Friday, July 8, 2011

Mississippi Cottage

This is the view from laying on the bed looking out the window. It was so much fun to watch the boats go up and down the Mississippi River at night.

My very favorite room of the house...THE PORCH! I spent all of my evenings lounging on the porch while sipping wine and reading books.

This is the back view of the cottage. I loved the little BBQ. My husband grilled shrimp and I made a fantastic shrimp salad with feta cheese and the works. With a good bottle of red wine and the sunset it was the best.

After we returned from touring all those beautiful plantation homes we would flop into these Adirondack chairs and chat. We'd have our favorite New Orleans jazz bands playing softly over the speakers. Just enough for background music but not loud enough that you couldn't hear the crickets.

When you sat in the rockers on the platform you'd see the bridge that connects Mississippi and Louisiana. The middle of the river was the state line so when we looked over the embankment we were looking at Louisiana.

Our views of the sunset were amazing. We had some of the most gorgeous sunsets. I love this picture.

Here's another view of the Mississippi. You can see that it's still flooded by looking at the trees across the river. They say it'll be coming back down by mid July. Everything across the river is Louisiana. We are on the Mississippi side.

Hope y'all enjoyed my pictures


Jo said...

I was so excited to see your name this morning in my comments ~ you've been missed!

I'd love to join you for a glass of wine in one of those chairs enjoying the beautiful view.


marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, this definitely looks like paradise. I would love to be there. What a fabulous place. The view is unreal. So glad you got to enjoy.

I got tickled also at your comment about hitting a brick wall in your DR. I thought I was the only one that did that. I just usually get out a few decor books and then look for something totally different than what I have going on and start to play. Some things work and some things don't, but I usually have a new perspective. Good luck, Hugs, Marty

Ruth said...

The cottage is adorable. And it looks so relaxing.

GamecockQueen said...

That is so beautiful!! What a cute cottage.

I really do wish you lived closer-we have so many of the same interests.

BTW, being able to see Louisiana while being in Mississippi reminds me of A Walk to Remember w/ Mandy Moore where she wants to be in two places at once so they stand on the state line. Cute movie.

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