Thursday, January 13, 2011
Daydreaming : Children's Garden Cottage
Willa is going to have something I always wanted as a child - a play cottage. Squeal! I hope she invites me over for tea!
The builders will be Corey and his father. And I will help in the design. These photos are from Gold Coast estates that I like to visit when we visit Gramma and Grampa up in New York. Where estate owners had unlimited access to funds and skilled labor. They were children's cottages for the super rich.
The builders, I fear, will be maddened by the wishes of the designer. Yet, when I lobbed out the idea of a thatched roof, Corey didn't balk. Not a terribly strategic move on his part, as this encouraged me further into more irrational ideas and shooting for the moon. I want it to look like a gnome could walk out of the cottage at any moment.
Of course, landscaping on a wee scale also does the trick. I already can't wait to grow things around this structure. Window boxes will be a must, as will a trellis and morning glories. You know, more enticements for the fairies and the gnomes - and our own little woodland imp.