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.


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!!


La Donna Welter said...

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

Anonymous 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:)

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