When we traveled to Ireland many years ago we stayed in thatched cottages sometimes rather than the hotels. I love the ambiance of the cottages much more. This is how the Irish live: thatched cottages, linens and lace in almost every single window and sparkling clean windows even in the rain!
I use white lace lavishly around my home. This is NOT a picture of my home but similar to things I do.
Lace over pitchers to keep the flying insects out is a beautiful way to fend them off.
Not only white lace but white bows acting as "hangers." I've even used hubby's old ties to look like a hanger for a picture.
And, of course, mantels covered in exquisite antique vintage lace.
An easy-to-make clothes hanger skirt is also a luxury.
A lovely window vignette.