Before I bought, My Old Historic House, here in Clarksville,Missouri, I owned and restored a little country cottage. It was a frame home, white with a shingled roof and shutters. There was a double lot and I had made the most wondermus cottage garden, complete with picket fence, arbors and rock paths leading to a little pond with a covered foot bridge.I had all my favorite flowers like, peony, roses, holly hocks and snowballs. I lived in St. Louis at that time and came and spent the weekends at the cottage. Like the big Victorian house I have now, the cottage was a run down mess when I found it. I have a way about wanting to save all the old houses I see. After spending a year and way to much money, the sweet little cottage was done. I spent a couple of years there and then I found the mother house. To afford the big house, I had to sell the cottage. it was bitter sweet, but in the end, the Victorian Mansion won.
Going through boxes of pictures looking for something I came across these photos of the cottage. These were taken before I had a digital camera and before I knew about photo shop or Picasa. So I scanned them on my printer today. Downloaded them to a file on the computer and tried to clean them up. They are much better than they were, but still not real quality. I just thought it might be fun to share them with you today. I did a country shabby chic look for the interior. I have never been a lover of all the white, as I like color to much. There was a mixture of country, french and shabby furniture. Lots of wicker thrown in for fun. You can kinda make out most of it and see it was fun. I had an estate sale and sold most of the stuff, some I put in my shop and sold. A few pieces I kept for the big house.
Sorry the pictures are not better. Have fun and I hope you enjoy one of my former homes. Come see me and Sissy Dog some time. I will leave the lights on and Sissy will always meet you with a jump and a kiss.