Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Sunday Cottage Stroll

The other day my sweet friend, Wave, and I took a stroll around the neighborhood she lives in. This is in an older section of our town and there are so many wonderful homes. Above is her cottage - I told you it was sweet!

Her porch...
...and a deer to greet you as you walk up.
These rose bushes are over 80 years old and are still going strong!
Ok, lets walk now. It was a cloudy day, but at least nice and cool for the stroll. This is a sweet cottage - love the green awning over the front door.
A long admired home of mine. The gnarly branches of the ivy frame the doorway adding to the cottage charm of this grand home.
I do believe Hansel and Gretel in the above home.....
Fresh plantings of white pansies greet you as you walk to the front of this cutie pie.
Lovely gold color with blue shutters and a huge star on the veranda.

Yellow with purple shutters..
Sweet.
I'd love this one with the long driveway! We would have an English garden in the front.
The above home has been relandscaped in the past several years. To the left is a wonderful fountain and gorgeous white roses.
This is the sideyard in the front. Lush landscaping and large trees create an inviting look.


A new stone wall was recently added to this charmer.
Isn't it wonderful?
A majestic Craftsman style home that has been loved for many years.
An English Tudor style with a lot of gables.


I love the roof on this cottage.
Red Riding Hood's house?
A lovely a manicured hedge....
...leads you to the inviting pathway to the front door.


Lastly, a tiny little house with a punch of color in the garden!
Thanks for the visit!

59 comments:

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky; How lovely these homes are.I love houses I love looking at what other people have done with there homes.I think this is what drove me to get my real estate license a few years ago.
Best Wishes
Brenda:)

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Becky,
Thanks for taking us on your walk. What a quaint neighborhood, I especially like the house with the long driveway. Hi Dughall!!

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
What a lovely neighborhood to enjoy a walk. All the homes look so neat and well maintained. Beautiful area!
xo

Alison Gibbs said...

Becky what a great place to walk around. Such lovely homes and gardens.
Thanks for sharing the neighbourhood with us.
Alison

Miss Jean said...

Hey Becky! Let's see if we can buy two of them next to each other!!! These are the kind of houses I've always wanted!!!!

Tracy M. said...

OMG, I LOVE that stone wall, what a beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for the tour!!!

Rochelle said...

Hi Becky
What a nice neighborhood - love all the yards. They look so well maintained - makes me wanna just get out and do something with our yard! Thanks for the tour.
Rochelle

Janet said...

I love that roof too. We have a home nearby with that same roof and I had always admired it. When it was for sale I went inside and wa so disappointed. Guess you shouldn't judge a house by its fun roof ;-)

Janet

Lisa said...

I loved this walk thru the neighborhood. What a grand tour and great idea. Thanks for sharing!!

Michelle said...

What a lovely walk! Thanks for the tour..

Michelle

A Thing for Roses said...

Becky,

Thanks for sharing your little walking tour of homes with us. They are all so very sweet. Oh how I wish I could go inside and take a peek at each and every one. Don't you?

Hugs,

Lisa

Our Red House said...

Wat a beautiul neighbourhood. There are clearly a lot of house-proud people there.

I love how American houses are on such large blocks of land. In Australia only very wealthy people in the cities or rural people can afford so much land.

Kate xxx

Our Red House said...

Just realised I misspelt 'what' and 'beautiful'. Oops!

Kate

Our Back Porch said...

These homes are just insanely awesome. Like a fairytale! Thanks for this sweet little stroll through such a quaint little neighborhood.

Hugs,
Rebecca

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Becky,
I didn't know you lived so close to a Story Book! How wonderful to just step into the pages of Red Riding Hood, Hanzel and Gretle, and I think I even saw Alice's home! You can tell that everyone loves their sweet cottage homes. Thank you for sharing your walk with us.
Patricia :o)

Sal said...

Those homes are so beautiful! Sal ;-)

Shelley said...

Hi Becky, thanksfor the tour of the beautiful homes. I bet that was a wonderful walk you and your friend took....I think the small home is very sweet.

Blessings,Shelley

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH!!! Those are all my dream houses. Is it okay if I blog about your post tomarrow? Thank-you so much for making my day.
ginger

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Hi Becky,
These homes are wonderful! You'd never see anything like them here on the East Coast! It was so fun to walk along and take the tour!

Connie said...

Awesome post. I love looking at houses and landscaping for ideas. These were just great.

Kelli said...

What beautiful cottages! I enjoyed you taking us along on the Sunday stroll!
~Kelli

Denise said...

Thanks for the tour...... I so love a cottage home, but we are in a long ranch..... guess I will stay here..... but I am going to put an English garden under my oak tree on the south side of the yard....... going to do that this year!!!!!!!!!

What a beautiful neighborhood

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the tour. Those are some great houses! Its nice to see people taking such pride in their yards still!!
Stephanie

Heidi said...

There are a few houses there that I would love to just move into. One looked awfully Dutch in its windows and decor.

On another note...our puppy was born and I will try and send you a little photo one day when I get a chance. We don't have a choice as there were only two born in the litter and she is keeping the one. We get to see him at the end of May. Can't wait!

How are you and Doogs doing? My mother is now going into her last week here. We are off to the airport this morning to pick up three online friends who are joining us now for the last week.

