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Literary Friday: Country Living Cottage Style

Friday, December 9, 2011


This week I read Country Living Cottage Style by Marie Proeller Hueston. Basically it is a book with some favorite cottage homes that have appeared in the pages of Cottage Living Magazine over the years as well as other books published by Country Living.  I think Hueston did a great job choosing which homes and rooms to feature in the book, and I thought it was a delight to read.  I knew with a cover like that it must be a special book!  What I like most about this book is that it features several home tours, including this one:


I love this dining room from a California cottage!  It is timeless.  Most of the homes featured do have that quality about them.  Because many of the homes have been featured previously, I would suggest you check it out from the library first if you own several books published by Country Living.  If you don't, order it!  This one is a keeper!

I also read Clockwork Angel {again} because the second book in Cassandra Clare's Infernal Devices series, Clockwork Prince, was released this week.  I have been very excited about this book, and I cannot wait to start reading it this weekend.

Until next time...

Happy reading!
Ricki Jill


  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I am a big fan of Country Living magazine and will have to check this book out.

    Have a great day.

  2. It's so cute and eclectic/country. I love it.

  3. Wow... I want to get this book!

  4. Very pretty dining room, but our family certainly wouldn't fit in there. The mixture of fibers/colors works well in this setting.

  5. Hi Jill. I love Country Living magazine too so I'm sure this book will be beautiful. The photo tells me I will love everything inside. I will look for it.
    I'm sure you are getting ready to welcome your daughter home for the Christmas break. Enjoy your weekend.

    The French Hutch

  6. oohhhh nice. That diningroom certainly speaks to it.

  7. Hi Ricki Jill,
    I just love, love, love the cottage style. This book is definitely one I'd love to get my little hands on :-) Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  8. Thats one of my favorite dining rooms too, I have it from a magazine!

  9. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I love your blog and that book looks wonderful.

  10. Oh darn you now I want to buy that book. Looks so very enjoyable. I could spend a day in it.

  11. This looks like a wonderful book. I love the beautiful room you featured!

  12. that photo! Must check out the book! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie


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