French Country A-frame Cottage

by Gretchen
I talked my Mom into letting me take pictures of her amazing house to show off on my blog. This is the house I grew up in (my Dad and grandfather built it themselves!), and my mother does an amazing job decorating it. It's been fun to see how it's evolved over the years. Update: People keep asking me where the next part of the tour is, so I thought I should probably let everyone know that there's a post up about the upstairs now:
Here it is from the outside (back in the summer, clearly...nice to look at all the pretty landscaping and remember that spring is coming again soon!)

When you walk in, you're in the big living room/dining room combo. She put in vinyl "wood" flooring awhile back to replace the old looks great and is super practical since she fosters dogs and always has a pack of them around.

I've always loved this big stone fireplace. I remember looking for shapes in the rocks when I was a if they were clouds :).
The kitchen was completely redone not long used to have a U-shaped counter arrangement (and very old cabinets!)....the new configuration feels much more open.

There's a den beyond the kitchen. It used to be a bedroom, but they opened it up a few years ago to make this space. Beyond that is the screened in porch, that I hope to get pictures of sometime soon!
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  • Kayte Kayte on Jul 28, 2016
    Just beautiful! What a wonderful house to grow up in! I love the color on the living room wall... sort of a mushroom color? I just wondered if your mom knows the brand and name of it. I'd like to put it on my list of colors to consider for my bedroom! Thanks!

  • Diane Deluca Diane Deluca on Sep 09, 2016
    Where can I get the wood dog sign I just love it

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  • Lori Welbaum Coody Lori Welbaum Coody on Feb 09, 2017
    So warm and cozy, beautiful

  • Tonna Tonna on Jun 04, 2020

    Beautiful! How wonderful to have grown up in such a home! All the history and memories...such a sweet blessing! Thank you for sharing...😊 Tonna Chavez Ott