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?