Thursday, August 21, 2008

English Garden Cottage

I fell in love with this house. No, I'm not back in Carmel, the house, built in 1935, is right here in Alamo. I dragged my family to the open house about a week ago and it's just as quaint on the inside as it is on the outside. We're not in the market for a house but I've always dreamed of living in a cottage. So I mention this house because a couple of days ago the kids wanted Subway for lunch
and since the thrift store is right next door I had to go in. Look what my daughter found. A miniature garden cottage. Look at the details. Do you see the nest just above the window?
Look at the details inside. The side porch is below complete with a heart wreath above the door.
And guess what? It lights up at night!
The house is signed on the back (Pamela Reynolds) and is titled "English Gardener," when I googled her name I found one article from 2000 commenting on her work. She's from Chino, CA , her houses take 24+ hours to complete and they sell from $275. Well, I brought this one home for $25 and after hot gluing a couple of pieces back in place and dusting it completely using paint brushes and Century Duster it now sits in my daughter's bedroom.

8 comments:

SweetAnnee said...

Oh my gosh..that is just wonderful..what a DEAL you got..
smiles, Deena

LisaLectura*creations said...

That is so cute! What a great find! Lisa :)

LisaLectura*creations said...

Hey again Leticia! I left you an award on my blog. Come see! Lisa :)

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding???? this was some kind of poetry, the way this unfolded! i think it was meant for you~~~ nice!!

~connie

La Donna Welter said...

I love this little cottage! Yes, I do believe this little cottage was to be in your daughter's room!

dubuhdudesigns said...

I love the mini cottage (and the house!)..both remind me of Carmel (I grew up on the Monterey Peninsula) and are just so charming.
And I am so jealous that (a.) you live near my fav. city of San Francisco and that (b.) you got to see the Frida Show at MOMA. I must see if will be coming up north ( I hope I didn't miss it)
You have a beautiful site:)
~Christine

Peng Peng said...

Oh gosh, what a lovely doll house cottage! I've never seen anything like it. I would seriously love to live inside it ;o) Adorable!!!

Cheryl said...

Pamela Reynolds was a good friend of mine in the 90's I would like to get in touch with her... anyone know where she is now? Cheryl