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Child's Play


I heart these two designs of a house, a Victorian Cottage and a Tree House because they are part of my childhood fantasies and probably as do most children of my generation. Our generation, meaning the generation before the advent of personal computers, play stations, xbox, and the wii. We loved to play games that makes us run, laugh a lot, and interact physically with our friends and we make use of our imagination a lot. One of the games me and my childhood friends love to play during summers is that of playing house, we would put curtains in our friend's old owner jeepney type vehicle and bring toy plates and other household toys. We would stay there for hours during the day and we prefer to eat our lunch in our little plates and drink our water and juice on our little cups from our little teapots. Oh, those were the days. And all of us help each other to beautify our tiny little space of a house, we would put flowers and plants and little chairs and tables. And we long to have little houses to play with like these two below, we will surely have a grand time in any of them ...

A Tiny Victorian Cottage

Sandra Foster turned a Catskills hunting cabin into the romantic Victorian cottage she had always wanted, using vintage columns, flooring and wavy glass windows, and doing the carpentry herself. The cottage fulfills a dream for Ms. Foster, whose middle-class family lost their home when she was a teenager on Long Island.
- The New York Times, Home and Garden













A Tree House

This treehouse was featured in the February 2006 Architectural digest magazine. Built as family guesthouse in the Swiss chalet style, its ramp is supported by salvaged Madrona logs with a bench 1/2 way up. Has running water, sleeps four people, restored leaded glass windows, and many other unique features…
- TreeHouse Workshop








18 comments:

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for your visit! I love all the inspirational photos here. I'm a big fan of red so I love the red boot shot and the red kitchens in the post below.

LDH said...

What a unique and interesting blog you have here! Filled with gorgeous photos of the most beautiful rooms! I have sure enjoyed my visit with you!

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

A Room For Everyone said...

What a great post! I just did one recently on cubby houses..aren't they great? I think Santa is definitely bringing one this year..Rachaelxx

The Owl's Closet said...

Omgosh, I remember looking at Sandra Foster's cottage awhile back. She did such an amazing job!! Sounds like you had fun memories during ur childhood:) Thx for sharing!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

lila said...

Thanks soooo much for your visit and lovely comment! I really do love all the inspirational photos and post inside this gorgeous blog.
Will be visiting often you you do not mind me doing so?
hugs

Lila

Natasha said...

Hiii, Thank You for stopping by Northern Light!!

I remember reading about this tiny little "playhouse" in the NY Times, isn't it just the cutest thing???

Northern Light

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am excited to have found your blog this morning.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my short post "Missing Todd." I am sorry for the loss of your mom. I lost my mom, too, five years ago this month. She was a darling and also my best friend. It is so sweet that you and your mom were best friends, too. Heaven will be sweet.

Fondly,
Glenda

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I was just talking to my husband about the idea of a cozy cottage (our next home!)Swiss Chalet style, I'm Swiss after all. It would be fun, maybe I can merge coastal with it, hmmmm. These tiny abodes are just so adorable!

Lilla Kullan ♥ said...

Oh, how nice. I love the pictures.:-) Hug Stina and thank's for your visit.:-)

ticklishfromadistance said...

I would be happy to live in that treehouse!

Diana Evans said...

oh my heavens!!! these are so cool....what a wonderful doll house...and I love that it is all in white and light pinks...wow!!! and that tree house...love it!!!

Kristin said...

Oh!!! These are a dream - could you IMagiNE? I LOVE the white one - have always wanted (and will one day) to create an all-white guest room, but the tree house takes the cake . . . xo

Agneta said...

Just just amazing post, my compliments!

Thanx for nice comment on my blog!

Agneta, the swedish one ;)

Deborah said...

OMGoodness I am madly in love with that swiss tree house! Love your blog header too! Thanks for the visit so I could meet you. **blows kisses** Deb

Karina Gentinetta said...

What a wonderful post. So whimsical. I'm a big fan of small, intimate spaces, whether in a tree or otherwise.a

Leah C said...
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Leah C said...

There's just something about treehouses that makes me want to be a kid again...love these! Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

Vicki Lane said...

Thanks for stopping by! These are wonderful fantasies -- the little Victorian cottage and the treehouse.