A cottage like this wasn't created overnight and it is still in the process of becoming although it feels like it is close to emerging into what it is going to be. The cottage officially has a House Whiskey. Once we finished up the Hibiki Harmony, I am reusing that beautiful bottle to store the house whiskey. The House Whiskey is 18 year old Glenmoragie which is pretty good stuff. There is nothing like ending the day with a large cup of Camomile tea and a shot of really good whiskey while listening to some Jazz and reading a good book.
As you can see I am adding house plants to the cottage and since they are ferns and tropical plants, I am working hard to keep the cottage with high humidity. This means being more thoughtful when I turn on the heat which brings down the humidity. It means not having it toasty in the morning, but waiting for the passive solar heat to come from the windows later in the day and making sure I keep the humidifier going earlier in the morning to later in the evening. The goal is to bring it up has high as I can and so when it goes down in the middle of the night it doesn't go down as far. Yesterday the cottage got up to 84 degrees with all the passive heat from the windows. If I lay off the heat in the morning, I can get the humidity up and only 74 degrees with passive heat.
Three more plants arrived today which and so I planted them in pots and hung them up with the macrame plant hangers. This will give a bit more of that Bohemian feel, but without going overboard about it. Plants are great to not only add a splash of green to a space but help with the air quality. If I can keep these 9 plants alive we may be able to find room for more over the years. There is plenty of room for hanging plants, so this could get interesting.
The next element will include hanging crystals and indoor chimes.
As I have mentioned before, I am into spaces that have layers of elements that have accumulated over the years and everything has a place to be and where it belongs. After years of dreaming and planning, it is finally coming together.