home sweeeeet home


Just a quick pop in to say...I'M HOME.  There really is no place quite like home right?!  I cut a few ferns, stuck them in a vase and took a some photos to share.  One of the nice things is that Country Living left me a few goodies that I had almost forgotten about.




Such a gorgeous rich color that goes with everything in the living room.










I have a lot to get organized so I'll be back shortly.  Thank you for all the thoughtful comments you've left over the last 5 months.  You have no idea how much they helped me keep my sanity. Larry would argue that last sentence. Ok, I'm going to go have a look at a pretty bird in my yard.  x

56 comments

  1. Welcome home! Five months - don't know how you did it. You are a saint!

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  2. it must be wonderful for you to be home again and I'm so glad your father inlaw has improved enough for your return!!!

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  3. Welcome home, it must feel like heaven.

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  4. So happy to hear you are home!! Life must feel so sweet!!!

    Renee in Northern California

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  5. Welcome home! I'm sure home looked mighty good when you got there. You deserve a couple stars in your crown for that one.

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  6. Wonderful news! Thanks for keeping us all amused while you were away. I'm excited to see you sink back into the cottage--and how you prep it for fall!

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  7. So happy for you!!!!!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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  8. So happy you are home Janet it must feel so wonderful. Your cottage is looking so pretty, I bet it missed you. Take care and have fun settling back in XO

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  9. Hooray! Welcome Home! So happy for you and your husband, and your father in law is hopefully feeling better, too. I missed your sweet cottage. Woohoo, you're home!

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  10. Janet,
    I am so happy you are home!!!

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  11. Welcome home. Your house looks as beautiful as ever.

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  12. I was homesick for you. So happy you're home. There truly is no place like home. Enjoy yourself and your friends and your family and we'll be waiting to hear from you after you regroup! Janie

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  14. So glad to hear that you are back home. What a kind and loving sacrifice you made these last several months. I can only imagine how happy you are to be back in your own space. I look forward to your posts from home (when you're settled).

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  15. Welcome home! Its looking gorgeous despite not having you and Larry in it for five months.
    What a gorgeous way to display the ferns, our garden's rife and I love them. I'll be copying that idea! xxx

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  16. You will be blessed for you kindness and sacrifice. Blessings to you. Gina T

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  17. Welcome home! I hope the bird sang you a lovely welcome song:).

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  18. I can just imagine you walking into your home again after being away for such a long time. It must have felt like pure bliss.

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  19. Welcome home!!!! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy enjoy enjoy! Can't believe it was five months!

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    1. PS-is that another portrait of nude beach Edith?

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  20. Welcome Home my friend!!!
    "There's no place like home" -dorothy-
    xxoj.

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  21. Hi...!! I am glad with you Jan..home swet home ..How is everything with you and family ?

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  22. Oh, Janet, it must have felt so good to walk in the front door! Five months is a very long time to be away from home, but I admire you greatly for being so selfless and giving so much to your father in law. I hope you had a wonderful first day home and have slipped comfortably back into your routine. talk soon. ♥

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  23. Welcome home. I feel like I just returned home too! I've missed your cottage. You're home in time for a second summer.

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  24. Ah...welcome home.
    5 months? was it really that long? Wow you and Larry are amazing!
    Enjoy sleeping in your own bed and pottering in your garden...I can imagine your happiness and smile radiating warmth enough to keep you cottage warm!
    XO

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  25. 5 months! You must be THRILLED! I am thrilled for you can't wait to see the garden x

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  26. I can't imagine being out of my own space for 5 months!! That's an eternity. Enjoy fluffing your nest again xx

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  27. Ahhhh, glad you are back where you belong. I'm sure you are wanting to see and hold that grand baby of yours as well!

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  28. Welcome home! I'm feeling your excitement! Enjoy it all! Especially that granddaughter!

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  29. Five months must have seemed like five years at times. I am in awe of your generous and loving spirit -- and your hiking stamina!

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  30. Welcome home! Take a deep breath :)
    Seeing the Ralph Lauren name in that last photo reminded me to look up more of what I think I heard over the news last night in passing....that he stepped down as CEO of company.

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  31. Omgosh, I am soooo glad you are home!!!! Yay!

