Monday, January 5, 2009

Remembering Little Cottage

I'm so very cold here!
Isn't that strange coming from a girl who lived in Colorado for 4 years.
Well, it is a different kinda of cold, it's a cold that finds every little, bitty exposed piece of skin. It is a damp, bone chilling cold.
And as much I like the little cottage, it is a bit drafty.


I decided I would share some pictures of the cottage from the summer.
Of the days that I would sit in the wicker rocking chair, looking at the new Victoria magazine and dreaming about how I would decorate the Victorian chicken house.

Remember the Cottage Kitchen?

Remember how I had to paint the walls because they were bright lime green?

Remember the beautiful door knobs?

Remember the beautiful pocket doors?

Remember the nice and tall dining room ceiling?


I remember beautiful summer days, rocking on the porch.
I was recovering from the convoy of the move.


I remember planting my Clematis and little rose bush.
They were so glad to stick their little toes
back into the soil.


I remember the farm auction. The first one I had been to in over ten years. It was so hot! I had fun though, eating a hot dog and bidding on this cute wicker table, a wicker rocker, and my chandelier!


I remember dreaming about where I was going to put this in the new house.
Now she is painted and all her prisms are sparkling.
She is at the new house getting ready to be put in the breakfast room.
~*~
Good Ole Days of Summer, how I miss thee!
I do like the four seasons, but I think I enjoy summer the most!
Our days at the Cottage are coming to an end.
Even Lindsey has mentioned how the little cottage sure has been nice...
We walked to the library
Befriended the neighbors & their cats
Rocked on the porch and read books
and hit the garage sales
I will definitely be coming back for the garage sales!
~*~
Have a cozy, winter evening...
Jill

17 comments:

Rambling Girl said...

I remember this from the summer...I can't wait to see your new home...I have been waiting patiently though.

Happy New Year Jill!

Beth

Dawnie said...

wow--I want SUMMER! those are beautiful pictures of beautiful place. I can picture me enjoying the wicker with a favorite magazine..iced tea and sugar cookies!

Rue said...

Hi Jill :)

I'm so sorry you lost your blog! I'm glad you have your pictures though and it was great to go down memory lane :)

I love your little cottage and I hope someone will love it like you did.

I can't wait to see your new house all moved into!

Happy New Year!
rue

Smilingsal said...

I can understand your longing for summertime. I hate the cold.

salmagundi said...

Jill-- You are a true home lover! The care that you put into your temporary home shows so much love. Now on to the finalization of your dream home - what a thrill for you. It's cold here, too; but, I know, it isn't a wet cold like there. Stay warm - have a wonderful week. Sally

southerninspiration said...

Oh, Jill!! I am with you on those doors and doorknobs!!! They were gorgeous! I'm sad that those kinds of things are no longer used in new homes!
My fav. is def. not summer! I'm talking about TX summer though, and it's mighty hot! Summer somewhere more reasonable might be very good!
Thanks for the pics and the reminder about the little cottage. It was a beaut!
Suzanne

Carrie said...

What great pictures I am so glad you got your blog back!

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

Well I hadn't allowed myself to even think about summer until I saw your pictures...your beautiful, beautiful pictures! Lovely home.
Nice to meet you! :)
Donna

Kim@ForeverWherever said...

Well, now you are all set for new things in the new year! We have just moved and I understand your thoughts on what you did have!
Have a wonderful new year!

Shelia said...

Oh, Jill, how I love your little cottage!
Be a sweetie and Happy New Year!
Shelia :)

southerninspiration said...

I left you a little award on my blog so come on over and see. It might bring back some of your blog readers from before, or some new ones!!1

Suzanne

Liz said...

MO is a damp cold! I remember! ewwww
burrrrr!

Don't foget to remember the chicken house.... : ) Love it!

~Liz

Tam said...

Stalked over to say HI and hope all is going well!

Debbie said...

I love this cottage and I'm sure you'll miss it, but a new home will be so much fun. Enjoy!
Debbie

Kim's Treasures said...

Beautiful photos!!! I love your style! I understand the difference in cold. We use to live in Michigan's U.P. and the cold there was more bearable than the damp bone chilling cold of Southeastern Lower Michigan.

Looking forward to more photos of your new home!

Kim

Sharon said...

Oh, little cottage has a great big dose of beauty going for it!! Character and history, too. I love it. Glad you shared the photos again so I could see them. Just thinking of summer makes me happy! Thanks Sharon

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Jill,
Welcome back! I am sorry you lost your blog!! But so glad to see you up and running again. I can't wait to see your new home after you have moved in. Your chandelier is beautiful!

I see you have my Lavender Hill Studio Blog on your side bar. Could you add my other one, www.thecomfortsofhome.blogspot.com

Thanks!
I have added yours to my favorites, I don't know why it was missing....

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