This is where I get to say anything I feel like saying and you get to agree with me.
We will also share stories and chocolate if you have any.
Naps are also encouraged, if shopping is out of the question.

How to Cope .. When there is no Chocolate

Friday, January 14, 2011

Oh For the Country Life !

I am having serious longings to live in the "Country" .. I have not decided which country this country will be in , but I do know that living in an apartment, no matter how nice, is not satisfying me these days. I want to have coffee or drinks or lunch or anything ! out on the terrace ..
I want my kitchen to be rustic/sophisticated/homey. I am tired of cupboards, I want Pantries and shelves with pretty dishes and cups.
I can put out my collections of antique Tins and my great-grandmothers china tea cups.
I like the window and the view even better. I want to fall asleep to the sounds of crickets and maybe a breeze in a tree, that is all. I want to wake up to sunshine or even clouds, but no loud noises, no cars honking, no sirens, just a bird maybe.

I want to walk in from a busy day and put my things on the table or chest by the door, run upstairs and change or walk on in to the kitchen and put on the tea kettle.

I think I must have a beam or two in my country home. I am not 100% sold on the black and white floor but I do know I love the beam and French doors. I have an apartment full of french doors, they are wonderful, I will bring them with me. Well, I will have them in the country house also. (I can see the look on my husbands face, when I say, we have to take the French doors with us ... as he surreptitiously calls the psychiatrist .

And the bathroom, I would like a fireplace in the bathroom but I won't make it a deal-breaker. But I do need a deep soaking tub.
A large window looking out over the gardens would work too.
And the living room, cozy, dog friendly and inviting.
I don't think this is too much to ask for ! Do you ?


High Heeled Life said...

Not at all my friend... living in the country is breathe taking. I'm thankful and feel truly blessed when I look out onto our property from our kitchen windows ... weare renovating the kitchen and have opted for no top cupboards (like in many European kitchens)and instead have a whole wall of windows...xo HHL

Tay Talk said...

Someday we WILL live in the country. It is not too much to ask for.

Funny thing is I was going to blog about it just now and I was searching for 'country living' photos...I saw nearly all the ones you have posted. HA! Cracked me up.

Love them all.

Anonymous said...

Looks perfectly lovely...

a Broad said...

HHL, to look out the window and not see another building or a car zooming past, is heaven to me right now. Please take before and after photos of the kitchen. I love renovating. We have bought and renovated 3 houses, this is the third. We enjoy it to some degree, mostly when we sell :)

Tay Talk ... that is funny. We have good taste, don't we ? :)

Anony, thanks .. I will try to be patient and see where the New Year takes us :)