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  32. How exciting, Janet! WELCOME HOME!!

    Tanja
    xx

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  33. I was away from home for 13 days thus summer and was homesick at day 10.. I can't imagine 5 months! I am a true homebody. Welcome home.

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  34. There is no place like home! How gracious of you and husband to help your father in law during his time of need. Was wondering if a move closer to you will be more beneficial for all concern? I'm very grateful that my sister lives near our mom and even stays with her. Bless you, Kathleen in Az
    thank you for introducing me to Charlie in my time of need.

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  35. So glad you are back, Janet. Enjoy taking your time to adjust. Robin

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  36. so happy for you! your home looks so beautiful, and I can imagine how much you missed it.
    Darby

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  37. SO< AM AFRAID TO ASK........what happened to the FATHER IN LAW?

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  38. Welcome home Janet!! I bet you are so happy to be back. I hope your yard held up o.k. in the heat. I'm sure you will be busy for awhile just trying to get back into your routine so post again when you have the time. We want to know how you are doing!

    I hope your FIL will be O.K. on his own now and continues to remain in good health.

    Love the pillows and the throw!

    Linda
    xo


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  39. I can feel your relief and happiness Janet, welcome home.

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  40. So happy to have you back, Janet! Your blogspot is absolutely the best of them all and I look forward to enjoying your energy and creativity that you pour into it.

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  41. I bet it feels good to be home! That was a long haul, but you'll get your reward in heaven.
    Ferns - why have I never thought to cut them before - heading out to the garden with scissors now.

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  42. Welcome back!
    A bird is always such a good start. :-)

    What are you up to, now that you are back home?

    Home sweet home ..... <3

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  43. I know it feels good to be home. I'm looking forward to new posts!

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  44. So glad that you are back home, where it all looks as lovely and serene as ever!

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  45. Welcome Home, Pretty Lady! XO, Lor

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  46. Oh Janet! I am late fro this welcome back hostess greeting.
    The black armoire is that new! I thought you had a open hutch top on a side board server there, it an amazing piece that speaks volumes in your small space. Love big over sized pieces in small spaces it just adds so much body to its space. As for the velvet pillows, nice gifting and I agree about there matching and blending to everything, it's the black undertones in the blue itself that pulls of off... I could so see black and cream/white mattress ticking, vintage of course pillow shams filled with a feather insert along side of your velvets adding that extract balance to your whites and blacks that we all love about your dreamy garden cottage.

    How is it being home, more then Home sweet home, dust? Dusting I am sure was a welcome chore for you now that it's was your dust you were cleaning after.
    How is your father in-law going to fair without you underfoot caring for him? I hope all is well ?

    Looking forward to more wonderful home postings, and I watch for country living issues with your home featured, you know I will be jumping up and down when that issues is out, we must meet up at a shop in town and have a little chit chat soon, too bad my favorite shop in the whole wide anything is no longer in your sweet neighborhood.... ( SISTERS ).... I loved Laura and I created alot of birdhouse for her shop, along with French Menu board painted art pieces. Her shop was the go to shop when you needed a little or big inspiration and a treat of something old for your home.

    See you soon dear, and welcome home.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Doré

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  47. I am wondering about your beautiful velvet pillows... love their soft drape... what size inserts did you use? I am assuming they are the 20 inch square currently available at PB.
    Thank you and welcome home

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    1. hello anon. i'm using 18" pillow inserts and the pillows are 20". i think that's what gives them the looser look. x

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  48. Hello, You have a beautiful home! Do you mind me asking? Where did you get your white curtains/panels? So simple yet perfect!

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    1. hello, thank you. they are from pottery barn - they still sell them!

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  49. Hello! I have been perusing your blog and gorgeous, simple décor and it is coalescing in me the idea to simplify once and for all in the New Year in my little apartment. I have been desiring simplicity with the furnishings as well, and when I saw your slipcovers I decided that's what I will do with my couch rather than try to find a new one. Did you make them, or where did you find them? Thank you, and your home is so lovely and peaceful. Happiest of Holidays to you and yours. ~Nicole in CA

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    1. thank you nicole, you are sweet. the sofa is the pottery barn classic. the 2 side chairs are v old and i had the slipcovers made years ago by a local seamstress. xo

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