Friday, February 12, 2010

Hansel & Gretel

When life gets crazy, I crave small and cozy. I want to simplify. In fact, I was just talking to a friend about downsizing. Just in theory. Not reality. This blog is all about the daydream. I have always wanted to live in a cottage.


Maybe join Hansel and Gretel's supper club. (I knew I would regret cutting off my braids)


Learn to bake bread.


And grow flowers. Have a garden with roses...


Want to join me? This adorable cottage is one street over from me and it's for sale. Here.


Small and cozy is good, but so is big and fabulous. I would take this big mama cottage any day.

Do you ever dream of simplifying. Or living in a cottage?


pictures from:
Greayer, Ecosalon, Revival Home & Garden, Blue Hydrangea, CMLS.

20 comments:

  1. oh, you are too funny with your braids and Hansel and Gretel's supper club. I have already furnished my downsized cottage in my mind countless times, though I'll miss my house. Well, maybe I'm getting ahead of myself...The cottage on Mimosa is so cute {isn't it next door to Betsy?}. But who am I kidding? The big one is fab, and I want to see inside it, too!!

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  2. This post was too funny. Just two days ago I was dreaming about selling everything and moving into a cozy cottage. By the next day, I was dreaming about moving into a house so big that there'd be room for everything!

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  3. I am such a cottage kind of girl. I would love the one that's for sale in your neighborhood.

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  4. yes! I do! all the time...!!!!
    i went and looked at that cottage for sale and am srsly considering moving to wilmington. can't believe it's under 500k. it is my dream house to be sure!

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  5. I would love to simplify my life. I'm just trying to figure out how. Love the cottage.

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  6. I dream of simplifying and living in a cottage EVERY day! Especially when I'm cleaning my 7,000sq.ft. empty nest. We're hoping the market will come back and we can sell it. The Hansel and Gretel cottage is to die for!

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  7. I am a cottage girl too.. I am already decorating my future one :)

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  8. The first two remind me of the Berenstain Bears, I loved those books when I was little!

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  9. I totally love cottages! I just wrote a post about white houses, including cottages and farmhouses and even dreamed about how I would outfit my dream home. It's fun to dream . . .

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  10. Oh I love cottages! Thanks for sharing these great images.

    My house is an old cape, but from the outside it always reminds me of little cottage!

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  11. I know I love little cottages that are all cozy and chic.

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  12. We did simplify and buy a small cottage almost 10 years ago and I've never regretted it! Love the cottage in your neighborhood so much...

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  13. Love a cottage but with 7 kids it would need to be a medium size one. I do love to bake bread.

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  14. Oh how I miss NC, my grandparents lived at Wrightsville Beach, so I know Wilmington well. Loved it and miss it sooo much. The cottage on Mimosa Place looks like just the lure to bring me back!

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  15. Oh my goodness. I just love the white cottage that is for sale in your neighborhood. Love it. I could move there in a heart beat.
    You live in a charming place.

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  16. I moved from a 1,000 square foot rustic place in the country to a 2,400 square foot 1920s Craftsman bungalow, so the place felt like a mansion for a while. I actually had to upsize rather than downsize. I love my neighborhood because it's filled with cottages of all shapes and sizes, and there's a sense of community - I think certain kind of people gravitate towards cottages and they seem to be MY kind of people!

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  17. Would love to have a lovely small cottage... warm and cozy. Loving house number 3 & 4.

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  18. i love the one that's in your neighborhood!

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