Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Brick Cottage

This is my Brick Cottage, built in 1925. We are only the 2nd owners, purchased in 1986. I have just finished painting the front door and flower box. I have been trying to find the right color for years. They have been stripped to the natural wood (which I had to sand and re-varnish every year) then painted brown, white, and blue over the years. I think I have finally found the right colors! Finished just in time, it has been raining for days and many communities have been flooded and homes lost. I am so thankful we in Rock co. have been lucky so far. Many tornadoe touch downs today, at least 15 in the surrounding counties. I have forgotten what the blue sky looks like. The rain has brought forth blooms at least. The roses are "Betty Boop" tiny yellow are sedum and the pot is filled with cheerful mini zinnias. Wishing for the Sun in Wisconsin!






4 comments:

Food and Field said...

really? only the second owners? wow. well, your house is beautiful!!!

Roberta said...

I love your house. It speaks to me in my language. Course I am a mid-western girl myself but it just looks perfect. Including the flowers. May you enjoy always and hope the sun and milder weather vist soon.!

Dody Jane said...

I wanted to answer your many nice comments. I work full time and last week was a doozy - I was rarely home. My gallery is posted from Photobucket - They have a slide show feature. It is really easy to use. Your artwork would look lovely. Did you say you are in Wisconsin? We travel to Minocqua every summer - we are leaving in two weeks. Your cottage is so adorable. I love it.

kartika said...

This is my fantasy cottage - the red door is very feng zhu - will soon post a picture of mine - more rustic! Kartika

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