It occurred to me last week, after our third snowfall,
that nothing is more cozy than a cottage in the snow.
Yep, I think a cottage in full summer bloom is the prettiest, but a cottage in the snow makes me think cozy thoughts such as:
Snuggling in a blanket watching the snow fall.
Drinking hot cocoa in front of a warm fire.
The scent of baking cookies.
Pinning things on Pinterest.
I guess that last one is multi-seasonal.
But the other ideas, done on a cold day, just don't have the same coziness on a warm summer day.
So I drove around my neighborhood and my work neighborhood taking photos of cottages in the snow.
Let's have a look….
I love this little bungalow. The couple that own it have really embraced the bungalow style. This was a foreclosure home with beautiful wood floors and fireplace but ugly cheap 70's kitchen. Not sure if they remodeled the kitchen but the stone was a very nice addition to this little charmer!
In the summer I like to ride my bike past this house. I love how they really embrace the orange! The porch on the side has orange Adirondack chairs that match the front door.
Right around the corner from the orange house is this little gem. I love rounded doors and the lime green on this really makes it pop! Especially surrounded by snow.
This old cottage is right downtown on the main street. The large bracket makes me think it was a business and home at one time.
Can you believe the trim on this beauty? The couple who own it really brought it back from sad shape when they bought it.
This is my favorite cottage in town. There's an alley that runs down the side so you can snoop, I mean catch a glimpse of the lovely side entrance and beautifully landscaped backyard. Their inspiration was the French cottages they saw on vacation in the French countryside.
I work in another neighborhood full of charming cottages. In the summer I like to walk on my lunch break and check them out. I love this stone cottage, so charming in the snow!
I think all my favorite cottages are in front of stop signs.
I adore this storybook cottage!
Another rounded door!
I love the brick and stone and steep root line! And those tiny windows are so sweet!
Another rounded door and I love the siding color! In the summer this cottage is hidden behind the tree.
I love those skinny windows on the second floor. Another home hidden by trees in the summer.
Twin stone arches and a rounded door.
Another brick and stone cottage with rounded door. This neighborhood is full of them!
I love the holiday colors of this cottage that do not feel very holiday the rest of the year. I love that they kept their greens up this late in January!
Anyone feel like a hot cocoa in front of a fire yet?
Welcome to this weeks
Cottage Style Party!
How is everyone this week?
It's cold and snowing (again!) here in Ohio. I'm trying to love the snow and the way it makes everything look so fresh and clean.
But I have my spring blinders on waiting for the first teeny tiny sign of spring.
Anyone else in winter denial?
Let's see what you've been up to this last week….
Doesn't this look yummy?
With all the snow we keep having this easy to make snow ice cream is a grand idea. You had me with "easy" Diane!
Stop over to Diane's blog An Extraordinary Day for the easy directions. I've pinned this to my recipe board, have you?
I love the title of Susan's blog post "Embracing Winter" as I too am trying to embrace winter. What better way to embrace winter than with this adorable snowman!
Skip on over to Susan's blog Eclectic Shorebird to see more of her idea of winter fun! Hint: its warmer!
I love how Debbie transformed her holiday decor to winter decor. She removed the red bows, the holiday wreath and lights, then added snowflakes and a rustic wreath!
Drop in to Debbie's blog Debbie-Dabble to see all the details with before and after shots!
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