Vintage English Cottage Decor Inspiration: Blue shutters in england

A home in Camden, England to

rent for shoots and stuff.
I want the illuminated drapery so badly
I’d trade my lil’ ballet slippers for it.

Isn’t this place spare and zen?

Linen, hide, grainsack,
chunky knits…a quartet of lovely.

Loving how weathered the floors are.
No fuss.

I’ve strung rosaries round everything in our home for years,
yet above the tub seems genius.
Which reminds me.

As a teen occasionally bored in church,
my friend Cairena taught me to skim the hymnal
and simply add the words in the bathtub
to song titles…
HOW GREAT THOU ART in the bathtub.
JESUS LOVES ME in the bathtub.
HE LIVES in the bathtub.

While this place might bore the devil
out of some of you, I hear choirs of angels.

What a heavenly breeze this spare place
would be to scrub clean, yes?

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  1. July 23, 2013 / 12:49 am

    Oh Michele That illuminated drapery is stunning! Love it!!

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  2. July 23, 2013 / 5:28 am

    It's so nice ! I will save it for inspiering my new home in the future 🙂


  3. July 23, 2013 / 1:36 pm

    Looks like the perfect place to retreat and be quiet. I'd have to surrender a lot of my worldly goods to be in such a spare spot – but somehow I think I might not mind. Hope that there is an equally beautiful and peaceful place in your heart today. XOXO

  4. July 23, 2013 / 2:07 pm

    It's totally dreamy! Look at all that light!! Totally crushing on those floors. And those yummy shutters 🙂 Great find, my friend.

  5. July 23, 2013 / 2:40 pm

    Fairy lights as drapery…LOVE IT! As for the rosaries I have them everywhere in my studio and home. I just love those simple little beads and crosses! Love worn floors and wish I had the nerve to try it since mantaining woods floors is work!


  6. July 23, 2013 / 8:27 pm

    I love that first shot. I want to read next to the illuminated drapery!
    Very cool and peaceful place.

  7. July 23, 2013 / 8:59 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous! Looks very Mediterranean than Camden, England 😉 I love that illuminated drape also.

  8. July 23, 2013 / 11:15 pm

    So pretty Michele. The absence of clutter makes way for clear thinking and allows us to focus on each beautiful piece of decor:) I am looking for a shutter like the one above.. Love that look!

  9. July 24, 2013 / 2:22 am

    So absolutely gorgeous!!! I want that illuminated drapery too…badly…

  10. July 25, 2013 / 12:53 am

    So much beautiful here, Michele.
    I hope that all is well with you, sweet lady.

  11. July 25, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    i think i need to make my own fairy drapery with white lights and hang it in my spare lil' music room. 🙂

  12. July 25, 2013 / 7:43 pm

    I think it's just beautiful and restful Michele. The perfect place for me. 🙂

  13. July 26, 2013 / 2:21 am

    This home is my cup of tea… love everything about it! Hope all is well!

    much love,

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