Monday, June 17, 2013

A Little Yellow Cottage

Alone Looking at the Mountain

All the birds have flown up and gone;
A lonely cloud floats leisurely by.
We never tire of looking at each other -
Only the mountain and I
~Li Po

 My two sweeties and I truly enjoyed our little 
mountain get away. We stayed at an Inn in
Saluda, North Carolina. The Orchard Inn.
This was our fourth time staying at the Inn
but this time we stayed in one of their 4 quaint
cottages. They were built in the 1920's.

Rooster weathervane on the roof

All cottages should have a white picket fence
Don't you think?

 I missed getting a picture of the tiny foyer.
Here's the living room. So cute...
I could live here with no problem.

A king sized bed and the whole cottage
was decorated in Waverly fabric and
wallpaper, which is my all time favorite.

I loved having my first cup of coffee on the 
porch watching the birds at the feeder and
taking in the beautiful mountain scene.

We would then go up to the Inn for a delicious 
breakfast in the beautiful sunroom.

Afternoon tea in the cottage

And like a picket fence...
What would a cottage be
without a rope swing?

Love in a Cottage

A cottage small be mine, with porch
Enwreathed with ivy green,
And brightsome flowers with dew-filled bells,
'Mid brown old wattles seen.

And one to wait at shut of eve,
   With eyes as fountain clear,
And braided hair, and simple dress,
My homeward step to hear.

On summer eves to sing old songs,
And talk o'er early vows,
While stars look down like angels' eyes
Amid the leafy boughs.

When Spring flowers peep from flossy cells,
And bright-winged parrots call,
In forest paths be ours to rove
Till purple evenings fall.

The curtains closed, by taper clear
To read some page divine,
On winter nights, the hearth beside,
Her soft, warm hand in mine.

And so to glide through busy life,
Like some small brook alone,
That winds its way 'mid grassy knolls,
Its music all its own.

Daniel Henry Deniehy



Stephanie said...

Oh Clara, it looks divine! The yellow cottage is so charming and inviting - I can' see why you enjoyed your time there :) Thanks for sharing with us.
Have a beautiful day!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I'd love finding a sweet place like this. You captured it so well!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

How DREAMY - what an awesome vacation!

We just were on vacay in NC last week - next time should try and look up where you went and maybe check for ourselves- must be a great place if you keep returning to stay there!

LOVE you photos, how perfect.

Diane said...

Just beautiful. I pinned this tour it to share with others! Diane

Sylvia said...

Beautiful, and I agree every cottage should have a white fence fence. I do have a rope swing in my tree.

janice15 said...

A lovely yellow cottage and I agree I think all cottages should have a picket white fence... Looks like a wonderful cottage to visit... Have a fabulous new week with love Janice

Snap said...

Clara, what a lovely post. NC must have the best B&Bs. Many years ago, my hubby and I stayed in one in Ashville -- stayed in one of the cottages first (divine) and then into the house. Your post reminded me of very precious memories. Happy Tea Day!

Millie said...

What a delightful cottage!

Shelia said...

HI Clara! Oh, what a darling yellow cottage! Charming inside and out! Thanks for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Clara
Welcome back, I can see why you like this place so much. The cottage you rented is nicely decorated and so cozy looking.
It's always nice to get away for some R & R; no phone calls or computer to worry about.
You even had afternoon tea there, and so nicely presented with what was at hand.

Johanna said...

Hi Clara,
this romantic cottage makes me swoon. I could live there, too. The cozy interieur and the yummy breakfast makes it to a wonderful holiday house. Thank you for sharing.
Best greetings, Johanna

kitty said...

Oh Clara, what a delightful cottage! I could move right in there, too, and be so happy!! the breakfast looks wonderful. What a treat.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh, Clara, what a delightful little cottage! I could move right in too. The sitting room is absolutely adorable and I adore Waverley fabrics! You mustn't have wanted to leave, it's so cute.
I wish I could have a white picket fence around my cottage but we are not allowed to build them here in our neighborhood, unfortunately.
Thank you for sharing your little getaway with us and coming to tea. Have a lovely week.


Debra @ Homespun said...

So charming and quaint and lovely. What a wonderful getaway! A fun tour to view! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful to stay at that special place. We have a home in that area and we have driven by a few times. What a gorgeous spot! Love seeing your photos! Enjoy your week!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Clara,
What a sweet little getaway! Love that cottage. I could live there too. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Have a great week.

One Shabby Old House said...

What a sweet place to escape to. It just looked charming and the food delicious. I must place this on my list of places I would like to visit. Thanks for sharing!

Terri said...

Hello Clara,
What a sweet place you have found! I have never been to Saluda before. I live in the Raleigh area. Do you live in NC? I am sorry I can't remember. What an adorable cottage! You must be having some good times there. That was so nice of you to share pictures with us. It looks like a wonderful place to relax. Thanks so much for sharing about it with us all.
Beautiful poem too!

Poppy said...

Hi Clara,

So nice to meet you, visiting via Brenda's party. This little yellow cottage is BIG on style and reminiscent of simpler days gone by. The Waverly fabrics, colours and patterns take my breath away! It's all TOO adorable. SIGH.....:)

Thanks for sharing this sweet treat!


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Clara: I love the white fence. I have always wanted one in my home, but it just did not work out. Thank you for sharing this lovely post with us. Blessings, Martha

Antiques And Teacups said...

What a wonderful place for a get away. We love B&Bs! Your photos are marvelous for illustrating the cheery feel of the place. Thanks for the poem as well. And thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!

Beth said...

The cottage is so beautiful! What a wonderful getaway. I just love staying somewhere where they prepare you a fancy delicious breakfast too.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

How can anyone love contemporary after a look at a cottage?

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Absolutely lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and bringing a little bit of peace into my hectic day.
Blessings to you, Patti

Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a beautiful retreat you found! I love the outside and the inside! Your afternoon tea looks like it has always belonged in this cottage. So very pretty.

Patti said...

Everything is so sweet. I love the red chair, too. Oh, I wish....

Bernideen said...

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So glad you linked up to OpenHouse!!! What a terrific place to stay!

Jann Olson said...

Clara, I could live in that cottage also. Love, the colors! Everything is picture perfect. Right down to the delicious breakfast. We stayed in a little cottage close to the ocean in Portugal. I took pics outside but missed snapping indoors. What was I thinking? lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC. Glad you got to get away.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Such a CHARMING place! We love going to the NC mountains for vacation, just got back matter of fact!!! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
You'll be featured this week, so I hope you'll come back over in a bit and link again!!!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Clara, this looks so very lovely, I really am going to put this on my list and see if Dearest and I could get away some day - such a sweet inn and the cottages are marvelous - your post was one of the top three viewed in last week's A Returnt to Loveliness - I do appreciate you sharing,

Kara said...

What a lovely spot.

Cindy said...

Ohhhh...what a sweet place to spend a few days. Lucky you!

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

It is all very lovely! Your cottage is very inviting! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment. I love to hear from you. ~Clara~