Monday, December 1, 2014

My Cottage Tour

Click on the words highlighted in green to see more :)

Living room here here, and here.

Dining room here and here.

Kitchen here, here, here, and here.


  1. You may have talked about this before. The dishes on your dining room hutch are beautiful. What kind are they?

  2. Hi Rita :)

    The big dishes are the 1979 Franklin Porcelain Season plates that my mom collected. The rest is mostly Limoges from my great grandmother and some is unknown china from my grandmother.

  3. Okay, I am so jealous that you have an ORIGINAL farmhouse sink!!! Love your home...gorgeous!!!

  4. Just discovered your blog via Cosy Little House. What a warm and lovely home you have. Love your decorating style.

  5. Rue - what a lovely home you have.
    I love the delicate colouring of the flowers on the yellow box,in the vanity room.

    All the best Jan

  6. Your house is very pretty and charming. I can see why you love it. My husband and I moved into a home previously neglected... lived there for 11 years and fixed it up, remodeled, made the yard into a park (The old man who lived across the alley said our place looked better than it had in the previous 40 years!), and then we moved. Now we're doing the same thing to another home. Isn't that how it is? Thank you for taking pride in your home and property! I am sure the neighbors appreciate it and it helps add property value to the neighborhood.

  7. i like this better than the beautiful old house you restored for future happy owners.
    this cottage now has such character.
    it made me immediately think of carmel by the sea... and ones you'd see there.
    i'm so enjoying your blog.
    don't even know if you'll see this comment since it's not a recent post! but i shall just make myself at home and enjoy!
    i'm glad you started blogging again.
    so hope your cold gets better soon. ♥

  8. Your little cottage is absolutely adorable! Your home reminds me of my grandmother's home. I just found your blog today. I don't blog anymore, from lack of time. But I do get to read a few blogs each week. And I have really enjoyed yours. I used to live in a cute little cottage, but we sold it because we needed more space. I sure do miss it, though. Hugs, Cindy

  9. I dream of an old cottage to live in. We are hoping to downsize soon, so I am on the look out for one. You have given your home charm and personality, it is beautiful. I too started a blog and have been MIA d/t family illnesses. I hope to get it up and going strong soon. So glad I found your blog! Teresa/

  10. Your home is just lovely - so warm and inviting! Thank you for sharing a little tour!

  11. Hi Rue,
    I found your blog while visiting the Garden Party over at My 1929 Charmer Blog. I've so enjoyed exploring your precious storybook cottage full of treasures and vintage old fashioned charm! I don't know if you'll remember me from the RMS days or not but I always wondered how you were doing and thought about you. I wanted to leave you a comment and let you know that I am glad that you found your forever dream cottage and that you are doing wonderful in your new home in Arizona. : ) God Bless You!

  12. Hi Rue! What a gorgeous abode!

    I came by as I saw I had some hits on my site, linking back from yours. What a surprise to see my page listed under your Food tab! Thank you so very much! I'm very humbled and appreciative!

    Have a lovely day!

    Christina at Christina's Cucina

    1. You're very welcome, Christina! And thank you :)


  13. Okay, just visiting for the first time---How could you ever think as yourself as irrelevent, with your timeless style. Will be following closely---I love all of your house, and could easily move in...and share your irrelevency, LOL, Sandi

  14. What an amazing home you have. Beautiful!

  15. Oh my gosh, Rue! You have such a storybook cottage, and it does remind me of some that I've seen in Carmel, too! I am smitten with the sink in your kitchen and the flooring. If we ever renovate our kitchen, those are 2 of the things that I'm putting in!!!

  16. Your cottage is just beautiful. I love what you have done. I have one, too. They are really special. The antiques really accentuate the charm and character.

  17. So glad to find your blog. Your cottage is just gorgeous! I look forward to reading more. Kind regards, Wendy (NZ)

  18. Such a great place. I love the style of your home. Beautiful.

  19. I really can't believe this wonderful little slice of happiness is in AZ!!! I'm completely jealous of your great find! I'm loving your blog and enjoying reading through the changes that you've completed.


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