Welcome Cottage Friends.
Did you notice the new look of A Joyful Cottage?
More and more readers had been asking if the pretty cottage in the old header was a photo of our home.
Old Header Photo
I explained that it's a photo I took of The Fawnbrook Inn in Allenspark, Colorado, where Captain and I were married four years ago. The inn, owned by our good friends, epitomizes a charming cottage and was the inspiration for my blog's title. At any rate, I felt it was time to revamp the blog and design a new header sans the original photo.
|New Header Photo Collage|
The new header is a pictorial status of our life right now. If you've been following A Joyful Cottage the past year, you know we sold our Colorado cottage last July.
|Colorado Cottage Christmas 2012|
We then headed to Oregon and traveled all over the state for five weeks before deciding to settle in the northeast region.
|One of the beautiful ranches nearby.|
We rented an apartment, and the hunt for a cottage began. After making five offers on existing homes, we decided it would be best for us to have a cottage built. We found a lot with an existing shop, and closed escrow on April 1.
|The lot has an existing shop which will be renovated for Captain's studio.|
Then we began designing our cottage.
|Copious cups of coffee are consumed during the design process.|
Captain, a retired architect, says we're designing our cottage together. I bring him all my inspirational photos and ideas, and he draws the plans. As far as I can tell, I've got the better end of the deal.
Would you like to see a bird's eye view of our new cottage?
I thought so.
|That's me in the yard waving to you.|
Captain drew and colored this rendering just for me to share with you. In upcoming posts I'll give you an up close and personal look at the cottage plans, and I'll share the steps we took to get to this point. You may be surprised at some of the things I reveal.
I'm sharing at these lovely parties:
Amaze Me Monday at Dwellings
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
You're Gonna Love it Tuesday at Kathe with an EWow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsome Life
Share Your Cup Thursday at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Home Sweet Home at The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage