In case you guys are wondering about why I use the word "cottage" in so many of my titles.....
(Amy figured this out)
It's so search engines will land on my blog!!!!!
IF I CAN'T BE BEAUTIFUL.....
I BETTER BE SMART!!!!!
Second point to start today's post.....
The outpouring of support in the comment section of my last post was
heartwarming and just WONDERFUL!!!!!
To date, I have
As the last kid picked for ALL the sport teams, that is....
gratifying, fabulous, terrific, stupendous, etc. etc. etc.
I can still hear the kids from next door saying, when teams were being picked for softball.....
"You got Peter (my big brother), you have to take Betsy."
Peter would see how long it would take before he could upset me enough to send me home crying.
HE STILL THINKS THIS IS FUNNY!!
If I were him, I would be more careful who I made fun of.....
(my sister-in-law) (and one of my best friends)
(and no I'm not saying that to be polite, she doesn't even bother to read my blog.....JEESH!!!!)
(and while I'm at it, let me point out that she's Miriam's mother.)
OY, where was I???????
Peter making fun of me.....
He better watch it.....
He needs to replace some stuff around his house.....
and his wife, Faye, is relying on me to help her out.
Oh, boy....I'm off on another tangent.
Let's get back to decorating!!!!!
Several folks commented on the chairs in my barbecue terrace....
These are commonly called French Garden Chairs,
They are actually Pinwheel spring steel chairs, said to have originated in 19th century France.
The four I have are reproductions I bought from a catalogue around 15-20 years ago,
I can't remember.....
I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH TIME HAS PASSED!!!!!
I still think of them as my new garden chairs.
they are actually very comfortable.
The sprung steel straps give to weight
(leave the comments alone, about that)
and act like a pillow.....
THEY ARE TRES CHIC!!!!!
Let's move on to
MY OTHER TERRACE.
Yeah, yeah, I have two....
I am so sophisticated and entitled...
condo mansion has two.
This is the view as you come around the back from the barbecue terrace...
to my lounge around and don't get anything done terrace....
At the back, just to the left of those three arborvitae, is the gate into my parents terrace.
So I am in charge of
Which means I get to weed them,
bring the furniture in and out in the spring and fall,
and repair anything that goes awry.
AND SOMETHING IS
I bought my outdoor sofa, chairs and coffee table from Restoration Hardware.
Some assembly required!!!!!
ha ha ha
Took me hours to put it together.
But it's very comfy.
The pillows and umbrella are from Potter Barn.
This is a better shot into my parents terrace.
You guys are so lucky!!!!!
Not just anybody gets to see back there.....
I am going to show more, and write more about this space, but I am done for today.
for not doing a longer post.....
I have hives.
and I don't feel so good.....
My doctor thinks I have a virus since I'm running a fever.
None of my friends and family will come near me!!!!!
But being the trooper that I am....,
(and because I am SOOOOOO very bored)
I wrote this post for your entertainment!!!!!
I hope by my next post these friggin bumps will be gone.
itching could be so bad?????
Now when I was a young woman, I felt a different sort of itch,
but that's for another day,
and a different type of blog!!!...