Snow Day At The Gatehouse

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Last March I took a set of outfit pictures in front of our gatehouse, but then the garden was filled with daffodils and the sun was shining...this year it's a different picture. Our garden hasn't really started to bloom and the sunshine seems months away. It's crazy to think I've spent nearly three years living in the gatehouse now; three years of watching the seasons change while perched on our window seat--three years of finding clothes to match the cheerful front door (mostly joking; I have a thing for yellow clothes beyond matching the door)! We have no plans on moving, but I know we won't live here forever and I plan on our next home having a similarly happy front door. It makes a real difference to come home to a house that is so bright and welcoming. Sometimes it seems a little too comfortable, especially for an introvert like myself. It's hard to tempt me outside on a gloomy day. Even in the snow it's a cozy-looking miniature castle inviting you inside to warm up by the radiator. The coziness was much appreciated when I was finished snapping these pictures, escaping indoors again to kick off my boots and wet beret and curl up with a book... gatehouse snowgatehouse
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14 comments:

  1. Such a lovely set of photos, I really love the colours! The shade of yellow you're wearing is a must for spring... and well, any time! ❤️

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  2. Beautiful!! Love the yellow! Will you ever show us the inside of the gatehouse? Would so love to see it!!

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    1. I have thought about sharing the inside more lately--and I do sometimes share the occasional picture from our living room, or video/boomerang on IG shot in the living room, but overall it's sort of this privacy thing for me. I share so much of my life online--even my wedding pictures ended up here, although I sort of wanted to keep those private as well tbh--so having the inside of my home being private is a really easy boundary to maintain, like it's a clear line in the sand if that makes sense. And I think a lot of people when they do open up their homes then it becomes part of the image, like does this closet look photo worthy, will the decor in our living room look nice in photographs and it's less driven by personal preference and what feels good to them if they knew they weren't going to be critiqued for their decor choices. So by keeping it private it also becomes one part of my life that isn't under a microscope (and I admit many times the microscope is self-inflicted!). Like I know sometimes I'll get comments that people don't like the shoes I chose or coat or something, but right now I can put any old decoration in my house and never wonder as I'm choosing it "will someone leave a comment that they hate this?" Anyway, LONG answer, but that's how it is for me. Maybe I should just write a blog post with all of my thoughts on it one day :p

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    2. Oh, yes, totally get this. I'm so sorry I asked; I would certainly never want to show off the inside of my house on the internet!!

      God bless.

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    3. No worries, I think it's a very natural question especially when I do take pictures of the outside, so I don't mind you asking. I just appreciate that you understand my reasons :)

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  3. I love the way you work out yellow ^^.

    Sora | http://dangerouslyme.com/

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  4. Amazing photos! How is it possible that you didn't freeze with naked legs in the snow?

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    1. I'm wearing sheer tights, so they're not actually bare and to be honest that few inches of skin between dress and fleece socks and wellies wasn't noticeable. My hands got quite cold without gloves on, but my legs didn't feel the cold at all, my hands and feet tend to be more sensitive, but my legs aren't as much :)

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  5. These photos are so gorgeous Rebecca! And I think making a clear boundary for yourself re: your home is a smart choice. It really is hard figuring those things out when one is a "blogger" and so much of us are online...

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  6. These photos are so magical, what a cute house
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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  7. Your coat is so perfect, and the colours in these pictures are so beautiful and warm :'-)

    Lilly xoxo

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  8. Awww it's so pretty there in the snow. You look so cute!

    -Jacqueline
    Jackieomy.com

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  9. LOVE THE POP OF YELLOW IN THE SNOW!

    you look amazing<3


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  10. these pictures are so cute! and i love that dungaree dress. xx

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