I love the champions of old homes and cottages and neighborhoods
believers. fixers. finders.
They walk among us unnoticed. Passionately working. Whispering life back into souls of wood and stucco…
Sometimes making a dime. Often not.
I think of the Jane Coslick’s of our world.
saving Tybee Islands cottages…and their dogs and cats.
But every community has them.
Here, we are lucky to have many.
Not a lot of old homes. And maybe not so old compared to other places in this beautiful country.
But In this little town, like many, we have some enclaves of old fogey and tenderly loved homes.
And thankfully… many keepers of their flames.
Like many communities…homes like the cottage above would just assume be razed. And built new.
But take a peek into the old beautiful soul….that may have been lost…
Yes it was pouring cats and dogs (so the pictures are darker…can we say cozier :) )….and the
sound of the rain
on the metal roof was lulling…symphonic.
These old metal roofed gals SING in the rain.
Peeking inside original wavy glass windows into this cozy home was compelling on this rainy day
and…YES…I was invited.
This beautiful aged relic was recently bought…like a week ago…and loved…by a local home lover, Cindy.
Original Dade county pine floors…scuffed from years of life. Newly shined with love.
filled with beautiful art and furnishings.
I can just feel the old gal sighing a happy sigh.
A vintage textile on a lampshade…gorgeous vintage tropical prints in faux bamboo frames
a nod to its history. Early Florida. In it’s hey Day.
Cindy…the new caretaker, has decorated it beautifully… all of it’s three bedrooms
and one bath.
a new barn-type sliding door has been added to the bathroom/laundry room.
Painted Robins egg blue, the old gal is
kicking up her heels a tad.
The kitchen is lovely…wood counters…cork floors…built in’s and shelves
Three beautiful and cozy bedrooms are housed in the back area of the cottage
One…maybe my favorite…exposed to the rafters
This cottage lives big…tall ceilings…wood detail.
And even a small “guest house/studio” in the back.
Just waiting for life to be breathed into it.
Cannot wait to see what it becomes!
Tipping my hat to the saver and lover of the oldies
y’all know who you are.