Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Sweet Sister's Cottage

With only one night to spend in New Hampshire, 
my Mister's sweet Sis 
lent us her cottage for the night, 
while she stayed with her Mom. 

Let's take a peek (with her permission)
at her charming New England Style.

I have used a sepia tone in my photos
 to translate a sweet nostalgic feeling.

As a hard working single gal with an empty nest, 
she rents a wing of this beautiful
country home. 

We park by the landlord's son's tree fort. 
Don't you love tree forts? 

We walk past the front porch of the main house....

to her cottage wing. 

Let's go inside! 

We walk down the entry hall, 
looking back at the door, 

We see a little table decorated for the season. 

Let's take a closer look....

A sweet vignette. 

A dear little scarecrow, 

 A hand painted sentiment,

A tiny wreath and hand stitched sachet. 

The charming shelf above. <3

The hallway leads to a bright and airy kitchen
with envious storage. 

A cozy sitting room with french door leads to a private patio. 

Family photos fill this home with love. 

Here she is, second from left next to my Mr. and their siblings. 

More precious photos including her sweet daughter.

My Dear Mother-in-Law
as a sweet child and beautiful young woman. 

I've always been fascinated by a person's selection of art, 
as it says so much about personality. 

Here we find a lover of country simplicity and charm....

This wonderful print hangs above the sofa.
I love how you can see inside the window. 

I love this! <3

A wonderful still life. 

A pretty stitched reminder.

Precious mementos. 

We relax, surrounded by a sister's love. 

We enjoy a comfortable night of sweet dreams. 

Thank you, Sis, we wish we could stay forever.


Next time:

We attend the wedding! 



  1. Hola Beatrice querida ! Que casa más encantadora tiene su hermana ! Es como retroceder en el tiempo

  2. what a beautiful place! love that she lent it to you to stay in. the kitchen is big and open - reminds me of mine. :)

  3. Your sister-in-law has a sweet and cozy home.

  4. What a treat to be able to be at "home away from home". She has wonderful taste and I can tell she loves her home. That kitchen is a wonderful size for an attached cottage! What a bonus for her to be able to live in a place like this. I bet she feels safe and sound there. Love it and thanks for sharing it...or thank HER for sharing it with us!- xo Diana

  5. Hi Karen,

    Such a sweet home and love the way your sister-in law has decorated it.
    So homely and comfortable and lovely that you were able to stay there.
    Hope you are enjoying the week

  6. I love the way it is decorated...especially the bedroom. What a beautiful bed and bedding. Everything is so inviting and comfy. Makes you feel at home. Hugs, Diane

  7. So generous of her to let you stay at her cozy and comfortable home. My favorite part was the tree house! Love those!

  8. Karen, I especially noticed the big braided rug in the kitchen, and the print go the tall daisies in the watering can. So lovely. SO lovely. xo, m & jb

  9. Such a charming home, Karen...so nice you could stay there! Thank you for sharing the photos!

  10. Karen,
    What a charming and sweet home your sister-in-law has. So many treasures in her home that make it special and cozy. The picture of the siblings is precious. The kitchen is nice and big. I think my favorite was the stitched picture that says "simplify" - simple is my middle name haha. Thank you for giving us a peek into your sister-in-law's home. It is lovely and says "welcome" to me.


  11. Lovely place, love the kitchen much bigger than mine.

  12. Hello my dear Karen! Your black and white photos are so charming and sweet - I felt like I was right there with you :)

    Thank you for sharing, sweet friend. Hugs to you!

  13. Dear Karen,
    what a lovely house and home of your sister-in-Law! Thank you for taking us round :O)
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,

  14. A very pretty home, and what a sweetheart to invite you to stay there!

  15. I loved taking a tour of sweet sister's lovely home. Thanks for taking me along through your pictures, Karen.

  16. What a cozy and tidy home your SIL has. I love all the family photos. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment!

  17. What a lovely little place she has found.

  18. Beautiful cozy home...I loved the tour.... Hugs May x x

  19. What a warm and charming home. One would feel very welcome there.

  20. Dearest Karen,
    That was mighty sweet of your husband's sister and I can see why you call her affectionately 'Sis'.
    Lovely nest she created!
    I work on my iPad, from the hospital; my room is cold and I asked Pieter to bring my self made lap-duvet so the down will keep me comfy!

  21. What an incredibly lovely home! You must have enjoyed your visit so much. xx

  22. It was nice of your SIL to lend her home to you! It is lovely, wonderfully decorated.. Enjoy the rest of your week!

  23. How enjoyable to come along with you on this trip, thank you!
    Your sister in law has a beautiful, warm home.
    Blessings, Debbie


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