There is Nothing Cuter Than a Cottage, but Wait! What’s That?

In my quest to see images of cute cottages in the middle of woodsy, overgrown flower gardens, I ran across this adorable, lace-curtained gem! These cottages are my inspiration, and I dream of one day having my own cottage or other small space with a full-size, uncontrollable, garden of flowers that will not be tamed! So I keep looking at these lovely images, and imagine myself going up to my door with a bag of groceries (cookies and ice cream, included) and getting out my key, then……

Woops! The lock is a padlock that looks to be up about 7 feet high or more, and I am not even 5.5 feet tall. So the daydream is ruined and I am back to playing detective. What the heck? Is it really a house? It has cute lace curtains and what looks like furniture inside. It could be a writer’s studio, behind the main house. Possible, except the writer is 10 feet tall. That’s another line of investigation entirely. So perhaps it is really a doll house or a child’s play house. Also possible, but what a waste of good  lace curtains. And what child is expected to trudge through a tower of flowering shrubs to get to their playroom?

Unless I track down the photographer, I will most likely never know the whole story. Nonetheless, I can ignore the lock and see the house for what it is—a charming cottage in an overgrown flower garden. That’s OK. I am used to ignoring obvious imperfections in life. It is actually a very useful skill.

By crmcbeath-urrutia

I am a small space advocate, after living in a number of studio apartments, dorm rooms, one-bedroom houses and garage apartments in my life. Through the years, I learned secrets and strategies to make the most of your small space, keep your beloved stuff with you and make life comfortable and cozy--all in a small space!

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