Charming Home Tour ~ Breeze Inn

Southern breezes are blowing as we tour another Tybee Island rental cottage. The Breeze Inn belongs to novelist Mary Kay Andrews, author of Savannah Breeze. She named the cottage after the fictional Breeze Inn from her best-selling novel. This charming home has all the cottage appeal you'd expect to see in an island retreat. Ready for the tour? A mermaid whirligig greets visitors to the island cottage which can be rented through Mermaid … [Read more...]

Vintage Hankies ~ 3 Ways

The past couple weeks I've spent more time in the garden and less time in the house. We had a bazillion weeds that were out of control and I knew if I didn't get them pulled quickly, they'd take over the entire yard. We also managed to get our vegetable garden planted. I did have a little bit of time to pull out my collection of vintage hankies that I used to add a little color around the home. I love this look because a) I think it's pretty and … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Tybee Tides

The rain is falling softly and I'm sitting on my porch swing as I write about today's charming home tour, which I'm super excited about by the way!  You get to tour an adorable, vintage cottage on Tybee Island in Georgia. I've known about the collection of rental properties at Mermaid Cottages and finally reached out to them asking if I could showcase a few. There are so many pretty beach cottages it was hard to choose which one to feature first, … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ The Lilypad Cottage

Whenever I tour Kelly's home at The LilyPad Cottage, my spirits are immediately lifted and I'm put in a good mood. Her home is bright, beautiful, and livable. Kelly's a lucky girl because her home is situated lakeside. You'll see a beach theme reflected throughout her decor and I know you'll find it such a pleasure to visit! Beauty starts curbside at Kelly's house. In the summer, her flower boxes are overflowing with petunias in cool colors. I … [Read more...]

10 Favorite Flower Arrangements

When I look back on my years of home ownership and apartment renting, I realize that there is one decorating staple that's remained consistent in my life. Flowers. Pink, purple, yellow ... it doesn't matter what color. Having flower arrangements in the home is a sure way to perk up a room and lift the spirits. Today I'm sharing 10 of my favorite arrangements with you! My absolute, all-time favorite bouquets are created from flowers in the … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Santa Ynez Cottage

This coming Friday marks the first day of spring so today I'm bringing you a beautiful cottage style house filled with sunshine and spring colors! This charming home is located in Santa Ynez (Saint Agnes) California, just north of Los Angeles. I found this light-filled beauty on Houzz. Farmhouse Living Room by Santa Ynez Media & Bloggers Going Home To Roost The first thing that caught my eye about this charming home is the amazing wall of … [Read more...]

Decorating with Pastels

Spring is the season of pastels ... soft color, soft sunlight, and the wakening of the world from its slumber. The faint hues of spring prepare us for the riotous smorgasboard of colors in the summer. I love spring and everything about it! Even the gentle rains that freshen the earth. An annual springtime ritual of mine is decorating with pastels throughout the home. Here's a few examples from Houzz that are giving me inspiration for the next … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ AKA Design

Neutral home decor doesn't have to be boring and Shannon of AKA Design is a shining example that neutrals can be quite exciting in the home. She artfully mixtures textures and shades to create a beautifully classic, functional, and charming home.  From time to time, she adds a punch of color for fun. I love her cottage style home and her DIY projects are so inspiring.  Ready to take a look? In the living room, Shannon has combined soft couches … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Fox Hollow Cottage

Another beautiful home awaits your eager eyes today! Fox Hollow Cottage is another of the first home decor blogs I started reading. I have always loved Shannon's easy breezy style with her light-filled spaces and fabulous DIY projects. Her charming home is filled with her personality and great style. A welcoming front door flanked by cottage style windows greets visitor. Cheery flower pots and a pretty wreath hint at the beauty that awaits … [Read more...]

Tour a Charming Beach Cottage

Today I have a special treat for you! I found a remodeled charming beach cottage over at Houzz and just have to share it with you! At only 950 square feet, it packs a decorating punch with its bright and airy appeal. I think you'll love the simplicity and easy style of its cottage decor. This Laguna Beach cottage was remodeled by Clark Collins of Collins Design and Development. The goal was to keep the 1946 cottage as true to its original … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Design Dreams by Anne

Are you ready for another charming home tour? I know I am! Hubby and I are almost done painting the exterior of the house and I'm exhausted! It's been a long haul but I'll talk more about that later. So I'm ready to settle in and share Anne's home from Design Dreams by Anne. She is such a sweetheart and I love her practical and very pretty style. We're gonna start with Anne's light and bright kitchen, which I love! Anne paired white cabinets … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Florida Beach Cottage

Today's charming home tour is a little different, but still inspirational. I kinda screwed up my own schedule and didn't have a blogger's home for today. I have a calendar and everything, so it was just oversight on my part. But have no fear ... I have an adorable Florida beach cottage for you to tour. Simply click on any photo to be taken to the entire home tour at Houzz. Beach Style Exterior by Atlanta Architects & Building Designers … [Read more...]

Charming Home Tour ~ Country Kitty

Words cannot express my excitement about today's charming home tour! When I think of Country Kitty's dwelling spaces the words enchanting, light-filled, playful, and of course charming all come to mind. Federica was born and raised in Italy and now currently lives in England with her hubby and kitties. I do hope you'll visit her, but be prepared to stay a while. She shares so many pretty things on her blog. I know you're going to fall in love … [Read more...]