Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Be Our Guest

 The galvanized water troughs in front of our wine country vacation rental finally got planted and what a difference it makes.

They added a lot of curb appeal, taking the cottages from bland to Wow!

I chose white Iceberg roses and decorative grasses for the containers, and also planted two cypress trees on either side of the gate.

Although there is still more to do to the cottage, it looks very charming and comfortable.

 Last weekend we stayed here to see how comfortable it is for our guests, making lists of items we had forgotten, like tin foil, serving platters, a can opener, etc.

We lounged around the living room, unplugged and with nothing to do but read!
Old school style.
You know, read a book?

It was very relaxing after a day of shopping for the cottage and attempting to hang cafe lights, which is another story!

I thought they would add to the breezeway, but it proved to be too much of a challenge...

 I chose high thread count sheets for the beds as well as high quality, comfortable mattresses, but until you actually spend the night here, there's no way of knowing whether the beds truly are comfortable.
So far, so good!

 I'm hoping to add a hot tub later, but for now the only amenity is the vineyard view...

 ...and just the beauty and quiet of the wine country.
Very romantic!

Interested in renting a vacation rental in the wine country?
Be our guest!

(Ivy and Elephants is hosting What's It Wednesday and you can find me there, along with many others.)
I'm also partying at Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday!

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Christine Williams said...

Hi Delores!
I love your blog and LOVE your homes and your design style. I truly do.
How do we go about findin rental info on your charming cottage? A friends bday is coming up in January and we are looking for a wine country stay.
Clayton, CA

vignette design said...

Hi Christine,
Send me an email: and I'll give you the details! Thanks! ~Delores

Sarah said...

Delores, it is totally charming. I think we need to plan a trip to the wine country. I'll be in touch if we do! ~ Sarah

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Always a good idea to try your guest accommodations. The cabin is so charming. Wish we could make the trip.

Yes, darn blogger needs to clear the feedburner problem up!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I just noticed yours did update in my blogroll.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day said...

What a wonderful job you have done of creating a welcoming and relaxing home away from home for blessed visitors. The beautiful wine country is so different from where I live in the deep south, that it is entrancing. Thank you for the invitation. I would love to think we could accept it one day.

Kathysue said...

Omgosh, How I LOVE what you have done in your guest cottage. You have a very special touch D!!
xo Kathysue

Unknown said...

Gorgeous cottage!! I could so relax there! Lovely home and a view that is unbelievable! Thanks for sharing!!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Deloris, that's a very charming guest cottage. I bet you had loads of fun decorating it; I know I would. Thank you for showing it off; it was lovely to see.

Melanie said...

Your rental cottage is absolutely gorgeous. I would stay there in a heartbeat and never tire of that view. Problem is, I'd never want to leave!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful inside and out!!

Jojo said...

It looks wonderful and a testament to good taste. Thanks for sharing.

Mike & Terry said...

Love your blog. Your vacation rental looks so inviting. We love visiting Napa, but usually stay in our RV at the EXPO RV Park. We would love to find an alternative RV location in a more rural location near Napa--have you ever thought about putting in a few RV sites near your vacation rental?

Burlap Luxe said...

Hi again Delores, after visit your birdcage post that was so inspiring I now and commenting you on the planters. I so want to get some galvanized water troff and do something like this here. They look fabulous !


Mumbai said...

What a romantic hidden place and I imagine the troughs already with patina and all the roses and herb lavish. Wonderful.

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