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Fairy Tale Cottages

Okay here is something different. Cottages houses like what we feature today have been romanticized since the early fairy tales of Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel and Gretel and have a way of infinitely reminding us of gingerbread houses, and cookies, and sugar! What makes a cottage so distinctive from other small homes is its dark thatched roof, and the way it envelops the cottage like melted cheese. (funny how cottage cheese looks nothing like this) These homes were traditionally built by a waterfront and made out of logs or other natural materials. Related:  Dream dream

Tiny Fairy Tale House Swap FULL! (S/U - Nov. 7th / Send Dec 10th) - ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS Go to the Gallery!!! Swap name: Tiny Fairy Tale House SwapCraftster member who is organizing this swap: KnickertwistSign-up date range: October 27th - November 7thDate to send item by: December 10thLimited to a certain number of people?: 20Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NoAge requirement? 16+ Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions: - Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: Yep - Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: Yep - Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Yep - Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: N/A - Is at least 18 years old: YES Details of swap: You will be crafting one Tiny Fairy Tale House for your partner. Rules of the SwapAdditional requirements: 1. 2. 3. 4. If you want to participate, complete the following questionnaire and pm it to me (do not post your response in the thread).

Living in a Fairytale: The World's 25 Most Magical Storybook Cottage Homes We have entered the age of fairytales in our real-world home; each night we delve into a new story rife with magical cottages and rambling country homes. Which led me to imagining life in a storybook cottage home of our own. These 25 fairytale inspired cottage houses are real-life homes from around the world. nggallery id=’121432′ Victorian Cottage Hideaway 26 of 26 Peek around inside this magical retreat here.15th Century Miller’s Cottage 1 of 26 Dusky Cottage 2 of 26 Treehouse Cottage 3 of 26 House on Lake Hayes 4 of 26 Rumpelstiltskin’s House 5 of 26 William H James House 6 of 26 Winter Cottage 7 of 26 In the australian town of Haag, via Cilest.Kabouterhuis 8 of 26 Find seven gnomes hiding in the windows. Can you believe these? More from Jamie: 25 incredible and ridiculously tiny houses The 20 most amazing tree houses in the world 25 outrageous play tents to buy or make yourself 15 creative ways to organize with chalkboard paint

There and back again… « Lanier's Books Well, after a WordPress update, a browser upgrade, a new laptop and an idyllic Maytime sojourn in England, I am back! Philip and I have just returned from the most special trip imaginable. It really was a pilgrimage in many ways, as I am sure all lovers of English literature and culture can understand, and I am positively overflowing with the beauties I have seen and experienced. And though my body still seems to favor British time, and I’ve noticed a disconcerting instinct to drive on the left side of the road, I’m slowly readjusting to Stateside life. I’ve been wading through the calls and emails and comments and bills that have accumulated over our absence, and labelling pictures and adding the last little notes to my journal (I filled up a whole notebook!). But that’s just it–it’s the beginning. So here’s a little start…enjoy the fruits of my husband’s skill with a camera! Is there anything in this world more enchanting than the prospect of an English lane? To be continued…

HUGH COMSTOCK – BUILDER OF DREAMS | Once upon a time..Tales from Carmel by the Sea In 1924 Hugh Comstock came to Carmel to visit his sister Catherine and her husband, George Seideneck, both artists and members of the struggling Carmel Art Association. While in Carmel, Hugh met Mayotta Browne, who successfully made and sold rag and felt dolls, called “Otsy-Totsys.” Hugh and Mayotta married that year. Buyers from large cities came to place orders for the dolls, which soon filled their house to overflowing. She asked Hugh to build her a cottage to use as a showroom. Hugh was neither a builder nor an architect, but he loved to draw and tinker. The little cottages seemed to grow from the ground they rested on. Hugh’s own studio, built in 1927, corner of Santa Fe and 6th, was inspired by an English country house. The lovable little Otsy-Totsy dolls that Mayota made, quickly outgrew the Comstock home. Taken from the book -The Fairy Tale Houses of Carmel- by Joanne Mathewson Like this: Like Loading...

Fabienne Verdier reportage télévisé sur France 5 - Blog de l'association APEX France 5 diffuse, vendredi 1er février 2013 à 21 heures 30, le documentaire de Mark Kidel "Fabienne Verdier – Peindre l'instant". Fabienne Verdier est une artiste à part. Peu connue en France alors que ses oeuvres sont à Beaubourg et qu'elles côtoient, au sein de la fondation Looser, celles de Yves Klein, Willem de Kooning, Richard Serra ou Alberto Giacometti, elle prépare à Bruges, au Groeninge museum, une grande exposition où ses peintures contemporaines seront exposées parmi des toiles des grands maîtres flamands. Son parcours est atypique. Après les Beaux-arts de Toulouse, elle a passée dix années d'étude en Chine, dans des conditions épiques afin d'apprendre la calligraphie et la peinture chinoise, et d'en tirer une oeuvre extrêmement personnelle. Grandioses et fascinantes, ses toiles, qu'elle peint au sol après de nombreuses études sur papier, reflètent aussi bien le fruit de son ascèse auprès de maîtres chinois exigeants, que sa sérénité, sa clairvoyance et son talent. à bientôt Sand

Carey Naughton - Rustique Interiors | Her Indoors Country Living Fair soon, www.countrylivingfair.com and a highlight for me is always Carey Naughton www.rustiqueinteriors.co.uk Her home is the perfect advertisement for the treasures available at her online shop – a remarkable cornucopia of beautiful home ware – step inside! Check out the beautifully upholstered patchwork sofa in the corner – a speciality of Carey’s – now, who wouldn’t want one? Carey has enjoyed so much success at Fairs and Events that she gave up her Edinburgh shop, the Lion and the Elephant, and concentrates on her online business and her presence at Country Fairs. Carey Naughton

Aime une fille qui lit | Comme dans un livre « Aime une fille qui lit. Aime une fille qui dépense son argent dans les livres au lieu des habits, dont les placards débordent parce qu’elle a trop de livres. Aime une fille qui possède une liste de livres à lire et une carte de bibliothèque depuis l’âge de douze ans. Trouve-toi une fille qui lit. C’est facile d’aimer une fille qui lit. Mens-lui. Déçois-la. Si tu trouves une fille qui lit, ne la laisse pas t’échapper. Tu la demanderas en mariage dans une montgolfière. Aime une fille qui lit, parce que tu le mérites. Rosemarie Urquico Like this: J'aime chargement… About — food for thought Food has always been a big part of my life, from my beloved mother's kitchen, to exploring the exciting food scene around the world on my travels. I grew up in the countryside in Norway and spent much time in my beloved mother’s kitchen, where she taught me how to cook from scratch, oftentimes with fresh produce from our garden, and how to be creative with food, to never stop exploring and venturing out from the known into new, uncharted food territory. My father began his journey with food later in life, focusing on the stricter health aspect of it and what different types of ingredients and combinations actually do to our bodies, including all of the sprays, treatments, and other additives used in the modern commercial food industry.. We lived on a small farm with sheep, chickens, and geese.

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