Cottage Style Summer Home Tour ~ 2014

It's the month of June and that means bloggers from all over are opening their homes for virtual tours. It's a great time of year to peek into beautiful homes across the country and gather up oodles of summer decorating inspiration. Today, I'm sharing my cottage style summer home tour to kick off a week of 23 bloggers opening their virtual doors to you. You'll see the week's schedule at the bottom of this post. AND ... I'm giving away a $30 gift … [Read more...]

Take a Tour of My Cottage Style Farmhouse

This week is the Summer Showcase of Homes and you can see the entire week's schedule of homes at the end of this post. The tour is online so you can view these beautiful homes no matter where you live. Today it's my day to share my cottage style farmhouse with you and I'm pleased as punch to have you here with me! My butter yellow farmhouse was built circa 1875 and sits on a dead end street in a small town west of Chicago where the suburban … [Read more...]

Summer Decorating Ideas for the Dining Room

With all the beauty that summer has to offer, you probably find yourself wanting to enjoy it both indoors and out. For me, summer decorating means bringing sunlight and fresh flowers into my home. Today I'm sharing summer decorating ideas for the dining room. A light, bright room is a must for summer decorating. A simple lace swag is draped over a branch from the yard for a fuss-free window treatment. I've made sure the curtain doesn't block any … [Read more...]

Create a Cottage Style Breakfast Nook

Cottage style is a simple, casual decor that's easy to create in your home. During the summer, I find it especially easy to infuse cottage style with light colors and summer flowers. Hubby and I recently went on a wildflower picking excursion so I took the opportunity to dress up my cottage style breakfast nook with summer colors. In addition to the wildflowers we found, I added a vintage tablecloth and swapped out my white captain's chairs for … [Read more...]

Summer Farmhouse Porch Decorating Ideas

Here I was thinking I wouldn't freshen the front porch for summer until we painted the house, but who was I kidding? I'm always anxious to add some color with flowers, whether it's hanging baskets, containers or flower boxes. So I went ahead and started planting and primping. We'll just have to be careful when we start painting. The porch isn't done yet but give me 2 to 3 more weeks and she'll be looking even better. For now, I'll share a few … [Read more...]

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