Sunday, November 21, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.
The House in the Roses
Do you like the romantic style? I do! Ah yes, I love rooms filled with every shade of pink and white furniture, accessories, accents, and fabrics. The romantic style is a very soft and feminine style, but what I love best is that it is a simple down-to-earth style too. In my opinion, a romantic room requires a certain happy abandon. Nothing speaks of perfection here, yet everything is bejeweled by magic! The magic (I'm sure) comes from the mix... like a table festooned with mismatched china.
A romantic room should not be a ‘perfect’ room in the sense of style. Romantic style is essentially a personal fantasy, and as such it lies in the eye of the beholder... which means “be yourself”, add bits of your unique personality to your decorating style, and why not go with your mood swings too? ;) One day you may want to decorate in a cottage style, then again you may be in for French Country, or English Country, or Mediterranean... Matching a set of orphaned tea saucers found at a thrift store recently with my white teacups (also a thrift store buy) was pure fun! I don’t really care for perfection, so this works for me. My style focuses more on harmony and what feels right.
And we can't deny the charm of a table set with mismatched plates! Take a look here, and perhaps here
Almost all my teacups and saucers share different styles, they’re dissimilar is every aspect. Yet, I love the combination and romantic simplicity they portray!
I have oodles of orphaned china, saucers and plates and cups that I keep collecting, and always display with much gusto through the seasons... As you can see here, matching the mismatched never fails to amaze the romantic in me!

It’s been raining like crazy around here lately, and snow is predicted in the forecast... Indian Summer days are certainly drifting away. It is hard to say goodbye to the garden and the wonderful bouquets that all through the spring and summer seasons permeated our rooms with all sorts of fanciful delights...
It is time now to focus on the interior, and center our hearts in the coziness of home!
What are you celebrating today? Share your love of home by linking!