Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Picket Fences...Preppified! Our In-town Cottage

A white picket fence is Americana-Preppy to the core! And appropriate for a "just after the Fourth of July" move...

Tomorrow evening I am moving into our new in-town cottage which yes, comes with the proverbial white picket fence... this will be a second residence for James and I as we will continue to reside out on this island as well. Our work commutes will be shortened which will be great and both places are kayak/fishing/hiking-accessible so evenings after work or weekends out on the island, we can be out n' about within the great outdoors in a flash!

I absolutely adore cottages! Every single one of our homes has been either an actual cottage or a cottage-styled house. My favorite one will perhaps always be the partially-restored 1870's "Miner's" cottage we had on the side of a mountain overlooking the main street of Park City, Utah. Two streets up from us were ski runs and two streets below the Sundance Film Festival made its annual appearance. The floors, walls and ceilings were dark wood, the closets too short for me to stand in and the wood-burning fireplace a true delight after hours of skiing.

This lowcountry-styled plain white cottage sits across from a beautiful river inlet where there's a dock and we also have a lengthy decking area off of the vaulted ceiling great-room that is just steps away from the pool. Right now, in these hot summer days, my mind's thinking about settling into the tree-shaded chaise lounges placed out there on the decking: tall glass of iced tea in one hand and a good book in the other, ahh.

We are still working on getting Internet access set up for the cottage so please bear with me as my posting comment replies may be delayed a bit this month.

And of course you know that I'll be posting some about cottage-living in the near future as well. Our little family is excited about getting ready to go in between island and town as we continue to enjoy living here within South Carolina's lowcountry.


  1. Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing/seeing more! Hope you had a great 4th.

    ♥ V

  2. Thank you V! I'm getting ready to put up a couple of pictures of it tonight...

    Hope you had a great holiday weekend too :) We had three parties three nights in a row on the island. Such fun but it was exhausting come Monday-morning back to work at 8 a.m., haha.

    Best, Lachlan