Monday, March 5, 2012

Cottage Shutters and Window Boxes



"The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun."
~John Greenleaf Whittier

Source:Photograph by Guido Gerding http://www.exnatura.de/. Used with permission under GFDL lother_versions. 

I just love the shutters framing the recessed window on the Brittany cottage above. And did you notice the flower box sitting on the window's ledge? Charming, charming. 



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This ivy-covered cottage with shutters closed is enchanting. I'm crazy for that shade of blue.









I once lived in a pretty little townhouse with this flower box under the kitchen window. I filled it with petunias so I could enjoy their lovely fragrance wafting through the open window above my sink.






A window box might be nice under this window of our cottage. 


How do you feel about shutters and/or window boxes?


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Blessings,



15 comments:

  1. How timely ! I have pulled all my gardening books out of shelves and am daydreaming about window boxes and pots of herbs. It will be a "joyful" sight! I am anxious to smell the fresh dirt and feel the sun on my face! Thank you Lord for Springtime - new beginnings.

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    1. I hope you'll share some photos of your gardening accomplishments, Renee.

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  2. I absolutely love them both and I definitely think a window box would be charming under that window.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in, Sue. Hope you're feeling better.

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  3. I absolutely love them both and I definitely think a window box would be charming under that window.

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  4. I love window boxes. When we had a mural painted on the courtyard side of our city house, the artist included a beautiful window box - in bloom all year long.

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    1. I love murals and Trompe-l'œil, Charade. I bet the mural's window box was wonderful.

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  5. I love the cottage picture. I also love window boxes. Mine are mostly in the shade. I usualy use impatence in them because of the lack of sun. Yes, you need on on your cute little cottage.

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    1. I LOVE impatiens. So many gorgeous colors to choose from and no deadheading! Perfect.

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  6. Oh my gosh! Your petunias in that flower box were beautiful! Love them.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. The only problem with petunias is that they tend to get leggy 3/4 of the way through the season. I think the new wave petunias are the exception. But I did love those petunias and that flower box.

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  7. I love those blue shutters as well! And the ivy! The cottage of course is really charming.

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    1. Hi Marie. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  8. I am all in favour of window boxes and shutters. Gorgeous scenes welcome me to your blog today.

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