Our family has moved 1,200 miles across the United States... and into a small 1950's cottage, which had not been updated in quite a few decades when we bought it. For Mike & I, this was ideal, because we wanted to do everything ourselves, putting "our stamp" on (and in) the house.
Our favorite part of the house is the Kitchen and Dining Room Area. We don't have a home office, so we sit at the dining room table with the laptop, and it's also where we entertain when friends come over for dinner. An Ivory Painted Buffet in the room is one of My Very Favorite pieces because it was my first rehab project so many years ago (a hand me down from my Grandmother Robertson). This piece helped me learn what I could actually do with a little paint and elbow grease!
One weekends these days, our family is mostly found dressed in paint clothes and bandanas. We work together to transform our new (older) home into a Beautiful & Cozy Cottage. Mike and I share a favorite color, Blue. I adore French Toile and Blue Willow China, so afer a few family discussions, we agreed to christen our "new" home: The Blue Willow Cottage. I think we will always love piddliing around in Blue Willow Cottage, creating the perfect "Home Sweet Home" for our family!