Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Peek Inside Paula's Cottage


Here are a few random pics from my visit to Paula's home
 at the beginning of June.
Coincidentally, the week I was there...
an old photo of her home appeared on the cover of this local paper.


She's so clever at creating interesting vignettes...




Love this hairpin iron fence...












  


It's all those fascinating details....






See that little window way up at top?
That's my bedroom...
at least when I go to visit...
Paula's niece used to call it the "princess" room.
The lacy climbing hydrangea curtain was so romantic!



 I bet all those hydrangea buds are in full bloom by now!

I don't know what it's like where you are but here...
...even here...way up in the Adirondack Mountains...
it's over 90 degrees and hot, hot, hot!

Time for a swim in the lake!
Stay cool!
:)

32 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

looks just like a B&B that I would LOVE to frequent! simply lovely! Lucky YOU!!

fiona anderson said...

What a gorgeous home. So many adorable and inventive vignettes. Thanks for sharing.

Egretta Wells blog said...

A beautiful cottage, inside and out. Enjoyed your blog today, as usual, Thanks.

Egretta Wells blog said...

A beautiful cottage, inside and out. Enjoyed your blog today, as usual, Thanks.

MARY PERNULA said...

Thanks for sharing Paula's home! Just love her talent. Mary xx

Carolyn said...

Wow! Beautiful home inside and out!!!

Thanks for sharing,
Carolyn

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

OMG is it hot here!!!! Well, my day is now complete. I LOVE seeing pictures of Paula'f gorgeous home. I am such a big fan of hers. I wish she would blog:) Thank you for sharing with us.
~Debra xxx
capers of the vintage vixens

erin said...

that's what i am talking about!!THANK YOU! another post to save in my "paula's house" file.
erin♥

PURA VIDA said...

Love all the nature!

Linda said...

Lovely...but who does the dusting????

When are we going to see pictures of YOUR cottage????
It is 90 here in Ontario as well...
I am heading to our cottage tomorrow..Happy first day of summer!!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

Beach House Living said...

A lovely place. I like the arched frame.

gail said...

Laura, always love to see Paula's cottage. It is simply lovely!
and yes, I wish she would blog, too.
gail

Blondie's Journal said...

Paula's home is fabulous! I love all the detail everywhere you look. Pretty garden, too!

It's very hot here and I am hoping for rain or a break in the heat. Whew!

XO,
Jane

Carol said...

Gorgeous! And all the whites make it serene and cool.

Rebecca said...

Charming! Absolutely charming!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

She has quite an imagination to come up with all those clever displays. Lovely home and gardens!

Kris said...

Paula certainly has a flair for vignettes. She has done a fantastic job of decorating. I believe some people come by this talent naturally and Paula certainly seems to fit the bill!

It's 90 degrees here too and will climb to 100 by Sunday...yep summer is here! :)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

You just made my day! I've been anxiously awaiting to see Paula's home. She's amazing and inspiring.
Have a good week,
Susie

Heaven's Walk said...

That girl must just oooze creativity! What a sweet and interesting home she has! Thanks for sharing it with us today! :)

xoxo laurie

ceparie said...

110 in the shade and no lakes here in the Arizona desert, your pics made me feel nice and cool.

Susy said...

I can see why you're kindred spirits. You both have an eye for the unique, beautiful, and quirky ~ which makes for an enchanting environment. Loved it all!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So many beautiful things, and yes, she does have a way with vignettes. My favorite is that arched architectural piece, love it all!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Laura,
Paulas home is so beautiful, inside and out. I love every nook and cranny. You and all of your friends are so talented and I get so much inspiration from all of your homes and your collections. They are all such a pleasure to look at and it's lovely to see all of your great ideas ........ just a few, well chosen pieces , put together,look brilliant. Your posts always make me go and search out things that I have and make me bring them out again and re arrange everything !!!!
.....and, so sorry for my absence lately .... my computer finally gave up on me and I am now getting to grips with my new MacBook Pro !! Much love Laura. XXXX

W. theAntiquesLovers said...

So Nice!!! Hot Hot Hot even in Italy my dear!!

Romeo said...

Beautiful! I LOVE vignettes and Paula's are so much fun!!! I bet I could spend hours and maybe even days just taking in each and every detail! Thanks for sharing your visit - totally enjoyed it!

"Her" and Romeo

Melanie said...

What a totally gorgeous home ! The garden is divine and the interior is as well. Thankyou for sharing x

Carol said...

Beautiful and serene. Thank you again, for sharing your little trip with us. I have never seen a Hairpin gate, it's so sweet. Paula certainly has a way with details. Stay cool, we are expecting temps around 100 here in South Texas for the next few days. Planning a tubing trip this weekend.

Smiles,

Carol

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a lovely way to live with collections! So nice that you shared your visit!

BobAnn said...

So many lovely things and displayed so beautifly. Would love to see the whole inside of her beautiful home. I know we are missing much not seeing it all. Thanks for sharing even if it left me wanting more ;)

Debbie Keady said...

I love all the natural light touching all the rusty and shabby elements and I love all of the bits of nature intermingled in as well. I used to live near Amsterdam NY. I miss the Autumn especially!

Suz said...

Oh, my, Laura,
She is the Queen of Vignettes. but, then, you are, too. How are you doing? I am doing pretty well. I hope to be around more.
Hugs,
Suz

Boxwood Cottage said...

Thank you Laura for always sharing your friend Paula's gorgeous home and vignettes with us. Just doing a little catching up on my fave blogs and of course I had to stay here for longer and enjoyed myself very much!
Want me to send some of our cool German weather over? So far we only had 10 beautiful Summer like days and that was back in May. Today it's raining again *sigh*
Wishing you happy Summer days at the lake!
Carola