A Charming Australian Cottage

April 18, 2012

My, this week is just ticking right along, isn’t it? The last couple of days have suddenly been busy with Scout errands like signing off on event insurance, gathering generous silent auction donations and picking up some fantastic contributions to the gift bags we’re putting together for each of Friday evening‘s guests. It’s been really fun meeting other local business owners and chatting with up and coming vendors but it’s amazing how quickly the house falls apart when mommy’s distracted! Thankfully, Brad’s been helping me pick up the slack on the home front and I even got a chance to get out and visit with some dear high school friends the other night, which was really great. I also got two juicy tidbits of great news, which I’m excited to share with you all very soon…cliffhanger!

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

 I came across this charming Australian cottage during our break last week and I think it looks like such a warm and magical place for the owners’ three children to grow up in, wouldn’t you agree? From all of the vintage and handmade details (I love that Sparrow painting, made by homeowner Jane Frosh for her daughter!) to that caravan guest house (who wouldn’t want to stay there?) right down to that blissful tree fort…now that’s what childhood memories are made of!

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Photo by Sharyn Cairns for Country Style

Oh my goodness, what fun my brood would have in this playhouse! Did you have a fort of any kind when you were a child? My dad built my sister and I a tree house and then a playhouse in each of our homes growing up and we had endless fun playing in them. I love watching my kids using imaginary play more than anything else. Dreaming big is important, no matter what your age, financial status, or other realities of life…you never know the places it will take you! Here’s to an optimistic Wednesday!

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2 ana {bluebirdkisses} { 04.18.12 at 6:45 am }

I would love a cottage in the woods, in the mountains. So pretty and serene
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3 Birch + Bird { 04.18.12 at 6:08 pm }

Me too! My in-laws have a cabin in the Kootneys but it’s a loooong drive away…a weekend getaway somewhere close would be bliss!

4 cailan { 04.18.12 at 9:48 am }

oooh, love the vintage, eclectic feel. thanks for the great inspiration, as always : )
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5 Danielle Hardy { 04.18.12 at 8:56 pm }

I am in love! Incredible photographs! Wow so much appeal.
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6 Sheila @ SZInteriors { 04.20.12 at 4:26 pm }

Lily, this is such an awesome post filled with amazing photographs. I love them all! My Grannie used to have so many of the things on the kitchen shelves… I’ve pinned that one, but honestly, I could pin them all!
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7 Birch + Bird { 04.20.12 at 7:40 pm }

Thanks Sheila! I hear you…I pinned one, then two and three then figured I should just post the whole thing! Have a great weekend girls :) ~Lily

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