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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Come Visit my Friends Charming Cottage....Apartment? Part 1

Welcome dear friends!

Today I am going over to visit my dear 83 year old friend.
And I wanted to share her special retreat with you and
pictures I took when I went over to visit her.
I am so glad I  took my camera because I knew you
all would LOVE seeing how you can transform
a sweet lil apartment with less than 1000 sqft into
a charming Cottage retreat.

My friend, Mary's color palet is soft peachy pinks and sage
greens...with loads of florals all over!

Her sofa really has those color in it and showcases
the cottage feel she wants.  She also has
gorgeous vintage pieces with touches of
Victorian all over.

Loads of eye candy and wonderful vintettes everywhere!
My favorite pieces is this *Soap Display* cabinet that
houses her lovely you see the
pretty trims in there too?

Here's another look with her lacy window covers.

If you look real hard, the window with all the greens and
florals actually hides a clever!

More sweet vinettes!

Love these vintage pictures and how she has used them.
Isn't this the coolest shaped clock? Mary had me
paint and floral this up a few years is such
a yummy green with soft roses.
This hall tree was also a paint job she had me do for her!
I just LOVE how she has displayed her vintage goodies!

Okay...that's part one...I have more pictures and
will take some more today as I visit my
sweet friend.

I feel so blessed to know this sweet lady.  We are such
kindred spirits and I always love my visits and the
fact that we enjoy so many of the same things.
I marvel at how she has transformed this tiny aparment
into her home.  She has been in this apartment and is the
manger for over 20 years.
I believe she shows us that you can take where-ever
you live and make it your own.

Thanks for allowing me to share this today with you.



Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a pretty place! I would feel right at home there too. Your painted pieces are gorgeous; especially love the hall tree. Thanks for sharing.


Connie said...

Aaaaaaah, Lorena, that is stunning for an apartment. I love it1111 And she's a froufrou girl just like us. Tell her I said it's gorgeous.

~~Deby said... kind of place....she, like you, has a way of putting things together..beautiful...and your artwork is stunning have way to many talents for just one person....

Lisa said...

Oh my! How super lovely! What a super great home!
Hugs, Lisa

Vicki said...

Oh, Lorena, hats off to your sweet friend!! She has made her apartment into a charming home!! I loved everything about it. She is an inspiration to us all. I can see why the two of you sweet ladies are friends. Sending lots of love and hugs to you~ Vicki

~~Deby said...

yikes Lorena...I called you Connie..must be because I was reading Connie's comment or something..shame on me...I tend to have those moments..
I am sorry....