going to say they were magazine photos you found inspiring. Now I am inspired. I couldn't imagine living in a house so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Lucy said...

Dear Suzanne,
What a beautiful sweet sanctuary your home is! So soothing and peaceful!
xoxo
Beth

Heather said...

You have created an incredible space for you family,an I am sure that they must cherish every corner

karen said...

your home is just so beautiful and your berries look delicious

Susan said...

Suzanne, your home is not only beautiful, but even through photos, I sense the serenity you have created. Besides your keen sense of taste, these rooms are filled with love. Thank you for sharing.