Since the weather outside isn't cooperating, I thought I'd share a little bit of the inside of Lemon Lane Cottage.
The last house we lived in had much more of a mediterranean feel to it and when we moved in here I placed the large Italian countryside oil painting from our old place above the fireplace. As a result I saw the fireplace and mantel as kind of whimpy.
I knew I wanted to lighten it up a bit, so I started collecting little vintage (thriftstore) oil paintings and mirrors. I painted the frames of the oil paintings this pretty aqua blue and distressed them a bit and went with a cottage white for the small mirrors.
Then I started gathering white pitchers from around the house.
Instant cottage. Now the fireplace and mantel really fit our little house, dont you think?
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House in the roses for Show off Your Cottage Monday
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