|wonderful window view
Why is it that *certain things* attract us? Like open windows, shady paths, cozy fireplaces, etc.? They draw us in... and welcome us. I see a picture (many of which are posted on "A Brit in Tennessee" blog) and something inside says, "... aww, I like that". I know it can't be true for all, but apparently it's true for a good bit (or in this case, a good Brit!).
Lately I've been looking around on Pinterest and have found so many really cute idea pictures... the kind that make you want to create that, or go there, or just plain fantasize.
And there's this place in Mousehole, West Cornwall, England that is shown on a blog called "A Joyful Cottage".... it's called the Oyster Catcher's Cottage and it's such a perfect spot to spend a holiday. Check it out and see what you think.
|Kitchen in Oyster Catcher's Cottage (see the white aga on the left)
|Bedroom in Oyster Catcher's Cottage (see the view of the water from the window)
And then there's also another cottage shown on The Joyful Cottage that's called, "The Stack"... that is so-oo interesting. However, you must be able to climb stairs as each room is on a different floor.
|kitchen in the Stack - isn't it adorable?
It's also in Cornwall... (guess I have a hankering for Cornwall?).
|Outside view of The Stack
Then... while surfing through Pinterest the other night, I came across some humorous posters. One had me laughing so hard, I cried. Wish I could find it again... as I haven't had a good laugh like that in ages.
Well, that's the dreaming part of my post finished. Going to relate a little story next that has taken up a good part of our week. First, DH and I set out to order some room darkening shades for our front room. Plain ol' shades... nothing fancy, right? Well, of course none of the ready made ones came in the sizes we needed, and the ones they can cut to order didn't come in the color we wanted.
So-oo we tried 3 different places to custom order. First place had an associate there, but she didn't know anything about ordering shades. Second place, there were simply no sales associates in the area, and even though we went up front and were told one was coming, 20 mins later no one had shown up, so we left.
Last place was very accommodating, and had a lovely salesperson who really knew her stuff (so rare these days). We took home the book with the various swatches, then went back and ordered the next day. Unbeknownst to us, the sale was off the next day, but our sales lady called a Supervisor explaining that we basically made the order the day before, but had to take samples home to be sure of the color before continuing. She gave us the sale price.
It just astounds us that so many stores don't have enough help... or don't educate the ones they have. Maybe it's our age, but it seems that work ethics and management systems have suffered over the years.
Sorry this post is a bit rambling... but it seems to be the way my mind works lately. Closing this with a picture I came across of a black cat that I think is just beautiful... (very possibly photo-shopped, but still). How can people not like black cats?)
|Her response: "Give it a rest..."