I'm really not sure why, but a life in an English cottage has always been a little dream of mine. Cozy, comfortable, with a flower garden and a gate out front. Quiet and peaceful where you can hear the birds sing, and maybe a little brook close to the house that beckoned for a dip of the toes and a grassy spot to open a book.
(image from an old church fan in my collection)
English Cottages and gardens were a popular subject for images, paintings and prints in the early 1900s. They have always spoken to me, so today I wanted to share of few of mine with you.
Can you see me?
I'm waving from the window!
An R. Atkinson Fox print that I found at a flea,
for just a few dollars...
who no one recognized.
This is an old needlework piece that I framed.
This is an old paper German calendar,
but the cottage is what grabbed my attention.
(sorry about the glare)
Love the muted tones in this one,
it's almost a study in sepia.
I can't believe I still haven't seen this movie,
Probably because my husband's not into
It's going on my to-watch list.
After all, we all deserve a little fantasy.
What's your fantasy place and time?
Today I'm linking early to
and Laurie at
And you have until midnight to enter
The Royal Treatment Give Away.
Let's make it to 500 followers.
That will be something to celebrate!!