|Cape Spear Newfoundland|
To be honest I prefer the period homes of ordinary people and the simple decorating which reveals the household chores and organization that contribute to the cozy and homely result.
We visited the stunning province of Newfoundland for two weeks in August and took the drive out to Cape Spear many times. We were blessed with beautiful weather and there is perhaps no spot that you can imagine more beautiful: wide open ocean, whales frolicking in the distance, and a wind that will put the health back into you.
The old lighthouse at Cape Spear has been restored to its 1839 heyday. How about a little tour?
|Approaching the old lighthouse.|
|The parlour with the gorgeous wallpaper.|
Ready for visitors with tea things on the table.
|Another view of the front room or parlour.|
Beautiful windows, so simple with the geraniums on the sill.
|I must grow some geraniums!|
And hopefully not kill them.
|Laundry drying in front of the fire in the kitchen.|
|The best way to get the kids to do their homework?|
Have them do it in the kitchen!
Funny, this is still true.
|Adore this cupboard with a selection of platters, dishes and pitchers.|
Love the teal chair.
|More tools in the utility room.|
|Clearly 1839 was the age of DIY!|
The cozy bedroom of course:
|Wallpaper, linen curtains, blue and white ceramics.|
|The bed was fully curtained with grey wool!|
Gorgeous. Imagine tucking in here early to bed after a long day.