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A New Cottage!

Yes, it's finally happening!  After a long search, we have found another house and will be closing soon.  If you've been following you know the funny story that goes along with the selling of the Cottage.  If you missed it, click HERE for the details.

I'm not really sure that the new house qualifies as a 'cottage' since it was built in 1890 and has two stories, but as soon as we walked into it, we knew it was the right house for us.  The people we are buying it from did all the hard work - believe me, our shoulders are thanking them - so all that is left is the gardens and decorating.  (Insert 'Happy Dance' here)
Would you like a peek?
I love the staircase!

This is the nook off the dining room.

Kitchen Pic #1

Kitchen Pic #2
There are lots of things to do before I ever get to the kitchen, but I need a little help.  You see, I've always wanted white kitchen cabinets (just take a look at my Kitchen Board on Pinterest) but these are beautiful wood cabinets and there's no way I'm going to paint them.  My usual colors are pastel yellows, blues, greens, etc. What do you think of those colors with these cabinets?  And what about a backsplash?  So many decisions....help me out with your comments, OK?

There are more pictures, but who wants to look at an empty bedroom, right?  I'll show all of that once I get to the decorating.  In the meantime, we're pretty excited and can't wait to move!  
Life's about to get busy so make sure you stop back for all the adventures!
Thanks for stopping by the 'new' Cottage!



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  1. What fun you will have. Decorating a new house can be an adventure.

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    1. It sure can, Debra, and I can't wait to get started!
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Just looking at these few pictures got me enthusiastic about decorating and it's not even MY house. Best of luck with it! I think your pastels would be lovely with the wood cabinets. Even though my kitchen is dark, I love my late 80's oak cabinets. I'm sure you'll find some solutions; replacing some center panels with lace or glass, covering centers with white Contac paper? I think a lot of the farmhouse white kitchens look so sterile; I think you could do surgery on the countertops, not live in them! I'd recommend living in the house for a while and the right think to do will come to you in time!

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    1. Thank you for all of your ideas, Kathy. I will definitely be living in it for a while before I do anything. The first thing on the list will be starting the vegetable garden!
      So glad you stopped by!

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  3. How exciting, good luck with the move. I like wooden kitchen cupboards and think these would look great with some pastel lemon accessories thrown in, maybe a soft green too, keeping it citrus and light?

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    1. Thank you, Julie. Those colors sound beautiful, I'll keep them in mind!

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  4. So exciting. Congrats. For the past two years I have been blogging about the progress of our coastal home. It is a fun way to document our progress and putting my ideas and projects out there makes me a little more accountable. LOL. It will be fun to see your vision come to life too. Visiting via Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House.

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Houses certainly give us plenty to blog about and I hope you'll be back to check on my progress! I'm on my way to see your coastal home. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Love that stairway. I would go ahead and have the cabinets painted white, then you can use any colors you want to. I would also take the cabinet/shelf type thing above the sink down and redo it. It could be a much more attractive space without it. Just my perspective, will enjoy seeing what you do with your lovely new home.

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    1. I hadn't even given the shelf over the sink a thought...something to consider! Thank you for stopping by the Cottage, I hope you'll follow along for the next part of the journey!

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  6. Congratulations! I love the new house already. White kitchen cabinets are on Want List. Can't wait to see your decorating journey. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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    1. Thank you, Rhonda. We're pretty excited!

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  7. Congratulations! I can't wait to see it when you settle in. The kitchen is just adorable.

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I have so many ideas swirling around in my head! Stay tuned...

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  8. So exciting! Thanks for sharing on To Grandma's House We Go!

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    1. Thanks, Chaz. We have so many ideas...time to get busy on them!

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  9. What a charming new home! How exciting! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thank you. We can't wait to move in!

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  10. So exciting! Congrats and I love that staircase too!

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    1. Thank you...I can't wait to decorate it for Christmas!

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  11. Congrats on the new home! The staircase is gorgeous!! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's Showcase: http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-47/ Hope you have a lovely week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Ohhh, thank you so much, Kathryn! I am thrilled to be featured. I hope everyone will continue to follow the progress on this new (old) house!

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  12. Love that staircase and the kitchen. I think that your colors will be nice accents in the kitchen.

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I appreciate you input. I hope you'll stop back to follow the progress!

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