I have just dropped into the very place I have been seeking, but in everything it exceeds all my dreams -- Isabella Bird
In my last post I mentioned that Dennis and I had purchased a home, and I promised photos and more information. Most of the images I'm posting were taken today, including the above photo of a primitive cupboard we found in the barn. You can bet this will show up in the house somewhere, after we get the piece cleaned up.
Allow me to introduce you to our new homestead. . .
(Don't be fooled by this photo, taken in January. There is no snow on the ground today. We're enjoying 60 degree weather under sunny skies.)
Dennis and I have debated whether this little house is a cottage or a cabin. Webster defines cottage as "a usually small frame one-family house", and cabin as "a small one-story dwelling usually of simple construction". Hmmm, is it just me, or are these two definitions remarkably similar?
At any rate, the house, built in 1926, sits on 1/2 acre with nice mountain views. . .
and a 150 year-old log barn. . .
The barn came with all the trappings you see in the photo, adding to its charm.
The first thing we're going to tackle in the cottage/cabin is the kitchen. . .
Believe me, these before photos make the kitchen look a lot better than it actually is. In a few weeks I hope to be able to post after photos, with new cabinets, sink, faucet, countertops, paint, light fixtures. . .the works.
We'll be pulling up the carpet and vinyl, and refinishing the hardwood floors throughout the house. . .
Dining/Living Room. . .
Well, I've run out of patience with the slowww upload of photos tonight, so that's all I'm posting for now.
Counting it all joy in our continuing mountain adventure. . .