Sunday, July 29, 2012

Nora's Cottage FOR SALE

Nora's Cottage is a Jane Coslick Cottage for sale.  It has it's own designation on the the National Register of Historic Places. It is 3 bedrooms one and1/2 baths A wonderful  screen porch with great shade for really enjoying yourself. A nice back deck  and picket fence. It sits on a wonderful street on a nice size lot. Original details and real wood siding. Original pine floors except the kitchen which is yellow and white VCT tiles (like Fish camp cottage)
out door shower (needs a bit of paint and a string of party lights)
the pantry in the bright and sunny kitched

the 1/2 bath

real wood siding and beautiful vents like the original ones that were there

the deck,back yard and path to the out door shower

I love the galvanized gutter !!!!

wood floors (Nora's chairs I slipcoverd in shell pattern in master bedroom 

separate dining

book shelf that was once a window
The bight and cheery kitchen with a breakfast bar and a view from the kitchen sink.

great place  for a  party with the open floor plan

we had very little budget for decorating once the cottage was restored(which is the way it is in most cases)

I used most of the pieces that were Nora's and added a bit a white paint and hung you art and her prints on the walls

the front of the hutch got broken so I replaced it with chicken wire and added a chicken that I found in the cottage along with Nora recipe box and  white gloves pin cushion and photographs of her family. ( a little silly fun)
queen bedroom 
the bunk room
Master Bed room (great matresses )

In design, using what you have in creative and different ways.. makes for good conversation when the renter arrive. Speaking of renter. Mermaid Cottages keeps it  book!!!It has a amazing rental history and it is pet friendly
These cute dogs shows up a bit early and were enjoying the great porch

they heard Mermaid Cottages supply dog treats so they were anxious to have a treat
By the way, Tybee is a great place to be a beach bum !!!!1
Love the "old hotel key" idea. When I  was young I did drop several in the mail box when we forgot to turn them in to the motel office.I alway wondered if the mailman really did deliver them back to the motel
nice old floors....(refinished)

A piece of Tony Pandifini art of a man and a boy fishing. It reminded me of the two grandsons who came to spend their summers at Tybee with their Grandmother  Nora.

the left side of the porch

couldnt resist a bit of pink and orange..

the right side of the porch
 The beach is a great place to spend your summers but it is even a greater place to spend the winters and all the time in between.

Sandy McCloud has it listed

Friday, July 27, 2012

Questions and Answers....Today

Hello There,
"Its me ....on line and ready for any design , decorating, shopping, house moving, cottage life style, cottage creating questions you may have......................"

"I will be here for 30 minutes (12:00 - 12:30 est) and then I have to get hopping to the beach to deliver some light fixtures to a new cottage that you are going to love ". Just post your question in the comments section of this blog post and I will answer you there.


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Just a Reminder...

Tomorrow at 12:00(est) I will hosting a Q&A session here on my blog. I will post tomorrow when I'm online. So start getting those design related  questions lined up. In case you missed my post last week you can read it here. See everyone tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Saving a Cottage (The Interiors)...

Before I share these photos I want you to Think Positive....Here is a BEFORE and AFTER of Fish Camp Cottage. I always saw it as beautiful..but "beauty is in the eyes of the beholder".

THE Amazing results of positive thinking!!!!!!!!
look beyond the wall paper................

wood floors under the carpet .. wooden walls.. think positive

wood is wonderful...

how about some lunch? ( wood under ALL the carpet)

SEE.. wood walls and wood everything

think beyond...........

bed and breakfast...beds in the dining room

great old door reused on the bath room

this was a wrap around porch

front porch

peek in...

This amazing man is the house mover.....OUR HERO.....Hugh Braswell
of Braswell House Movers. He saids it can be done!!!!! Hurrah for our friend Hugh....