Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Beach Trip

Today Cowboy and I went to the beach to see some dear friends.
We moved away a year ago and really miss it.
We spent six years going every weekend.
Then made a permanent move 5 years ago.
We had five properties through out the years.
We've had a camping lot, home on an interior lot,
home on the beach, home on the canal, and our last place
was a funky 1930's cottage close to the beach.
We loved all of these places, but I think our favorite was the cottage!
It would have been perfect on the beach!

When we bought this place it was full of odds and ends!
Full of junk, antiques, treasures and books, books, books!
He had everyone numbered.
It had been added on to several times.
It has a lot of character.
We worked on it for a year before moving in.
It was very dark inside.
We had to prime and paint everything twice.
We painted the ceiling, beams, and walls all the same color
to open in up.
We did paint the library a darker color.
There's built in bookcases everywhere.
The floors were old pine boards of many different
styles and sizes and colors.
We painted it all a chocolate brown to make it less noticeable.
We took out two walls to open it up when you came in.
We gutted the kitchen.
Installed painted white bead board cabinets,
travertine counters, and stainless appliances.
We put bead board on the ceiling in the dining room
and hung my crystal chandelier!
The pellet stove sat between our chairs!
We didn't get to do anything to the outside before we had to sell it.
The new owners have painted it
and we love what they have done.

This is the inside when we lived it it.
This is what we called the library.

This is the sitting area.

This is just off of the sitting area.
I don't have any pictures of the kitchen and dining rooms.
They turned out so cute.
We didn't get the bathroom remodeled.
There was still alot of work to be done when we sold.
I really miss it!

Our friends have two Great Danes.
Sadie, Kendall, Rosie
They love playing together

She has gotten very fragile since we saw her last.
She is 11 1/2
She has bone cancer.
She is loved very much.

She is 4 1/2
130 lbs!
She is really a lot of fun and a good girl!
She has really grown up.
She loves to back up to you and sit her rump on you!
We had a great time today.
We love the beach and really miss our friends.
We really thought we would retire there, but God had another plan!
Thank you for all your concern and well wishes.
I am doing good. The lip still hurts like heck at times,
but the doctor said it is healing nicely.
Those popsicle's taste pretty good!
Dusty Devoe


Paint Girl said...

I have loved all your beach houses. They were all different and you decorated them all so nicely! I swear you should have been an interior designer! I'd hire you to come redecorate my house!!
The cottage was so cute, and yes, it would have been nice if it was right on the beach. I am happy to see the new owners have taken good care of it.
Sounds like you guys had a great time with your friends! It is always hard to leave a place that you love.
I am happy to hear that your lip is healing nicely! Hopefully it will be all healed up before our trip!

Pony Girl said...

I am so sorry to hear about Sadie! I will have to email her mommy. I always really liked her, she is such a sweet dog.
I'm glad you had a few pics of the cottage to share. Like Paint Girl said, I think you missed your calling as an interior decorator! :) That must be where I get it, too! Hope the lip heals soon....I think that is a tough area to heal, because of it's location/use!

Leah Fry said...

Cute cottage.

I missed your post about getting tossed -- sorry to hear about that but glad you're okay. At our age, it can always be worse.

Paula said...

Love, love, love the cottage. Love the decorating! I agree, from what I see, you have a talent there! So glad you had a good trip. Are you going to post a picture of the lip? Around here we have a "Gore Score"!


fernvalley01 said...

Such a pretty place . Glad to hear you are on the mend

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

AHHH!! I see that your girls come by it honestly! You gave them your talent for knickknacks and design! ABSOLUTELY LOVELY cottage!!

Dusty Devoe said...

You can go to y side bar and click on Jessesdesertrose. She so graciously posted pictures!!!

cowgirljlynn said...

I love that little beach cottage!

Desert Rose said...

Does this mean you are not mad about the "butt crack" picture??? LOL
Sorry...I did not notice it untill it posted...well maybe a little I noticed it.

Sares said...

The place looks great. I love the new paint color and the little porch. I still can't believe how big those dogs get. Can you imagine if Jax was that big!

Kritter Keeper said...

it nice to be able to go back and revisit a special home. glad you had good time. glad to hear the lip is healing well!

Mary Olson said...

What a cute job you did with decorating the cottage! I hope I find a place like that to move to eventually.

Glad you had a good time with your friends. Sorry to hear about their Great Dane. I think 11 1/2 is a very long life for that breed. They must take excellent care of their dogs.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

You've made ME sad that you're not retiring there now. lol! What a charming little cottage. The photos could have been in one of those designer magazines. Stylish, shabby chic!

Great....danes, too


Cousin B said...

You've always had such a knack for decorating....Cute pics.!