Thursday, June 26, 2014

English Country Cottage Style PART I

I love English Country Cottage Style, all the roses, pictures, quilts, etc.  As I look around my home, both inside and out, I see touches of it, here and there. For example, I love using doilies, faux flowers, quilts, lots of tables, floral fabrics, and many other items that I consider to have an English  Country Cottage look.  So today, I am sharing various ways I've incorporated these items into my decorating style.

This vignette sits atop a fern stand in the sunroom.

This is my current centerpiece on the coffee table.  I updated this bamboo box, by painting it in certain areas, and lining the inside with a matching fabric.  It holds 2 bouquets of tulips, one lying in the box, and the other standing in an aqua ball jar.
A burlap runner I made is underneath the centerpiece.

On a table in the entryway, I have used a tablecloth in bold colors, 2 old sets of shutters, painted blue, and 2 vintage English looking plates, and a small lamp.  This is a favorite tablescape.  At least it must be, because it has stayed like this for close to a month.

Here you see a floral quilted runner in pastels, topped with tulips in a ball jar, an aqua jar filled with old silverware, and a crystal cake stand, and 2 floral hankies belonging to my Mom.

Here is a bouquet of red roses I made and wrapped with a white doily and green ribbon.  Another of my favorites.

Again, a small turquoise table with an old basket filled with floral stems.

Here I have used another rosy quilted runner atop a green table.

On a recent thrifting trip I found this English garden shower curtain for only $5.99.  It mingles well with the green towel tied with burlap, and the burgundy floral arrangement.  The arrangement sits on a plant stand with 4 swiveling shelves.

This fabulous awning striped fabric was only $3.00.

What sings English more than blue/white dishes and pink roses!  This picture is at the lakehouse.

Outdoor setting on front porch at lakehouse.  I freshened the basket of flowers up with some acrylic paint.

Here a faux plant adds a punch of color to the porch.

A vintage embroideried tea cloth looks pretty on the green oval table.

Here I layered a quilted rose runner on top of the pink gingham round tablecloth, which gives this round table a comfortable vibe.

Lace curtains hang on the french door to the master suite. 

The old pie safe reminds me of long ago when it stood in my Grandmother and then my mother's homes.

Here in the breakfast area, I have a combination of woods, some painted, and some not.  I've carried that throughout the house.

Quilts add comfort to any room.

Most of our beds now sport quilts, and bright colored pillow shams.

This floral pillow goes well in the sunroom.

I use old vintage plates to decorate the mantel, and other areas.

My style is probably considered by most to be eclectic, but I love having touches of English Country Cottage Style throughout.

Sharing at these lovely parties:

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Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life 
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Whimsy Wednesday @ Simply Designing with Ashley
What's It Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants
Centerpiece Wednesday @ The Style Sisters 

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