When I was in the grocery store last week, I quickly flipped through it and was absolutely smitten with the lovely cottage rooms featured inside so I tossed it into my shopping cart.
Once I got home, put the groceries away and had time to sit down with a cup of tea, I picked it up to take a closer look. I was surprised to see the ONLY advertisements were inside the front and back covers so it’s actually more like a soft cover decorating book than a typical ad-laden magazine. One hundred forty-four pages of nothing but cottage style inspiration (which made me feel a little better about paying the $9.99 cover price)!
In my recent laundry room post, I mentioned how I thought I might like to use a small old farm table in the laundry room at the house in Hooterville to fold clothes on. Let me tell you, there were plenty of gorgeous farm tables with loads of charm in this publication! It was farm table nirvana!
Here are four of my favorites. Of course, the overall style of each room in these photos isn’t too bad either!
Seeing all of these pretty farm tables really got me more inspired than ever to find one for the laundry room so this week I went out scouting at a few local antique stores. I saw several possibilities but nothing that really WOWED me and made me fall in love until…
I saw THIS!
Admittedly, it did look a little grungy but I thought with a good wipe down it should clean up nicely. Overall, everything about it was just about perfect, including the size.
My absolute favorite part was the wood top. I just love the old worn patina it has!
And although I don’t usually go for furniture with paint that is this chippy, I have to admit there was something that got me right in the heart when I saw the different layers of paint. I’m not one to usually hesitate to take a paint brush to most furniture but I think even I could have trouble painting over the all of the history here. Notice the turquoise paint showing through, which would look great, I’m sure, in my aqua laundry room.
I couldn’t find a price on the table so I asked the antique shop clerk about it. He didn’t know the price but said he would be glad to contact the owner of the booth and call me back.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 43 years. We have one beautiful and precious daughter, age 33.
After more than 37 years in the workforce, I was fortunate enough to be able to quit my job in 2007 and stay home. As a natural born homebody and "nester," this opportunity to be a full-time homemaker has brought me immeasurable contentment and happiness. I thoroughly enjoy spending each and every day in the cozy comfort of "My Cottage of Bliss."
About the "House in Hooterville": In October 2009, we bought a 30 acre horse farm in a small country town approximately 45 miles from the city where I have lived my whole life. Join me, a city girl through and through, as I try to simultaneously adapt to country life in "Hooterville" and redecorate the 1978 brick ranch-style house on the property into My (new) Cottage of Bliss.