Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Making a house a home

Well, Happy New Year and I hope you had a lovely Christmas break. We certainly did here at Friendly Cottage. After spending a few days down home with my family we raced back, got into our jim-jams and pottered, well, lounged about for a whole week! 

Having flown the nest for work early last July and pretty much returning just before Christmas, I relished being at home so much. Especially as it will be our last peaceful Christmas before baby comes along and causes chaos. God, don't remind me of the potential horror of my wallpaper being drawn on, my old lady plates and tea cups being shaken off the dresser and my sofa cushions & blankies being vomited on! 

It was with luck then that Dara, the editor of our fab Irish Interior Magazine, House & Home, asked to feature Friendly Cottage in the November / December issue when it was just freshly done and before smallie comes long & wrecks it. At least I'll have this lovely feature (snapped by the lovely Paul Sherwood) to look back on proudly. (You can see more online here too)

Although, I suppose it's everyday life that really makes a house a home....so bring it on!



9 comments:

Jaderbomb said...

Love your post!!! I will use some ideas from it!!! HNY

All things nice... said...

Congrats Sharon, I saw your house in the magazine, love the kitchen :) Oh congrats too on the baby :) I bet you are busy thinking of pretty baby things :) All the best and hope you have a great new year.

All things nice...

Peggy said...

wow that's such great news. i loooovvvvvvvvvvvvve your kitchen. i wish mine would look a tenth of yours!! and yes i am afraid all these things will happened to your plates, sofa.....

Harry. said...

You look Faboulous darling..lol.. lovely photos too...

Sadhbh said...

Congratulations! I must try pick up a copy. How exciting!! Yes smallie will probably wreck some of it... but you wont mind a bit!

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Fantastic ideas! I'm getting ready to tear out my old kitchen in March and am gathering ideas right now for my new and improved kitchen!

Laura CheBirba said...

Hi...I'm Laura from Italy! Lovely blog!
I will link you on my blog and I'd like to invite you to visite also my blog :D
Laura from Italy http://chebirba.blogspot.com

p.s. I love Dublin!! it's the favorite city that I seen!

Sarah said...

I am in LOVE with your kitchen. Any chance you'll give it up and let me live there instead?

Lisa McGee said...

Looks great! I've just had my own house photographed for House and Home as well. Love their features- keep up the good blogging!

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