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Sunday, June 8, 2014

TINY COTTAGE WITH BLUE SHUTTERS


Found this sweetheart of a cottage on one of the main roads through Aurora, Oregon. It's just the right size for one person to live in or perhaps could be used as a studio/workshop for some talented artist. I called this place a cottage in the post's title because that is how I saw it. Whatever its use it added to the historic ambiance of the road on which it was located.  



Located in the gable of the cottage was this   
window insert of antique carmel glass.


28 comments:

  1. Lovely. A tiny little house is all I really want. :) Have a great week. Tammy

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    1. Tammy -- Agree with you -- that is my goal someday -- thanks barbara

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  2. What a darling tiny house! I don't think I have ever seen glass like that; I need to google "carmel glass" to learn more about it. The little house reminds me of my home town, Galveston. When I was growing up there, there were many houses that had a tiny house in the back for Grandma or for newlyweds needing a place to stay. I don't think there are many of them left now after Hurricane Ike several years ago though.

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    1. Florence -- Hope you were able to find out about the carmel glass. There was a little town near where I lived when I was younger that had small houses on many of their lots. They were built by parents after WWII -- to house soldier sons with new wives on their property. thanks -- barbara

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    1. Joanne -- It sure looked like someone loved it. Wish I could have seen the back of the place. thanks -- barbara

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  4. Charming little house. And the hollyhocks outside are just the prefect touch. I hope the resident is as serene as the cottage looks. Or perhaps, as you say, it is an artist's studio with a little daybed upstairs for naps.

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    1. June -- Oh I like your idea of a daybed upstairs. For someone that is single this seems like it would be just right. thanks -- barbara

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  5. Barbara, it is just the kind of little house that I love! A great find. You could be the talented artists for it!

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    1. Rita --- I could live here easily -- is it were vacant. Little houses are enchanting to me. Thanks -- barbara

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  6. Great find! Thanks for sharing this one...

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    1. turquoisemoon -- Nice to have you visit -- thanks -- barbara

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  7. What a fascinating place. I really would like to know who used it and how>

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    1. Tabor -- The houses I photograph -- most always have to imagined as to how they are used --
      thanks -- barbara

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  8. Hi Barbara! It's a darling little cottage. I would love to have a little studio/sanctuary like that in the garden. And I would surround it with cottage flowers - hollyhocks, roses, peonies.......sigh...... :)

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    1. Starr - Your idea of a studio/sanctuary is one that many folks would love to have. The idea reminds me of Virginia Wolfe's book, "A Room of Ones Own." You paint a lovely picture of how you would treat your studio. -- thanks -- barbara

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  9. A tiny cottage with blue shutters. I'll take it....:)

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    1. troutbirder -- Unfortunately the house was not for sale -- and if was I would have bought it -- thanks for stopping by troutbirder!

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  10. I like your photograph of the cottage. It looks very inviting, and the caramel windows would give a really warm light to the room. Very enticing - you have made me curious to what lies beyond that door!

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    1. claggle -- Never thought about it but yes I imagine the carmel glass gives a nice tint to the natural light that comes in through the window. As with many photos of houses that I photograph I can only use my imagination as to what is inside. But one's imagination can be very creative.

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  11. Hey, can the Beaver come out to play?

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    1. Birdman -- you got me for a minute -- then the old T.V. show of "leave it to beaver" leaped into my rusticated mind. thanks:)) -- barbara

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  12. It looked like a fabulous doll's house from the time when someone made them themselves. My (now) grown-up daughters would have loved it.

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    1. RuneE -- Often I have heard folks refer to houses like this as a doll house. It does rather look like one. Small houses are seldom built today -- zoning regulations are against them. Those type of regulations seem silly. thanks for your comment -- barbara

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  13. With roses round the door! A sweetheart of a cottage indeed!

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    1. Vicki -- I believe cottage type homes have to have flowers surrounding them -- thanks barbara

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