Monday, October 26, 2009


a quick view

I am joining in a lovely Monday Celebration of our homes, our cottages
hosted by ~ The House In The Roses. "Show off your cottage Mondays"

P2130104 Washer/dryer and cupboards to the left of me, wall to the right

Home for me has been a very important word and place for me. As I have
raised my family I have tried to create a place that is rejuvenating, safe...
a place where the batteries can be re-charged form busy, fun, exciting and
challenging days. Even during renovation and up-keep projects that my
husband and I do often together.


Where even with a busy family there is always someone to say goodbye
and hello to you :)


A place for me to find some quiet time for reading.


A home that is filled with all of our love in so many
different ways.

I wish you a very wonderful, loving Monday.



Sugar Bear said...

And you have succeeded in creating a wonderful home Mary! I enjoyed the glimpses.

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Mary such wonderfully sweet pictures you shared today! Love the pretty little table and chair- cozy feeling!

We have 5 inches of snow today- 10 last Wednesday- Summer is no more and fall quickly making retreat!

Teresa said...

The garland on the fireplace is so fun- Loved all your pictures-
Happy Day

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Mary, I loved this! It's obvious to me that your home is a haven. I love everything from your kitty in the window (so cute) to your reading chair and environs with the soft palette.

Happy Cottage Monday...


Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Hi Mary and your lovely photos say just what you've typed today - warmth, love, home! Just beautiful.
Thanks for popping in to see me and your home is lovely.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ginger said...

Your home is looks so inviting,I love your chair for reading, it's beautiful.

Willow said...

Your home looks lovely and I totally agree with you what a home should be.


tales from an oc cottage said...

Your home looks so welcoming!! And that precious furry tigers kitties are my weakness!!!

m ^..^

Mary said...

From one Mary to another, I want to tell you that I can feel that love you share in your beautiful home, coming right through the computer. No doubt, your family finds great comfort in living in such a beautiful and giving home, because of what you desire for them and for their surroundings. Your post touched me...I will visit again!

God bless,

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

I so agree with you, Mary. Home needs to be your "soft place to fall." Thank you for the wonderful photos. I just love the Halloween garland on the mantle. :)

~ Wendy

Lori said...

oh, you had me at the kitty face in the window...that is too too sweet!!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Mary,

I loved seeing photos of your beautiful home.
I agree with you, a home should be a safe and happy place to come home to.
I love your pussycat watching out for you.

Have a happy week

Atelier de Charo said...

So sweet corner to have rest and read.
So pretty.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Cute Halloween garland! I really like all your vintage items as well!


Amy Sutter said...

hello sweet MAry! It has been a long time :-) Lovely pictures, your home looks very warm and cozy.
Much Blessings to you!

Katie said...

What a beautiful home. So cozy and love-filled. Thanks for inviting me in.

CuteStuffInside said...

Happy Halloween!


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