Hello cottage fix crew! My summer projects are happily shuffling along. I finally finished painting the sun porch white, well it’s more of a grayish white, I think. I like to think of it as a Parisian white, is that a shade? Anyway, I thought I’d go ahead and let you lovely ladies in on the little white sun porch with the little white painted bricks even though I’m not quite finished with the accessories and finishing touches. If we wait for that to happen we could be here a while! Sometimes I never get around to that part after all. It’s not the ideal day around here for photographing the sun porch, overcast with storms on the way. I’ll get her again when the sun shows herself and maybe some throw pillows have found a way to sneak into my life! I lost the bright blue accessories in here so the crochet is filling in for throw pillows until I find some new ones. The blue floral pillows are dressing up the dining room for now. Instead of blue on the sun porch I’m pulling the warm colors from the brick flooring seen in the lampshade and plate grouping. The funny thing is I’ve always wanted an all white room like the ones in the cottage magazines and some of my favorite blogs. As soon as I slapped that white paint on I started looking for ways to add in color. I guess the grass is always greener, or maybe whiter! Grin!This floor lamp was my Grandmas and was always one of my favorites growing up. I guess I’ve always been attracted to romantic florals and soft colors. I hung the three little plates to tie into the colors of the lampshade. I know, I know, they’re definitely not all white! So I picked up the vintage gold mirror a few weeks ago at a super cool vintage shop down the street. It was a treat to myself while honey was out of town, which really doesn’t make much sense I know. I was totally dreading him going out of town and I thought this mirror might help cheer me up. It did! This concept makes absolutely no sense what so ever to honey, but it works for me. I can see this golden frame hanging in a Parisian apartment with high heels thrown to the floor and an empty wine glass on the coffee table. But it’s also looking smart on the cottage fix sun porch where vintage shabby style meets Paris. Is that a thing? Lets say it is, shall we? I found some linen pillows I’m obsessing over and I’ve added them to my wish list along with a super fuzzy rug. And I took down the sheers to leave the large windows in here bare. I tried out a few different drapery styles from around the cottage and a couple seemed to work — but one thing at a time. I’d love to tell you I plucked those gorgeous white hydrangeas from the back garden, but it’s looking all green out there — not a bloom in sight! My honey bought these three huge hydrangea blooms from the local market, and I’m pretending to have the green thumb of Martha Stewart.