Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Good friends, good times

 Imagine the beautiful Virginia countryside, a long winding drive past a few large beautiful homes and sleek, well fed horses.  At the end of the drive a welcoming, gracious Southern home and just beyond that a calm and peaceful lake.
Sigh, I have to admit I did a little happy dance when I saw my friends home and where I would be staying for a few nights.
Lynn, The Vintage Nest, came out to greet me.  I was sooo happy to see her. After "knowing" her via the internet for over 3 years it was good to meet her "up close and personal".
We went inside and I met her husband, a gentleman
 with a temperament similar to my Sweeties....calm, quiet, gracious and smart. I met Ben, a beautiful and very well mannered golden retriever and Mouse the sweetest cat.
   We had supper and I found out that Lynn is a great cook... who knew !!!  So now my little happy dance is a full out jubilee :) .

I could write a book about their hospitality and Lynn's beautiful home.  She has decorated in what I call  "restrained elegance".  It's a bit eclectic, French Country, cottage and, even though it is large, cozy.  There is a view of the lake from every room.  My bedroom had two skylights as well as the beautiful view.                                                                  

No wonder she has such a precious hen house, she just has great taste and an eye for lovely things.

 Gentle Ben ... a reflection of his owners temperaments and a very sweet companion.
 Sweet little Mouse...she is a tiny thing and I was told she wasn't all that sweet :)) but she was on her best behavior while I was there.
 The EAT sign is in the kitchen looking to the dining room and then to the screened in side porch.  There is also a wonderful deck on the back of the house. The living room has a view of the lake and the swimming pool.   I decided not to take/show many photos of her lovely home to respect her privacy and to allow her to show what she wants ya'll to see.  You'll just have to trust me when I say it is a wonderful home.

Lynn and I spent a night at a B & B in Leesburg and did a little shopping.  That's for another post with photos. I just had a wonderful time and thank Lynn and her Sweetie for welcoming me to their beautiful home. (())


Debbie said...

If the hen house is that cute, I can't even imagine the real house!
It all sounds really lovely and very much my cup of tea.

Jane said...

What a wonderful account of a terrific visit. How sweet that you two became such good friends. I love hearing about how blogging buddies meet up.

mya said...

Well, yes, I would like to walk around and look in every room, but I do understand your having respect for her privacy.

Francie, if you accept awards there is a Happy Award for you on my blog. If not that is okay, this is just my way of saying that I enjoy your happy blog.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

So neat to meet friends from blogland. Such beautiful property.
Love the hen house!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You little stinker....you were taking photos all over the place and I never knew it. Would you be my photographer from now on? The horses names are Bama and Lacy. Mouse says a squeaky hi and Ben is sleeping by my feet right now. Quesadillas for supper tonight. Want to join us....oops...I forgot, Mexican is not your favorite. :) Finished up the apple caramel cake yesterday. I think I may have to make another for Thanksgiving. yum! xoxo

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Ah darlin' ... I bet YOUR quesadillas would change my mind!
I would LOVE to be your photographer, let me pack my bags and send some furniture up.....:))
Ohhh that cake...you need to share that recipe !!!
Bama and Lucy...they are just beautiful.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Francie. What a beautiful spread Lynn has. It's looks so peaceful and she and her husband sound like good people as we say here in the South. Now I have to go visit her too. A new blogger to get to know. Thanks for sharing your fun with us.

Hugs...Tracy :)

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Hi francie,
looks like such a relaxing trip. I wish you could have packed me in your bags. Boy I need a VACA!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful photos! I'm so glad we can take lots of pics when we travel to remember the special times! ♥