Hug and kitty kisses ~
Heidi and Dagi

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW WOW WOW - what a charming neighborhood filled with wonderful older homes that just ooze pure wonderfullness. Thank you so much for taking us on a stroll with you.

Hugs - Karen

farmerjulie said...

I want to live in that neighborhood!! so cute. fun post..i want to do that!
Have a great day Becky!

Cathy said...

Becky I have to say I love your girlfriend's home the best. But wow you live in a wonderful neighborhood. Just beautiful. Every house is prettier than the one next to it.

I am going to jump back to your blog and continue reading.

Thank you for the lovely photos.

Cathy

Peggy said...

Wow, those homes are beautiful! I would love to walk thru that neighborhood!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful stroll around the neighborhood! All of those houses are so charming....
Penny

Linda said...

Hi Becky, I loved my walk....beautiful homes and gardens too. Hugs, Linda

Rosemary said...

OMG,
These cottages are adorable. Storybook!!
I think your cement rooster would look quite nice in a chicken wire crown Becky.
Have a great night!
Rosemary

Joy said...

wow, thanks for the tour. Lovely homes. I would love to live there.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

This is a truely beautiful neighborhood Becky. I love that the houses all have their own character. Susan

Cami said...

It's like Christmas! I can hardly focus because everything is so wonderful!!! So happy to pop by to find this wonderful, wonderful post!

daisy cottage said...

That was so delightful Becky!!! Can we go again?
LOL
Loved all of them! soooo fun!!!!


xo,
Kim

LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

Wow, there are some lovely homes in your neighbourhood. x

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow---so where in the heck do you live--in dreamland? lol
Just gorgeousness around every corner, lucky you. I might even be encouraged to take longer walks if the scenery were so beautiful here. Thanks for taking us along on your walk.

Smiles, Karen

bj said...

OOOOOO, I love love love these kind of houses. No tract housing addition EVER looked this fabulous. It would be so wonderful to live in such a house with so MUCH personality.
oooo, when I hit that lottery, ya better look out, housing market...here I come!
hugs, bj

Lallee said...

What a fairy tale neighborhood! I could move in to any of them. So much more character than the stucco village we live in! Did Doogs get to go?

Hugs,
Lallee

Rose Garden Romantic said...

OOOhhhhh!! I DREAM of living in a cottage like these someday!! What a fairy tale neighborhood!! Just dreamy!!
Michelle

Cowboys & Custard said...

Gosh.. I am out of breath with all that walking!
Thank you for sharing your neighbourhood with us Becky..
I love the fact that all the houses are different and so immaculate..Not like our crumbling Bath stone houses here in the UK.

Love ♥♥♥
Michele

Secondhandrose said...

Thanks for the stroll around the neighborhood. So many pretty houses. Come for a visit.
Karen

Mary said...

Oh Becky, how sweet they all are! I get so used to looking out my window and seeing the McMansions across the street, that I just love your beautiful neighborhood! Thanks for the tour.
xoxo,
Mary

Tiffany said...

Lovely cottages, what a visual treat.

Thanks so much for the eye candy!
Tiffany

Meggie said...

Thanks for the tour, Becky! They are some very charming homes. I'm not sure I could pick a favorite...they are all so beautiful.

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh my goodness! Never ever in my life have I seen such a beautifully charming neighbourhood such as this! What a lovely part of the world you live in sweetie!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Jacki said...

I love his neighborhood! I want to live in it! Saw that your dog's name is Duhgall - my daughter has a fish named Dughall.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Good Lord have mercy, I think I've drooled on my keyboard! What an amazing neighborhood Becky! I'd be walking up and down that street with a dazed look on my face every day if I lived there :)

Hugs,
Dena

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love these...and I am fantasizing about the interiors...think I would be let down?? I have been to some open houses that so let me down after seeing the outside. But I can dream about these and those gardens...thank you for this wonderful tour!

Love,
Sue

the homely year said...

Hi, what gorgeous houses. I love the way they're all different but all have interesting features.
Margaret and Noreen

Natasha Burns said...

oh my goodness I want to live in that neighbourhood!!! it's just GORGEOUS Becky!

Andi said...

Oh Becky...I loved this post! All of these homes/cottages are beautiful. Your friends home is especially "sweet". And the Hansel and Gretel home is wonderful. They're all wonderful. I enjoyed my stoll around the neighborhood.

Lori said...

Oh what a wonderful stroll in a beautiful neighborhood! Lori

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Well you know that is my kind of neighborhood! Fun stuff! Thanks for taking us along on the stroll!

Happy Mother's Day to a sweet mom!

xoxo

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Becky, What an enchanting neighborhood!! Thanks for the tour. I really enjoyed it! You have a beautiful blog! Terrie

Terri and Bob said...

Totally adorable neighborhood. I loved those roses on the hill. I could live in ANY of those houses. However, I picked a spouse who doesn't admire old houses as much as I do!

Irish Cottage Dreams said...

I would love to live in any one
of those homes. Aren't they lovely!
Your blog is gorgeous as always.
Best wishes ~kimme

Maria said...

I'm so envious of those beautiful gardens too, Becky. It's very, very dry here. I would love to live in a 'green' place one day . . .
Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day,
Maria xoxo

tammyCA said...

Lovely! Where is this darling neighborhood? I could easily live in that little house with the garden. :)