Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest Blogger - Cozy Little House

Okay gang, you're in for a treat today, Brenda of the delightful cottage blog, Cozy Little House is honoring us with a guest post.  

Brenda is also a Texas gal that loves animals and decorating.  Her blog is a heavenly array of photos, ideas, decorating tips, and her writing is incredibly beautiful and honest. 

Please join me in welcoming her.

This is my library nook. It is quite small. But I've managed to get a lot of bang for my buck out of this space. And it's one of my very favorite areas of my home.

First, I love books. But it's nice to also have a table and chairs in which to sit and browse through a book. Or perhaps sit down with a friend and enjoy a nice lunch. And talk about the books we're reading.

I suppose my style would be considered sort of farmhouse vintage. With lots of color. I do embrace color.

Many of the things you see here I purchased from LaurieAnnas. I absolutely love her style, her wares and her online store. I've also visited her brick and mortar store in Canton. But mostly I order online.

The white pitchers you see here, I got from LaurieAnna. I can't tell you how many readers have emailed me wanting to know where on earth I got those precious pitchers. And I send them straight to her.

See the little metal pockets (for lack of a better word) tied to the back of the two chairs? Yep, got them from her too. And some of the things setting inside them. I'm sure she'll recognize a lot of things in my home that came from her endless inspiration!

With this tablescape, I've created a theme around old vintage photos, picked up for a song at the antique mall, polka dots, which are a favorite of mine, and candles, another favorite.

I love to utilize old things in new ways. Which is why I have a wash tub as part of my kitchen island!

Inspiration for vintage decorating is everywhere. And I think it's going to be around for a long, long time.

Brenda Kula


Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my goodness Brenda your home is just beautiful!!
I love all of the sweet treasures that you got at Laurie's shop ~
Thank you for sharing with us :)


Sarah said...

Great post, Brenda! Fun to see the view of your kitchen. I've only seen the nook and the island.
Thinking of you ~ Sarah

Becky C said...

I love to see how LaurieAnna has inspired so many of our homes. Such a cute cottage Brenda has there :)
Becky C

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Brenda's home is always such an inspiration to me. She has the sweetest collections! Now I know where to go for some good finds, too.

You Texas girls rock!


T's Daily Treasures said...

I love color and I love Brenda's cozy little house. So much inspiration to be found. Best wishes to all, Tammy

Blondie's Journal said...

Wonderful post, Brenda!


Anonymous said...

Hey - I am certainly delighted to discover this. Good job!

KAT said...

love your kitchen It is so cozy and sweet...I want to see that cat picture on the wall though Sad face I cant see more of it


Carol said...

Love the washtub! Great inspiration!

Kathleen Grace said...

Wonderful post Brenda! Your eye for using things creatively is one of the things that keeps me coming back again and again to your blog:>)

slommler said...

Nice to meet you Brenda!! And your home is beautiful! Love the wash tub in your kitchen. And those metal pockets on the back of the chairs are fabulous!

Kelly_Deal said...

Brenda's house always looks lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I always feel at home when I visit Brenda's blog! I especially love her library's where we would be if I were there in person! Great post! Thanks! ♥