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Sunday, July 25, 2010
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...which I wish was mine. Sandra Foster turned a Catskills hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted. She renovated the 9-by-14-foot cottage, an old hunting cabin, herself. The cost of renovating and furnishing was $3,000. Many of the furnishings were flea market finds...sighs...loving every little detail.
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What do you think? By the way, beautiful summer days goes painfully quickly my dears...hope you enjoy every minute of it.

Images: Trevor Tondro for The New York Times via here & here. Read the full article on The New York Times.com here.

50 comments:

haircutting in high heels said...

I ❤ this victorian cottage too! Having grown up in a victorian inspired home I have been given much appreciation for the era and character of these homes, lovely post,
Gina

LittleRus said...

How incredibly adorable!!!! Truly, all the best things come in small sizes. :) Wishing you a wonderful day, darling girl! x

Oana R said...

This is unreal.That's how my house should look like.
How was your day?
>hugs< ;)

The Simply Luxurious Life said...

This is darling! Such great use of space. Who wouldn't get lost in dreams and lovely thoughts in this place? Wonderful post. I do hope your summer is going well Evi - and not going by too quickly. =)

So nice to hear from you this morning. Enjoy the day.

Andrée Lachapelle said...

What a gorgeous little place. I want it!

Ijeoma said...

Hello my dear, that cottage is so lovely. Very fairytale too! You're also right about making the best of summer, that's what I try to do. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. x

SPLENDEROSA said...

Reading the story in the NYT is surreal. What do you think? I mean, she has to have something in mind for the future. This little bite of gorgeousness has been all over blogland, but you did it the best...as always.

Eda ♥ said...

i love this victorian, vintage-styled cottage...my dream home.

*following your blog flower*

Eda x

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julianne. said...

pllleassse i want to live there.
its like a fairytale dreeaammm.<333

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Hi,darling Evi:-)*

What a dreamly Victorian home...
All details are from fairytale!
You know,I think if I can to sleep there,I would Love to stay there too...
Absolutely dream,enchanted dream home!

Thank you SO much for you lovely words,sweetheart Evi:-)*

My hugs and love for you,
***Violetta***

CJ said...

Wow, I'd love to visit a cottage beautifully decorated like this! Have a week.

Hugs, CJ

Debby said...

Evi, I saw this cottage and fell in love! Some people are just so creative, huh? Hope you are having a wonderful summer! xoxo

Julie Harward said...

I have seen this...I think on a blog but could not find it again...truly amazing..a little play house all grown up! :D

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Miss Eve,

I love this sweet little cottage so much and I read the article in the New York Times.
It would be such a dream to have a lovely place like this.

Have a happy week, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Anna Liesemeyer said...

Evi,
These pictures are heavenly! The bed in the loft is so dreamy! A perfect weekend escape!
These summer days are going to quickly!!
Hope you had a beautiful weekend,
Anna

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Phivos Nicolaides said...

Elegant and beautiful. Have a great week ahead my dear friend. Hugs.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh yes - I can see myself with a beautiful retreat just like this!
Stunning!

YES dear friends in the northern hemisphere - enJOY your seautiful summer while you can.
I'm in New Zraland in the Southern Hemisphere - it's mid winter - however we're past the shortest day!!
LOVE your blog Mme Eve - thank youf ro sharing.

Susu Paris Chic said...

Thank you ever so much for your kind comment! Your encoragement touched me deeply. I'm back in the blog game... loving it and here to stay! Thanks to lovely blog pals like you;)

This place seems like a spot I'd like to retreat to when life gets rough. Last week would have been the perfect moment. A good book by my fave' author Isabel Wolff, a bottle of champagne, some dark chocolate... and off we go!

Hugs to you, dear, from Paris!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

So lovely, I posted a photo of that bed a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it! So nice to see the rest of the photos of this stunning little place! Hoping you are enjoying the summer Evi. It is flying by, isn't it?

lots of love to you dear!
xoxo Mary Jo

heidi adnum said...

So tiny!

Dima said...

How serenely beautiful! This design can take you to a different world, which is a living fairytale.
Thank you for sharing this beauty, Eve!
I hope you have a splendid and inspiring new week!

janettaylor said...

OOOOOH MYYYY! So wonderful!

MMM said...

this blog is enchanting!! we are now following u!
have a look at ours
www.modemuffins.blogspot.com

diane said...

I love it too. Definitely a woman's place. The first thing my husband would do would be to complain about having to avoid hitting his head on the chandelier getting in & out of bed. Stupid practical men.

Keith said...

That is so beautiful and incredible. I love it.

J. said...

I love it! SO pretty!

Annie said...

I ADORE the cottage and the story behind it. Would love to have a little haven like that one day!

Ali said...

Oh, I love this cottage! I want to move in there...now.

yiqin; said...

I will want to live in a house like that too.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

That loft is SO beautiful!

J. Is A Bird said...

I'm so glad you posted this. I had seen a pic of this before but couldn't find it again and wanted to show my husband;)

She did such a lovely job too.

Cheers!
J.

MarchMusings said...

Gorgeous place-so dreamy and perfect

beckyxoxo said...

Just amazing , beautiful , peaceful ! Aww . Love it so much !

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La Feem said...

Soooo gorgeous, what a great renovation.

Sounds like your having a fab summer, that's wonderful, it's so cold here it's weird. I predict Indian summer in So cal! (please god)

OneCraftyFox said...

Completely stunning.

FASHION ICE said...

wow so beautiful!

Raru ♥ 79ideas.org ♥ said...

gorgeous. thank you, evi :)))

xoxo,
raru

Piper (DailyDivaDish) said...

Oh my, I love everything about this little cottage. Have a beautiful week!
XO Piper

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

What else could a gal want? What a fairy tale of a home. And, shows great things come in small packages!

Love and light,
Christina

Taj Acosta said...

How enchanting! A true doll-house! hugs dear

Starbox said...

this is absolutely gorgeous!! like a firytale :)

box-of-style

Wini said...

Dear Evi, this beautiful cottage looks absolutely divine! I wish it were mine too! :)

jade said...

i just said OMG out loud. i am absolutelyyy in love with this. if i got into that bed there is no way you would be able to drag me out again.

thank you so much for sharing this, amazing!

jade

Jess said...

Absolutely gorgeous images. Wish my house looked like that....


Have a wonderful weekend, my dear!

Anonymous said...

I've fallen in love with this cottage ...Oh how i wish i had a beautiful place like this Hugs Melita xx

Dollface ink. said...

Omg! this is so dreamy~

Jill said...

Did you see her other "home"?

Gardener-Sinya said...

Enjoy your photos so much.
Really ladylike!
:D

Diana said...

I am ridiculously in love with this little cottage. I want to redo my room to match it, but somehow I doubt it could ever be this incredible. I think the white colour scheme with lots of light is something to take inspiration from.


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