Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heavenly homes......come take a look!

Happy Wednesday! Glad I prepared this post a few days ago.....think I might have the flu or a virus. Tis the season!  Good day to be home, in bed, to rest and catch up. Be sure to read all about my first ever giveaway on the bottom of this post!  Ever since I can remember, even when I was very young...I loved looking at homes. Big homes, Little homes, as long as they were beautiful. Since I have become an adult my obsession has not waned, I still to this very day adore looking at homes, whether its just a casual drive by, real estate looking, home tours...give me any excuse to look at a beautiful home and I am so there! 
Over recent years, while we were just starting to plan the building of our second home, I started collecting many images, from books, magazines and the web. I wanted to share some of that collection with you today....would love to know which is your personal favorite. If someone told you that tomorrow you have to move into one of these enchanting abodes, which would be your choice and why? As crazy as it might sound I might have to say that last little "cottage" is picture perfect, the style is right, it is historically correct and it has way more character than many many much larger homes. Great things do come in small packages! Enjoy the trip around the block and let me know which you would choose!

Beautiful tall French chateau

Classic New England Clapboard Colonial

Traditional island style coastal home

Weathered shingle and wood roofed "Hamptons" style

Classic Mediterranean

A classic symmetrical Georgian...timeless

Beautiful Georgian and limestone on  small city lot

Beautifully scaled Dutch colonial (Maureen from Electric Revisited's dream home)

Older stone colonial home

Pretty new stone and clapboard home

Pretty stone and shingle Hamptons style home

Tudor home

Beautiful stately European home

Classic tudor

Pretty weather shingled Dutch country home

Brick and limestone older Jacobean home

Fabulous old stone English country manor

English manor home in old stone

Stucco new French home...great colors

New French stucco home with wood roof

Small charming French the gray/blue shutters

New french inspired stucco home

Fabulous European manor that stone!

And looove this doorway, how elegant

This looks like a mix of styles of a Hamptons shingle and a French feeling home

Stately stone European influenced home

Back of the manor home

A newer French home with stucco and slate room

Absolutely love this charming French ivy colored gem

French stucco home with tall roof

Older French home with stucco and limestone surround

Charming newer French home in limestone

Ralph Laurens fabulous stone fantasy

A southern townhome in brick Georgian style...

Timothy Corrigan's dream chateau

A fieldstone country home

Front entrance of the same house

How charming is this ivy covered country home!

Gracious classic tudor home

Stunning  limestone European influenced "cottage"....fabulous!

Also two days ago,I announced my very first giveaway to be held on Feb. 18th...  and what a giveaway it is!

Safavieh Home Furnishings
has generously donated this brand new fabulous french occasional chair!
(Retails for $395)

Gorgeous painted Provence chair, ideal for a living room, dining room or a dressing area.
 (The picture is a little blurry, working on getting a clearer one but here is the link to get a great picture and be able to zoom in and get the details...

Be sure to follow me or subscribe to this blog to be eligible, you are automatically eligible if you are currently a follower or subscriber. For additional entries to win:

Go to and scoll down for links to their facebook and twitter:
  • Join Safavieh on facebook and leave a comment on their facebook page on what your favorite item is from their site (one entry)
  • Follow Safavieh on Twitter (one entry)
  • Leave me a comment anytime between now and the 17th telling me what your favorite post is since I have been blogging about a month ago.....good luck! (one entry)
I will use to pick the lucky winner..... this wonderful giveaway will take place on 
Safavieh's warehouse

Have an enchanting day!