Yesterday was a busy day at the Cottage. Jerry and I have been married for 52 years and throughout all that time we have made a pretty good team. Give or take a few times!!
So I decided that we should put our heads, and backs, together and get one more room in the Cottage spruced up for Spring. He did not disagree with me, and it worked out just fine.
This is our sitting aka family room. Calling it a sitting room seems more in character, more Victorian, don't you agree? Since we spend the majority of our time in this room it is not as fancy, or shall we say cluttered, as the other rooms in the Cottage. First of all there is a giant TV set there with no way to hide it, so why try to make it something it's not. Our sofas are comfortable, not prissy, like the one in the front parlour (which you will see some other time) and this is where Buddy is most comfortable, so you may (will) occasionally see a stray dog hair from time to time.
Enough of this idle chatter. Let's get on with it:
Jerry's comfortable chair
This sofa is really one part of a sectional but we mismeasured and put together it was too large for the space so we separated it as you will see below.
I apologize for the quality of the pictures today but we had some sunshine (which we aren't used to yet) so they are a bit washed out. Still cold enough for a fire though.
Here is that large TV I mentioned and that large dog. Two biggies for the price of one!
This was the bottom part of my great-grandmother's sewing basket. I don't know whatever happened to the top, but I sure wish I had it.
These are family pictures. The largest is my great-aunt with my dad, the middle is Jerry as a little boy and the one in front is my aunt, my father's sister.
This is my small collection of Crown Ducal in the pattern Bristol.
I've had this print for many years. I didn't buy it for the frame, the cottage, or the pleasant setting. I bought it for the water stain on it because it looked, to me, like smoke coming from the chimney of a warm and friendly little cottage. Doesn't take much to make me happy!
I just love these two little shots in their sweet frames. The top one is me and the bottom is my dad.
Now, you may remember, the word 'roses' was mentioned in the post title.
After we were through rearranging and cleaning Jerry disappeared for awhile and when he returned he brought a beautiful bouquet of pink roses with him . He said it was a spur of the moment idea, but in all truthfulness, he does things like this quite often. That is why he will be known from here on out as the Captain of the Team or, in short, "The Captain".
Aren't they exquisite? And they smell divine.
So we hope your day is filled with all good things and take a little time to smell the roses.
Judy, Buddy and the Captain