Step into the cottage... yes, this is the entry hall. It had that wonderful old WAVY glass in the window of the door. Silly me I didn't get a photo of the bedroom. SORRY!
As you stepped into the entry hall as seen in the photo above this is the door leading to the back porch. HUGE back porch. Another great area to sit & enjoy. Loved the BLUE chippy painted shelf with hooks don't you?
This is the sweet little living room. You know I don't think we even used this room. We spent so much time on the porch or out looking around. But, Lenore does have a knack for decorating. With one little hang up for me... the animal skin rugs. I JUST COULDN'T GO WITH THOSE! Being the true cowgirl that she is... there are a number of HEADS (mostly deer & in the main house a beautiful stuffed Long Horn cow) but, those animal rugs gave me the willy's. There was a zebra in the bedroom & I would have to step across it because I hated the long hairs on his mane to touch my feet. AND those tiny smashed ears just grossed me out! Sorry... don't know where that little tangent came from & Diane laughed herself silly at me but, did admit that the bear rug (head & growling teeth bared) had to be moved in her room so it didn't look at her all night. Hee Hee.
Those were the stairs to the attic which was finished out with a bedroom to sleep three & another bathroom. Cute but, I can tell you that those steps were made for TINY feet. NOT MINE! Both Diane & I thought the use of the wire to hang the curtains was a clever idea.
The dinning room & into the kitchen (which I can assure you was used to only make coffee before going to the main house for breakfast). The table was two HUGE concrete pedestals with glass set on top. And the french doors led onto that wonderful back deck I told you about.
I had to share her decor above the refrigerator. I LOVED the use of the OLD FLAGS! So patriotic & sweet. Notice her hanging rack for the pots & pans... a rusty set of metal brackets with a rod (sweet finials on the ends) & simple large S hooks to hang the iron skillets from. Click on the photo to enlarge to see the details.
The board paneling was simply painted & sanded back. The use of this bold GREEN was great as it blended in with the view (of the beautiful green pastures)out the window. And I leave you with the last photo of an old white enameled pan that someone cut out to create a clever design. Art takes all shapes doesn't it?