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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

crushing on cottages

I am in love with cottages and bungalows. They always feel so serene.

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I literally spend hours looking at photos of cottages. I love porches where you can sit and rock, where neighbors stop by to chat, where you can work on all those little projects you've been wanting to finish. (most of my projects are still in the imagination stage)


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It would definitely be okay not to have a porch if you could step right out your front door onto an old brick paved street,


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or how about walking out your front door to this. It is so unbelievably amazing that it doesn't even seem real. Does someone actually get to live here? Of course my first thought was how do you water those flowers in the boat. Maybe it rains a lot there.


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Okay, that was a real flight of fancy. 

I think cottages with picket fences and cutting beds are the best.


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This is my absolute favorite. Not only does it have the porch, the picket fence, and the flower beds, it has a rose covered trellis. Absolute perfection.


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Yep, I am definitely crushing on cottages.

Oh, and I actually decided to create something last night. It does happen occasionally. I'm not finished with it yet, but as soon as I get it done and if it turns out not to be some wonky thing I will definitely share it. 

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23 comments:

  1. I really love that first cottage. And, that boat filled with flowers! Oh my!

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    1. I like that first cottage cottage too, Michelle. It is very simple and is probably considered a bungalow. :)

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  2. They're all just perfect and charming.

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  3. Such lovely cottages. I would love to live in one too, just like the first photo. ;) Perfection.

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    1. The first one is wonderfully simple and charming, Pamela :)

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  4. Love all of these pics. First one is my fave!

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  5. The cottage on the water is my favorite.

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    1. It is so very old world. Of course it is in France. :)

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  6. they look cute but with a lot of maintenance, too. no time for projects. :)

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  7. Hi Laura....Oh, that last one is a heart-stopper.

    But the first isn't so bad, either!

    I'd need storage room, though, unless I got rid of a ton of "stuff."

    Come to think of it, that might not be such a bad idea. ha haha Susan

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    1. I would be happy to fit my things into any of these. :)

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  8. I love cute cottages too. I think they are so welcoming looking. They are certainly easier on the wallet too!

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    1. Perfect size for a single person for sure :)

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  9. Oh, these are all just gorgeous! A girl can dream (sigh) :)
    Susan

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  10. The cottages all look very inviting!

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  11. Laura, I loved that post as I'm crushing on cottages just like you. I always say that if I have a car accident someday it'll be because I was looking at a cottage by the road. NOw would you believe the cottage on the riverside with the flowers in the boat is in a little village called Pontrieux, about an hour from my own cottage. It does rain quite a lot here, so watering the flowers isn't a problem, and they are usually put in the boat right before the village's fair, so they are still pretty for that day!
    Magali

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