Friday, January 30, 2009

Other loves...my world...


Little homes of my youth...The red house was the house I spent most of my youth, where my Father lives now. It had two homes on one lot. The little gray house was where I lived as a toddler, right next door to Grammy...paradise!
Then my folks bought the little gray cottage fixer-upper, they needed way more space with a growing family, as the little house only had one bedroom, but cute as a button.

That's when my parents bought this lil' charmer.

Mind you , back in the 50's, this place was a shambles, but the price was right $5000.00. It had huge Elm trees growing all over the yard and one right up next to the house, which was soon removed. Then as time passed the dreaded Elm disease took the rest, but the little 100 plus year old cottage was paradise to me and my brother.


The back yard was pasture for the neighbors horses, though we weren't allowed to ramble that far, who knew that it would foster my love of sanctuary away from people to the country. But it was wonderfully HUGE for two wondering babes.


My Grandparents had the idea of buying up small fixer-uppers so us kids would have homes paid for to live in as adults if need be, in the meantime they would be rented. We eventually moved to my Grandparents home place, the red shingled house, when they made the move to Florida. That place was to be my home until I eventually moved out.


So you can see my love of little cottages runs deep. When I moved back from Colorado, this little cottage was home till I married and moved away to the real country where I lived married for 20 years. But this little home will be willed to me some day and I'll treasure it as my own, like my lil' pink chateau. But it'll remain a rental until such a time that I need to be in the city(old age)...but the little pink shack is my world...for now...

12 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Love 'em all. Thanks for the tour.

trash talk said...

Such a wonderful world you reside in and such a great legacy. Funny, my grandparents did the same thing for the same reasons. Tn'T

white o'morn cottage said...

Those little cottages are just beautiful and obviously have special memories for you. I have enjoyed catching up with all your recent posts. Take care of yourself and Scratchy...cheers ...Pam

Lisa B. said...

Love all the houses...but especially the red one! I could spend my old age there!!

Jeanne said...

Little houses have an adorable quality that bigger homes can't hope to emulate.

paisley said...

i definitely share your love for a small house... i cannot be bothered with extra rooms to be kept clean... give me a little one bedroom any day......

Lisa B. said...

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M.Kate said...

It's a beautiful cottage, tks for sharing :D

summersundays-jw said...

I love the little cottages. What wonderful g'parents you had. I never knew mine & I know now what I missed. Have a good weekend. Jan

Utah Grammie said...

Well, I can certainly see where the love of the little cottages comes from :-) These are darling places..and I also love your Pink Cottage!!

Ali said...

These cottages are gorgeous! So sweet. I especially love the second one! Thank you for sharing your memories with us :)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What a wonderful world you have, Lady! You really lucky for having lots of houses.

Enjoy every moment! Have a happy Sunday (soon).