Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Cottage in a Steel Box, An Architectural Wonder by Adam Kalkin with Video . . .

This house is on broker open house today and I can't go because I am conducting an open house too. I hope I will get another chance to see it at a later date.

Built by Architectural Designer Adam Kalkin for his own use.

International shipping containers were used for the outer shell. A real country cottage is inside. Some of the walls lift to bring the outdoors in. I can't believe this is near me and I am just hearing about it. I think it is pretty famous. Welcome to "Bunny Lane" ~ I look forward to your comments.

Photo credits: Peter Aaron / Esto

Let me know if you want to see it. Price $2.4 million. More details about this unique home.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 104 + Laundry On My Mind . . .

...To be continued...

My back is almost well. No more muscle spasms as of late Saturday night. I am still taking it easy. Never want to pull a muscle or strain my back again. Thanks for all of your notes of concern. I have the greatest blog readers and I really am touched by such caring.

I can't remember the last time I was able to hang the wash outside. Maybe Tuesday will be rainless. I love these posts. My clothes line is stretched between two trees.

What a great idea ... A drying yard with a brick floor. Your clothes are shielded from the street too because of the lattice sides. Swoon. This is definitely on my dream list.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Unwanted newspapers still appearing in my driveway . . .

They're back! I shall have to resort to other tactics to keep the delivery boy from throwing unwanted circulars wrapped in plastic bags at my house. He just doesn't get it. Most of the neighbors don't even pick them up until there is a big pile.

This photograph is an antique folk art carving of a hand holding a newspaper. How appropriate for this post. It is one of my favorite things. The dark areas are tree bark. I added the cool stamp border here.
Have a great Sunday. Happy Father's Day.

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yet another toad comes to visit . . .

The toads come and go. This is the third one to spend a few days in the toad house. Tabitha (the cat) found him behind the garage yesterday at the end of a walk and he was still in the garden this morning. We do love our toads, don't we?

My back is better but a long way from being normal. I am going to keep doctoring it until it's well. The invalid life is not for me. I am the first to admit that I have overworked it and the rebellion has begun.

I had a gutter man here yesterday cleaning out the clogged downspouts in preparation for today's storms. He was a nice general home repair man and I can think of so many things he can help me do. I feel relieved that I've found someone. I think I will hire out my next mowing too.

Sounds as if I'm getting soft, doesn't it? Have a great weekend.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Life's Little Instruction Book, page 103 . . .

I am having a difficult time sitting at the computer today. Yesterday as I was putting on my wellies to take Webster for a walk in the rain something happened to my back. I have never had any back trouble and have always enjoyed doing super-human hard work. Hopefully, it will be better soon. Sorry for the short post. Cross your fingers that this pain is short lived.

Happy Friday. Have a great weekend.

...To be continued...

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Photos from my Cottage and others too . . .

I love this cottage entrance. Don't you?

A built-in bed with a window. I want this!
I love the mirror treatment on the closet doors too.

This is my guest room/dressing room. Another view of this room.
I got the mirror recently at a tag sale and put it up myself.
It makes the room look ever so much bigger. Love it.
As for my reflection ... don't love it. :-)
If you look carefully you will see Webster staring at his reflection.

I love this shadow play in my cottage.
It helps me remember that there was once a sunny day.

The view from my window right now. Another rainy day.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cottage Architecture and Photography . . .

My friend Millie over at The Laurel Hedge recently featured a house by the architectural firm that designed the houses on Cape Cod I've featured below. Their work is featured in a book that would be a wonderful addition to my architectural library. Enjoy.

Polhemus Savery DaSilva Architects Builders - Chatham, MA

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Out Weeding . . .

Happy Monday. I weeded for 8 straight hours yesterday. They came up very easily because of all the rain we've had and it wasn't hot. I am nearly finished. Webster and I were both happy and pretty tired at the end of the day. And guess what? It rained all night. The sun is shining brightly this morning to show off all our hard work.

Now I must search the shed to locate this cute hand-painted sign I bought years ago at a garage sale. It's in there somewhere! Thanks for stopping by the cottage. ♥Rosemary

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