Tuesday, December 1, 2009

When we visit the ocean, our spirits soar. We long to return to our favorite shore...

You already know my love (near obsession) for old small houses. I think this may be the one that started it all. This is our sweet home away from home in Dana Point, CA. Oh, I know- I'm verry blessed. This little cutie brings smiles to all who visit it. This 1000 sq. ft. house was built in 1948 and I literally was jumping for joy when we purchased it 6 years ago :) You see, this house has a "yard". Something very rare here in the O.C. Sooo, in March of '07 my lovely hubby gave me a full renovation of our cottage for our 20th anniversary. Yep, he's a keeper !! :) So without hesitation- here she is.... !!

The guest house: all 400 sq. ft of her !!

** got the new camera! still trying to figure it all out, so bear with me... :)


  1. in the words of Liz Lemon, "I want to go to there."
    So pretty, Dorie.

  2. oh how i love your little slice of heaven!
    i need to visit! i bet u are there now!
    love the christmas gaarreen "column" background too!

  3. Everything is perfect. I am turning green.
    My favorite thing is the shutters turned sideways for the headboard.
    You lucky girl.

  4. My sister, who lives in Dana Point and is looking for a new home for her and her family, went to visit your little cottage yesterday. She found it so charming, she had to direct me to your blog. As an artist herself, you have inspired her! As a fan of small houses myself, I am impressed as well. Very well done!

  5. It's beautiful check out my blog www.thecottagefarmhouse.com

  6. I love this!!! So welcoming-thank you for posting pics!! I really love the green and white back splash in the kitchen. We have all white kitchen cabinets and have been looking for ideas for backsplash-love yours. Do you remember what it is called and who the maker is??? Thanks Gail Crites

  7. Oh my goodness. This little home is just to. die. for! I absolutely love it!