Loving Lately πŸ›

This week I am seriously loving my new B&B. It’s perfect; charming, cozy and inviting. The warm seasonal fruit muffins are fresh from the oven and ready to serve. Owen is stoking the fire in the idyllically welcoming front lobby… It’s all in my head of course; my new dream.

It’s a natural transition really. If you’ve followed me for any length of time you know that I’ve long yearned for a cafΓ© and small farm. Except, I don’t think I do anymore; one of those “unanswered prayers” type of things. In reality, I’m much more of a homebody. A cafΓ© is a real commitment! Maybe, just maybe, something like this coffee station from In Your Back Pocket is more my pace?

I’ve really got this desire that won’t go away… So I’ve been scouring the internet for articles on starting a Bed and Breakfast, a dog with a bone I am. And I came along a great piece from entrepreneur.com (also responsible for my lovely featured image) that includes some great start up ideas. Oh, and I am deep into fantasy land. Look at how cute these welcoming baskets are from embellishedweddings.com!

Some people pay so much attention to the details! These signs from The House of Smiths Designs are over-the-top.

I know you’re thinking, “Sadie, you hate to do laundry!” That’s true. But in my defense, towels and sheets are the first things I tackle on laundry day. (They’re the easiest to put away!) And I’m in dream mode right now… So let’s just focus on fun things like all of the sunshine pouring into this dining room found at bedandbreakfast.com.

And these ridiculously cute Mini Dutch Babies with Lemon Curd and Blueberries from Nerds with Knives.

Can you imagine how great it would be to serve those at my B&B? I would be beaming! …And I could stock a little community refrigerator for my guests to help themselves… it might look something like this from Live Simply by Annie:

Honestly, I think my chickens would just add to the charm. And obviously the eggs would be useful… this photo by Dreams Gather Here explains it all.

A delicious breakfast is a given… but equally important is the comfort of my guests. For the “bed” part of “bed and breakfast”, theBERRY.com has some really good ideas. I mean, I’d want to sleep here:

And who wouldn’t want to relax and enjoy a good soak in this tub captured by ollebosse?

Food for thought: Perhaps “Sadie’s Nest” is not just the name of my blog?

Please excuse me while I think about that all day.

20 comments

  1. Sadie, you know, I can just imagine you running a B&B. You would be a fantastic hostess! You really read my mind let me tell you! This week I was thinking the same thing. Although it’s still a big thing to start and maintain, a B&B is not like running a full-blown hotel, or a restaurant/cafe’. During our trip to Seattle, way back in 2002, J and I stayed at a beautiful B&B. The room was so charming, so comfortable and we also had a real working fireplace. Breakfast then was something else. We had the most amazing pancakes I have ever tasted, salmon omelettes and loads of homemade warm bread, jams and compottes. Our hosts were lovely and it was one of the most enjoyable weeks ever. Maybe someday I will visit you at your future B&B…who knows?! πŸ™‚

  2. SARAH! I just decided this morning I wanted to start a bed and breakfast LOL My sister is staying over tonight, so I washed the sheets & towels, made the beds, lit candles, and baked some scones…and it just hit me! I say let’s do itπŸ‘πŸ»….wait, do you think it’s more complicated than that? πŸ€”
    The point is: I support you…and please
    hire me 😘

  3. I would say the location of the Bed and Breakfast would be important… But I sure do like talking to strangers.. so that could be fun! Maybe this is how we spend retirement…

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