Our cottage in the Cotswolds for the next month. It's actually a row house and was originally four houses -- Blue Row is now two houses and we're living in this half. At one time, when the cottages were built in 1806 it was four houses -- which is why we have two doors. This history of Blue Row is really interesting and we feel fortunate to live in something so historic.
This is the garden side view of the house for the front of the house is right on the lane as houses so often are in England.
We're glad that it is two houses instead of four for it's rather roomy -- a nice entry hall, a dining room, kitchen, living room (or lounge) and three bedrooms upstairs. The stairs for both of the houses are here so we have both front and back stairs!
And in the dining room, I think this most fitting . . .
An herbal sampler!
And the kitchen
is not complete without a pot for tea . . . and a house is not complete without a bouquet of flowers on the dining room table!
A cozy corner in the living room -- perfect for catching up with the blog -- the picture over the desk was an early vacation find -- a great watercolor at the market in Lymington -- only $20!
A big cozy rock fireplace -- it will be so cozy if the temperatures drop!
And the dining room -- complete with dresser full of dishes -- alas, they're not blue and white!
With flowers on the table, our first dinner at Blue Row -- Chicken Catalan -- not homemade but bought at market and warmed in the oven. It was the perfect dinner after what seemed like a long day!
And with all suitcases inside and clothes put away, we both are tired.
But we are excited about tomorrow for we're on another adventure -- off to Great Malvern to meet another blogger -- Maggie from Normandy Life and her husband. She vacationing here in England from France and Husband Jim and I vacationing in England from Kansas!
Addendum: It couldn't be a more perfect ending to our first evening in the Cotswolds -- gently falling English rain and a favorite British mystery series, Rosemary and Thyme on the television tonight! A perfect end to a perfect day.