Monday, June 16, 2008
I would love to live in a wonderful old victorian
home! But, the truth of the matter is that I live in suburbia! In Ashburn, Virginia we have new home after new home and they all basically look the same. When we had our deck built I added some architectural interest by adding these gingerbread cut outs to the rails! I love them and they add that little detail that makes my home special to me.
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 12:31 PM
Ok...I have these wonderful Adirondack chairs! I was almost tempted to ditch them. I was on Costco's website and saw two adirondack chairs that were pristine white and made out of recycled materials and would never have to be painted. I was so tempted to replace the ones on my deck with them. Mine were in desperate need of a paint job and I almost took the easy way out. Instead, I went up to home depot and bought an outdoor paint that had the primer built in.....and spruced mine up. I am so glad that I did! They are comfy and after drinking a glass of lemonade and having a wonderful conversation with Lauren about her kickball tournament at school I remembered why I love these chairs so much! They are my outdoor conversation area on my deck. It is so important to create little areas throughout your home that foster good old fashion relaxation and talks! I have shared many a glass of wine, cup of coffee, ect in these chairs with my family and friends. And to think I almost ditched them!
FYI, A solid stain also works great on outdoor furniture.
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 11:59 AM
This is one of a pair of sconces that I have in my bedroom. They are vintage and oh so awesome! The shades on the bulbs are ones that we carry in the store. They are hand beaded with crystals. I also have them on my chandelier in my kitchen. They add a modern twist to vintage lighting.
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 11:34 AM
This is my bedroom. I love white linens especially in the summer. We have alot of them in the store right now. I have a wonderful collection of Vintage and new white linens. I mix them on all of my beds. I also love the Bella Notte white embroidered linen panels on my windows. They are sooo pretty with the sun coming through them.
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 11:24 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
My house doesn't have a formal Laundry Room. We had a closet upstairs outside of the bedrooms that housed the washer and dryer. It was totally useless in that there was no place to fold Laundry or store anything. It always looked a mess and my bed became the folding table. So after a while I got sick of it! I ripped out the closet and made my laundry area "built in". I also traded my top loading machines for some awesome front loaders (love these!) I now have a folding area where family members can come and pick up their piles, and great storage for linens, spare socks...you name it! The only regret is that I didn't do it sooner!
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 11:01 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Wow! It seems like just yesterday Lauren was a baby up at the store eating her cheerios at the front counter of the store. This is a picture taken a couple of weeks ago on her 9th Birthday! We had a great time. We invited the neighbors and all of their children to watch Alvin and the Chipmunks in our "Clivedon Court Outdoor Movie Theater". It was great! The kids brought blankets and pillows and relaxed for a movie under the stars!
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 8:55 AM
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Ok, ok, ok! Everyone has asked to see pictures of our homes. This is Anne's bed, made out of vintage porch posts with the mailboxes still attached! Beautiful Bella Notte linens in Ginger & Champagne ensure a good night's sleep:)
Posted by Beekeeper's Cottage at 9:11 PM