Monday, August 16, 2010

So when do we move in?

When I was little, my sister and I loved to look at all the pretty pictures from my mom's old Better Homes and Gardens magazines. As we looked through them we'd cut out our favorites, paste them in a spiral bound note book, and thus make our own version of a "Dream Home." It was an eclectic combination to say the least! I remember having two or three different houses in very exotic locations with room enough for all my friends and family. I still keep a similar note book of sorts in my head. When I see something I love about a home, I usually put it in my "dream house" memory file.

These days my "dream house" differs quite a bit from the ones my sister and I created years ago. What I dream about has evolved a bit. For starters, I don't have a whole room devoted to my dog Ribbons and I have since added a kitchen. I don't remember a kitchen even crossing my mind when designing my old dream homes.

So for the sake of reminiscing, here are some bits and pieces of my current "dream house" in my mind's notebook:

Of course I can't leave out Mr. Darcy's mansion. I mean for goodness sakes, I am a girl!

But the past few years, I dream more about a quaint cottage than anything else. I don't want something big, just a cozy place immersed in nature.


It is perfect in every way...

It has a little reading nook by the fireplace...

 A cozy living area...

Vintage details...

A lovely, clean bathroom that never gets dirty...

A quaint bedroom overlooking some spectacular scenery like this...

or this...

A "just big enough" kitchen that cleans up on its own after I cook fantastic meals...

A dinning room that also has a pretty view for me to gaze upon as I drink my morning coffee...

One of these...

And something like this in the garden area...

A fabulous deck for a small boat...

A dinning area in the garden...

And last, but not least...a TREE HOUSE!

Perfect for romantic getaways in our own back yard.

Now that you've visited, you have to admit this is the most perfect "dream house" you've ever seen. Yep, cue the heavy sigh. Of course if we actually lived here I don't think I'd ever want leave home, so maybe it is a good thing we don't. Or might that be a good thing? Hmm.



1 comment:

Jeanine said...

Um...so I saw the pic of Mr Darcy's home above in one of the "you might like this" teasers and in a flash of course I *clicked*

LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. this post!

My dream house to the tee, also!–vintage-ey cottage–ahh sigh...

While I wouldn't say no if I was asked to live at Pemberley...the reality of that is slightly less than acquiring a darling little cottage as shown above. So I shall continue to dream!

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