Tuesday, May 27, 2008

the little house






My husband's parent's live an hour north of us, on the back of a salt marsh, near the ocean. They have a little cottage on their property which was built by my husband's great grandfather, but for many years it sat unused and in sorry shape, and the place became a haven for insects and field mice and squirrels.
A few years ago my husband and I asked if we could clean the place out, and paint it in return for being able to stay there when we come to visit. My in-laws said yes, and a great project was born. So, this week I will be sharing pictures of this little house. It took a lot of work, a lot of white paint and a few trips to Ikea, but now it is just a simple, relaxing place for us.

10 comments:

Stardust said...

Sounds like an interesting project! Waiting to see more pictures from there.. Lily of the valley, I love that scent : )

Angie@CozyNest said...

How cute! You are so lucky :-)

artycho said...

It looks lovely and quaint! I will come and enjoy the others pictures you promise us! I love the lilies of the valley but couldn't find any over here!

design for mankind. said...

Awww, it's so cute!

Jill said...

Wish I could somehow put the Lily of the Valley smell on my blog for you all :) Thanks for looking, ladies!

karina said...

A place to enjoy life is what it seems to me.

anu said...

Oh wow what a place!So simply and peaceful!And that table is so my taste!

Line said...

Jill, it looks beautiful! So inspiring for me to see successful renovation projects like this, as I can not really see the end of my own at the moment. So excited to see more of this lovely house!

Esti said...

Oh you are LUCKY, girl! How many times have I dream of having a little place like that to sit and relax?? Many, many times.
Please, post more pictures of your time there, so i can enjoy it through you.
(And thanks for your very knid comments in my blog; it brightened my day up completely :)

Jill said...

Thanks, Anu! The table is from the flea market, very old and weathered, but very useable for outdoor dinners!

Hi Karina, yes, this place makes me slow down and enjoy life!

Esti, I'm glad you got my note...it was so far down on the comments I wasn't sure you'd see it. Please keep posting all your wonderful reflections on your blog :)

Line, I really enjoy seeing the renovations in progress on your blog...it will all come together in just the right way for you in time, but it's hard to keep it going, it's not easy work :)