Friday, April 17, 2015

White Cottage Living

"There are as many shades of white as there are clouds in the sky." 
~Claire Whitcomb

"Let there be a cottage...a real cottage...a white cottage, embowered with flowering shrubs, so chosen as to unfold a succession of flowers upon the walls, and clustering round the windows through all the months of spring, summer, and autumn~ beginning, in fact, with May roses, and ending with jasmine..." ~Thomas De Quincey 

"The cottage... a charming and peaceful refuge nestled somewhere amid the rural countryside or along the shoreline of a vast blue ocean." ~Victoria Classics 

White Cottage Living is the way of life in my sea cottage.  Layers upon layers of all the shades of white...pure whites, naturals, creams, and greys. White provides us with calm, quiet, and simplicity all year long.  In the warm months it provides a crisp coolness.  In the cold months it provides peace.  Even the garden is in different shades of white.  As the Summer months draw near I will be sharing more of our white cottage living with views into the gardens, where many hours of the day are spent.  White sheets will be blowing in the warm breeze.  I love our Sea Cottage, I love cottage living.  

Sea Tidings,

PS. These photos are not Sea Cottage they are from Jeanne D Arc Living and are my inspiration. 
{a partial re-post}
*Photos~ JDL 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Solace of the sea

"I wonder sometimes if fog is just the clouds
that could not stand being away from the earth any longer.
Just the ones that were too tired to float anymore,
and wanted to feel soil once again."
~Tyler Knott Gregson

The Northern California Coast is a place of solace for me.  The beach is almost always empty and often covered in sheltering fog.  I will remain near its shore for as long as I can.

Sea Tidings,

*Photo taken with my iphone