Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Country Enchantment

Life In The Country
Series #6

Here we are again this week, heading into the country for some decorating inspiration and fun imagination!


My Home Ideas

I have a busy week planned.
I am heading not far away from my Scottish house from last week, to my home in Yorkshire.

This is one of my larger houses, so as you can imagine I do need security.

My personal bodyguard Jack.  
Let me see..... Jack has been with me for over 24 years now.
Yes, I know he is so handsome. 
He is a devoted employee and does not take his eyes off me for a second.


My home is near the sea, so I have incorporated some blue in my decor.

House to Home

You know me, there will always be pink as well.

Although the winter is coming, snow has not arrived yet and it is a beautiful day to take my bicycle out for a spin around town.


Must first grab my boots, you never know if it will be muddy.

 Before I have a little afternoon nap, think I will head into kitchen to put away my staples I picked up at the market.

Sometimes, you just need a little afternoon rest.

My guests for the weekend are arriving.  
Look forward to greeting them.

And showing  them to their rooms.

Phoebe Howard

And as always, my blogging pals, you are more than welcome to visit with me.
Just give Jack 24 hours notice and you should be all set!

I am so enchanted by my sweet country home.

Classic Home



I will be linking up with these parties

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Rednesday at It's A Very Cherry World
Pearls and Lace Thursday at Faith, Grace and Crafts 
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home

Pink Saturday at How Sweet The Sound


  1. So much eye candy in this post -- love it!


  2. Wow Diane, Love the look on picture #1. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

  3. Wow, this is a beautiful home. I'm glad you are well protected by Jack! LOL I miss '24' - one of the best shows on tv. Have a lovely day in the country!

  4. Last week I was sorting through some old photographs, and would you believe came across some of me at your Yorkshire home, taken some years back. It looks like I managed to get past your security!

  5. I enjoyed seeing the dream world you live in.

  6. Great inspiration photos! I could do with a house in Scotland. :) It's lovely to dream. I'm visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

  7. Jack's been with you for 24 years and he still looks so buff? :)


    A day without scarlet, they say,
    Can color the soul ashen-grey;
    For if there’s no red,
    The soul feels half-dead,
    And has no incentive to play.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red blossoms here, red buds here

  8. I love this post! Love the beautiful pictures also.

  9. So I'm guessing that the sweet cottage by the sea 'palace' is really just your summer retreat?? I'd love for in invite...I'm sure the kitchen is always open, and the PINK is just LOVELY DAHLING!! Such a cute post!!
    Thanks for linking with me for Pearls and Lace Thursday!! So glad you came by!

  10. I have visited your Yorkshire home. So sorry you were not home at the time! Thanks for sharing your fabulous life at the Open House Party.

  11. Diane, Your home is so large. Can I please, please come along? If not, will you at least let me ride on your bicycle? Love everything about this post. Love all the pics too!

  12. Stunning Pictures! I gotta get me one of those bodyguards!

  13. HPS!

    Lovely spaces and those booties are super cool!


  14. Simply beautiful! I am a big fan of 24.

    My PINK is inviting you to come and take a peek. Have a beautiful weekend!

  15. Great shares! That pink stove in the pastelly kitchen pic is beyond cool! I've never seen one like it...and now I think I need one!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  16. Hi Diane...I love your post today..beautiful photos & your body guard is so handsome.
    Happy Pink Saturday..xo Tami

  17. So beautiful and creative!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Holidays'
    Diddie @