Charming

Cotswold Cottage was originally built in the has lush English country gardens surrounding it, country gates, stone pathways, and ivy growing on walls

Konstantin Ukhtomsky, “Winter Garden” (Halls of the Winter Palace)

Interiors of the Winter Palace. The Small Winter Garden of Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna - Konstantin Andreyevich Ukhtomsky - Hermitage Museum. My small greenhouse aspirations look a little shabby.

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Stained glass windows - this is really pretty. i really like stained glass windows. (stained glass windows are not always in a church;

Old window and Bougainvillea

In a French Country home, tall, narrow windows are often encircled by wildly growing vines. Well, I always dreamed about house covered with Virginia creeper. And I still dream of it.

climbing vines and urns.

If I happen to have a house with a wall around the front garden some day, I would love for it to have a beautiful red-brick archway accompanied by a wooden garden door gate. Country, cottagey and kind of magical all rolled into one :)

let's just leave it open

I love the shutters and the bright light streaming in through the windows and the peek into the garden.

Secret Passages

“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

lavender fields, Provence

all-things-british-and-irish: “ Cottage Amidst The Lavender by Vicki Lea Eggen. A cottage in the Highlands of Scotland ”

Cat's Dish- Rothenburg(Bavaria), Germany

Cat's Dish- Rothenburg(Bavaria), Germany

The original comment on this was, "Provence is a place that I wouldn't mind visiting, but I don't think I could ever live there. They're just too brutal to their trees! I would live there in a heartbeat.

Provence

Love the blue shutters! Kathryn Ireland Opens Up About Her Provence Getaway// French country, blue shutters

awe cant u just imagine this house covered in icicles in the background of your family pics?! I CAN!

From Humble to Grand: Magical Places in Snow

My favorite way to start the day…..Early, before anyone else is up, all is quiet and It's wonderful!

A Pergola covered patio, not sure if it connected to a house or stands alone, a shaded spot to sit and watch the mists roll in. Field stone on the patio and post bases, with the soft paint on the pergola help soften it into the landscape rather than stand

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