Saturday, July 25, 2009

Relax awhile at Vintage Home...

With our topsy-turvy Summer weather of late, when it isn't always possible to sit outside on a Sunday afternoon or share a glass of wine 'al fresco' in the evenings, we decided to cosy up indoors and enjoy a relaxing place to sit and read or indulge in a pastime or two.

Our Victorian chaise longue was a special find at an antiques fair in recent years and is the perfect compact size for our tiny cottage. It fits nicely beneath the window and although it is upholstered in a beautiful old floral linen, we have added a gold coloured throw and an ancient French quilt for extra comfort. Despite having a huge and comfy sofa and armchair in the room, we are always vying for this particular seat beneath the window.

A gently worn table with its pretty handpainted roses is perfectly practical for afternoon tea and a read, and the ideal place to enjoy our flowers.

Despite the heavy rains and blustery winds, our garden has been more abundant this year than ever before so there are plenty of extra blooms to bring indoors and display in old jugs and vases - and it wouldn't be a cottage without a geranium or two in terracotta pots.

Our much-loved dresser is overflowing with all manner of favourite pieces and here's a recent acquisition, a delightful wartime portrait.

I love the soft detail in this beautiful painting.

Our big old brass and iron bed is a wonderful place for relaxing where the view from the window across to the horses in the field is a distraction from a magazine or book.

Of course, we are hoping for some sunny days and balmy evenings during the rest of Summer so that we can enjoy the garden too, but when the heavens open at least we have somewhere cosy and inviting where we can relax in vintage style.

Despite all this relaxing we have been busy finding lots of beautiful items for the website, which will be updated during the weekend with a wonderful array of vintage delights - so pop along if you have the time! See you all again soon...