Friday, November 20

I don't live in a cottage, so I collect them instead

  When I was five years old I found my dream house. It was on my way to school, I walked past it every day and imagined life there...with my husband Frankie M. (kinder garden classmate), my baby Julie (named after Mary Poppins) and our kitty(now deceased).  It was a sweet yellow cottage with a pitched wood-shingle roof, window boxes, dutch door and a sweet garden. My tastes never changed, my life sure did though. Instead of that cute cottage in California, I live in a 80's era subdivision... in Texas... with Kevin M. & 3 kids... none named Julie.


Life is good, but I still have my dreams!


The Green Pea said...

I like your post of the cute cottages. That is a wonderful collections. sandi

helle - said...

Such wonderful cottages and memories too. Good to have a dream, but it doesn´t always have to come true...


Karen said...

I am so thrilled to see your collection of cottages. I should post my collection. It's small but much like yours.
You know, Mary Engelbreit (I'm never sure how to spell her last name!) wrote about the cottage-style home (it was large though) that she walked by as a child. She bought it a few years back! Who ever gets to do that? If you find one of her books that she published several years ago you can see it.
I need to look for my pictures. They would make a great photo grouping in my newly-remodeled downstairs area.
Love this!
Ladybug Creek


Cozy cottages! ~ Angela

Rita said...

Hi Lisa,
love your post. I've enjoyed reading about your childhood memories and wishes and adore your cottage collection.
I'm still looking for the house of my dreams... Live in a 70 sq m apartment and I'm dreming of finding a larger house with a cute small garden where to plant herbs and flowers... got to wait for a falling star.

Katies Rose Cottage said...

I just love cottages too ~ I think my ultimate cottage would be just like in a Thomas Kinkade painting ~
A girl can dream ~

Anonymous said...

Did it have green trim? Because if it did, we walked past the same dreamy house! :)

Don't give up hope. If while living in the burbs working software jobs, someone had told me that Hubby & I would be building a cottage ourselves in the middle of the woods in our mid-50s, I would have laughed. Dreams can come true! :)

Lovely cottage collection BTW!

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Love your cottages, I have a few myself. Think I lived in one in a past life, think thats why I'm so drawn to them. HeeHee
Had a great time last night. Loved your tote!
Hugs, Pat

Collected Treasures said...

wonderful cottages.....sometimes you just have to bloom where you are planted :) xojana

Cathy said...

What a wonderful collecction!!! I love them all!!!


sissie said...

I love your cottage pictures.
Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Ever since I was a little girl I imagined myself living in a little thatched roof cottage surrounded by a cobblestone fence with a white gate. Right now I live in a southern style home on a golf course, so no cottage yet.
However, I'm still dreaming.

Dorthe said...

Oh sweet I know of cottage dreams too, alwayes wanted to live in such a lovely wooden house. (here almost all houses is in stones.)
Well life don`t alwayes take us to those dream adresses, ---but the dreams is happily here to stay with us.
Hugs and kiss, Dorthe
P.S. I know how it is being bussy, so don`t apologize, -just happy to hear from you again.

The Feathered Nest said...

I love your cottage collection Lisa!!! They represent a cozy, loving home to me....I hope your weekend is wonderful sweetie!!! xxoo, Dawn

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I completely understand! I am always drawn to those too. You've inspired me to show my collection of needlepoint cottages. Thank you!

junkdreams said...

Love your collection of pretty little cottages!
Happy day.

Rue said...

Hi Lisa :)

I found you via Becky (Sweet Cottage Dreams). Love your blog :)

It's always good to have dreams. You never know when they'll come true ;)


Charlene said...

Amen SISTER!!!!!!!! We gotta keep those dreams alive don't we! Loved the post. My favorite photo is the plate with the open window. I have a bunch of cottage pictures too. Scattered all over... I bet yours are all grouped into a clever vignette! Had a blast the other night at DIVAS. So good to see you & all the girlies! Have fun at your slipcover class today. Funny... the security word for this comment is packless... Ha Ha not us two... packmore would be our word. Hugs!

BellaRosa said...

what lovely cottages :) How funny how we dream of certain things when we are children, grow up and still...some of those dreams stay with us. I always wanted to live in a big old house with creaky stairs, a big yard with a play house for my girls (err me) and have it be pale yellow with white trim and a white picket fence...well all these years later and I have it all but the picket femce..I am working on that still :) our house was buily in 1916...and yet still I dream, now I want to be able to grow old in our home and have a beautiful yard filled with lovely flowers and beautiful yard decor and lovely places to just sit and dream some more :) and middle name is Julie :) Besos, Rose

Liz said...

Same with me! Your collection is wonderful! I have recently started to collect cottage items to. They are rare and expensive when you find them.


Rita said...

Hi Lisa,
thanks for popping over and for leaving such a sweet comment. Like all bloggers, I LUV reading sweet comments (and writing them too!!).
Up to now, never had any problems with the Papyrus font - I used a different one in my earliest posts, too. I find it much nicer and cozier than the std blog fonts.
Until my next visit to your lovely blog, take care and have a great day!

Tracey said...

It's always good to have dreams!! :) Wonderful collection!

Happy Thanksgiving!

:) T

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Lisa, you KNOW I am loving your cottage collections!!!! Wow! They are gorgeous!


Brooke said...

Oh my gosh, me too! Especially a winter cottage like in your first picture. Sigh...dreamy! Great post!