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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Enchanting Cottage - Part One

Once upon a time there was an artist named Steve
who lived in a cottage.
 
 
 
Steve was no ordinary artist
 
 
and Steve's cottage was no ordinary cottage.
 
 
 
Oh, it may have been ordinary at one time,
 
perhaps even plain.
 
But that was before Steve found the
 
plain little cottage and began to transform it
 
into The Enchanting Cottage.
 
 
One day Captain, the husband of Cottage Lover, came home
 
from a visit with  Steve.
 
"Cottage Lover," Captain said to his beloved wife,
 
"The Enchanting Cottage is unbelievable.
 
You must see it. I'll take you there.
 
And you absolutely, positively must take your camera."
 
 
 
 
So Captain and Cottage Lover
 
paid a visit to  Steve
 
and The Enchanting Cottage.
 
And Cottage Lover took her camera.
 

 
When  Cottage Lover walked into
 
The Enchanting Cottage
 
her cottage-loving heart skipped a beat.
 
 
 
For everywhere Cottage Lover looked
 
she discovered
 
something wondrous.
 
 
 
 
 
Something glorious.
 
 
 


Something. . .enchanting.
 



Every nook.

 

 
Every cranny.
 
 
 
Every corner
 
 brought smiles of delight to Cottage Lover's lips.
 
 
To be continued. . .
 
 
 
 
 
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39 comments:

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    1. I'm glad you're interested. It's quite a place.

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  2. I love this! Such a lovely story to go with the photos. :-) Looks like a place I'd like to wander around too.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. It's a joy to share this cottage.

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  3. How charming! He is truly an artist. I adore that front door!

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    1. He is, indeed. Pretty amazing, and wait until you see the rest of his cottage, Kim. it really is unbelievable.

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  4. You are so fortunate to have visited the enchanting cottage!

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  5. Nancy, dear, I was missing you!
    It's great to be here!
    How have you been?

    A beautiful post, you got us!
    So pleasing to the eye ...
    A beautiful cottage. Rich in detail.

    Have a beautiful Wednesday and God bless!

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    1. Thank you, Karin. I'm on my way now to catch up with you. :)

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  6. Ahhhh, I can't wait for more . . .

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    1. I kind of think you'll like what's coming, Lynne. ;)

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  7. no, non, no......you can't do this to us! Just giving us a little taste! UGH! ;-)

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    1. :) I'm sorry. Hopefully, it will be worth the wait.

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    1. Yes, Susan, the cottage is full of whimsy. Thanks for visiting. :)

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  9. Oh, that is amazing...I would love to see it in person and cannot wait to see what else you have to show.

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    1. I have so much to show that I had to do it in parts, Rose. You'll love the rest of it, I know.

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  10. How could you bear to leave that magical place?

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    1. It was difficult, Maureen. I kinda wanted to move right in. ;)

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  11. you are right it is enchanting and lovely.

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    1. I'm glad you think so. I hope you'll come back to see the rest of the cottage. Have a great day.

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    1. My pleasure, Magali. Thanks for visiting.

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  13. Looking forward to the continuation!

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    1. Thanks, Laurel. The best Is yet to come. :)

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  14. Gorgeous . . . I cannot wait for part 2 :)

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  15. Love this cottage! Filled with so many unique things! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jann, and for your nice comment. Have a great weekend. xx

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  16. What's not to love! The doors and stained glass windows are gorgeous!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. I feel the same way.

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  17. So interesting! Whoever created these carvings really loved this home.

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    1. Steve's a very talented artist. His home is a reflection of his creative passion. Thanks for stopping by.

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  18. What a wonderous place to visit and how inspiring too.

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  19. There are just no words to describe how seeing this made me feel!!!! I ADORE Arts & Crafts movement/Art Nouveau!!!! This has to be the most amazing little cottage there ever was! How delightful that you know the owner, and were allowed to share this with all of us. Heading on to Part II.....

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  20. Wonderful posts...I just completed part one and part two! You are so gifted with words, and the pictures are just lovely. Makes me feel like I am there...taking a tour...right along with you. God bless you for sharing the wonder! Love, Cheryl

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  21. What an amazing cottage! It is so magical and you are a great storyteller.

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