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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Back in June 2012 I was reading my new Romantic Home Magazine & came across the article about this enchanted cottage in Laguna Beach California. I was totally mesmerized by the story & wrote to the owner via the email address given. That is the beginning of my love affaire with Summerland Cottage & my friendship with her owner Paulette Adams. Click HERE to see the article on Paulette’s blog that opened that magic door.
That studio full of ceramic shells & other beauty…
A cottage on a hillside soooooooo very near the ocean. A brick & rock wall with little pieces of magic stuck here & there by the Fairy God Mother (Paulette) herself.
A courtyard so beautiful & special. And….. did I mention that Paulette has a B&B right there on the property? YES, YOU COULD BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO STAY THERE TOO! Go to her web site (HERE) & check it out if you think that might speak to your heart.
Beside being a talented ceramic artist, a painter & a million other things I could list off… she is a designer. The photo above shows her on the set of stairs that she designed to go up to her bedroom. The cottage is tiny & she needed something other than a ladder to access the space so this staircase is what she came up with. Go HERE to see the post about this. Imagine my big ole size 12 foot on those tiny little stairs!!!!!111 But, it was so worth it! Because when you get to the top…
Her beautiful bed in a bay window with the breeze from the ocean (yes, you can see it from there) blowing the vintage lace hanging in the window frame. Stunning!!!!
So very special just like Paulette who created & shared it!
The photo above is of Paulette & I after a dream come true tour, lunch, shopping & promises that Vickie/I will return to play in the studio & make lots of little ceramic shells & treasures. PINCH ME…….. I think I’m dreaming!!!!