The Beginning of Summer at The Cottage Home

I love my home, I really do, but I’m not going to lie………..I can’t say I don’t long for a garage, an eat-in-kitchen or a laundry room that wasn’t in, what I call, the dungeon.  But would I trade The Cottage Home, with all its history and charm, for any of those things?  NO WAY!!

Today my husband, Brett, was home and we spent this late afternoon outside planting our vegetable garden and taking in the beauty that surrounds us.  And wow, I feel more blessed than ever to be the proud owners of this 1930’s cottage!

Here’s a little tour around The Cottage garden………

Getting ready to plant our vegetable garden.
We have had our apple trees for 3-4 years and this is the first year we have apples!!
My hubby brews beer (I’ve mentioned that, right?)……anyway, here is one of his many hop plants that he grows to use in his homebrew.  It’s growing on our coach house.
Pretty flowers in the window boxes on the porch.
The very beginning to our wine grapes – we make our own wine too!
Pink peony – I love this flower!
The chives have gone wild!
More pretty flowers.
And finally………The Cottage Home.

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  1. Oh my word! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I just love it!!

    You are living the life, my friend!

    LUCKY! :p

  2. I am so in love with your cottage home. I have always wanted to live in a cottage. It makes me fell like living up in the mountains. LOL! It’s charming!

  3. Your garden is lovely!
    We’ve been working on ours, but making some slow progress. 🙂

  4. Your home is so beautiful. I would gladly trade my garage, good size kitchen, and on main laundry for your garden, architecture, and charming home. 🙂 Because you can’t get both without breaking the bank. I guess the grass is always greener….

    By the way, you won an award. Drop by to check it out!

  5. What a beautiful garden, and home!

    Found you on Trendy, and following you now.

  6. Oh my!!! Very storybook-ish! I LOVE it!!!!!!!

  7. You have such a lovely blog!

    Following from FFF.

    xo Erin

  8. Gorgeous pictures! I’m following from FF! You can find me at

  9. What an adorable blog. I want to live here! We have a garden too. Come visit me over at Thanks!

  10. I stumbled across your blog on craftaholics. . . your blog is adorable, as is your house!! My husband and I always talk about finding a cottage one day :]

  11. Your home is beautiful, I wish that I could keep plants alive, but I do not have a green thumb at all.

    New Follower

    I look forward to checking out your blog more as soon as I finish the blog hop 🙂

  12. I wish I could plant a fruit and vegetable garden. We wanted to this year, but I highly doubt that we’re going to get to do that.

    Following you from Follow Me Friday!! Hope you visit and follow me as well! Have a great weekend!