Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Planning Our New Cottage and Cottage Style Magazine

It's been too many days since my last post; a writing commitment had me stuck with my nose in MS Word.  Now that the work is finished and submitted, I can get back to what I like most. . . spending time here with you.

Captain Dennis has been working on plans for our new cottage.  Prior to his retirement to pursue art full-time, he was a successful architect, so I know he'll do a smashing job with the design.  It's fun to collaborate with him. 


I've been Googling, pinning, collecting and printing inspiration like a mad woman.  Every time I mention something I'd like to have in our cottage to Captain, he answers, "Show me a photo."  I'm wondering if I might need to take out a loan for printer ink.

One thing I know for certain, there's more than enough inspiration via all the fabulous home and garden blogs I read.  Speaking of which, I was thrilled to see Jennifer Grey's home featured in the Spring/Summer issue of Cottage Style magazine.





If you haven't discovered Jennifer's blog The Old Painted Cottage, you're missing out.  She's a remarkable woman with dynamite taste.  I love her style, and always look forward to her Cottage of the Month feature.

I'll be sharing more about our new home in the days ahead.  I should tell you that it will be a true cottage in the sense that it will be small, and a single story.  Bigger than our last home of 640 sf. The plan's current version is about 860 sf. 

What are you working on this week?

Joyfully yours,

14 comments:

  1. This is exciting, Nancy! It must be so much fun to work with a totally blank slate. The possibilities are truly endless...even in 860sq feet! Our first home was 900 sq feet, but it lived large, even with kids and a kitty cat! Enjoy the process! :)

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    1. Thanks, Kim. This is my first time to build a new home. In the past it's always been remodeling someone else's remuddle, and I've done more of that then I can count. Starting from scratch is a lot more fun.

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  2. What fun, my favorite thing is the creation . . . enjoy this time Nancy . . .

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  3. Oh, I'm so excited. I can't wait to see more of that cottage of yours!

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    1. Thank you Magali. I'm looking forward to sharing the journey. I'm also excited about your kitchen remodel, and can hardly wait to see what you finally come up with. I know it will be great.

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  4. How exciting! You'll have to show pictures of the whole process.

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    1. Oh, Barb, you know I will! Probably to the point of ad nauseam. ;)

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  5. I am new to your blog and am glad to have found it! Looks like I am getting in on the ground floor of your new cottage plans. Looking forward to seeing how it all turns out!

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  6. Nancy, I can't wait to see how fabulous your cottage will be! Hubby laughed at me when we were finishing our basement. I showed the cabinet guy 6 or 7 photos. I think he appreciated it and when he drew up the plans they were just what I wanted. Pictures do help. I must get that magazine! I have not visited Jennifers blog in a while, but it is fabulous!
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I love your basement, Jann. As I've said before, I could move right in there and be happy as a clam. :)

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  7. Sounds very exciting! Hubby and I would like to move out in the country (somewhere) and build a little cabin. Ah, someday. :)

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    1. Sheila, it's funny you should mention "a little cabin". Our last home, which I mentioned was 640 sf, was in the Colorado Rockies on 1/2 acre. My husband called it a "cabin". I called it a "cottage". We compromised and called it the "cab-age". :) I hope one day you do get your cabin in the country.

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