Monday, April 30, 2012

My latest project

I realize I have been negligent in posting and getting around to visit my favorite blogs lately, but I have been a very busy girl!

After several weekends away from home when my dad was sick and after his death, I had fallen behind in working on this gem of a house, my latest project and newest love.

She is a lovely Victorian cottage that used to be my honey's law office.  She has been sitting vacant for a little while, recovering from a string of bad tenants and years of re-muddling.  It has been my mission to restore her to glory.  
The outside is in good shape, but the inside was a travesty! 

The curving front porch was what made my heart sing the first time I saw this place.  This is the view looking out toward the street.

This is looking eastward, where you can see one of the generous curves, leading back toward the front door.

This is the back end of the porch on the west side of the house.  A generous trumpet vine is creeping up over the ledge, and I plan to add a trellis to both support it and create a little green sanctuary.  

So, all my free time has been spent on this beauty of a house, and in a couple of months I will be moving in.  I am trading a sweet spot in the country for a sweet house in town.
Stay tuned for project updates and photos of the inside.

Until next time...


  1. That porch is INCREDIBLE! Looks like the perfect place to just hang out, sipping iced tea, and chatting with good friends and neighbors. The trellis is a great idea!

  2. It;s going to be have had an adventurous year. I can;t wait to see the inside and how you work your quiet magic.

  3. I am so happy that you are able to find and follow your dreams. This one is a beauty! We'll forgive you for being so busy. :)

    I can't wait to see the inside!

  4. Dear Anne,
    How exciting and what a lovely project. You're going to have some fun with that beautiful house and I can't wait to see your progress with it.
    Have a lovely week and many thanks for your lovely comment today. XXXX

  5. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow, do you have twitter or FB??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at

  6. Hey
    Good work, you are a very good writer!!! I truly love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written.

  7. I don't know how I missed this. I am so sorry for your loss Anne. How wonderful to have something to keep you busy while you grieve. I also like the photos on your sidebar of summer :)


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