This was THEIR weekend cottage on Lynwood Farm for 12 years, before they built the house. It could be called 'Stone's Throw' as that is about how far it is away from the main house.
Doesn't every girl love a dolly's house. We love it because we stay in this little cottage with Rosie when THEY go away - Rosie spoils us more than we let on to THEM.
Apparently the cottage was built around 1890. THEY restored it 20 years ago.
This painting was done by THEIR friend Julian Beaumont - its actually the view of the valley from the widow's walk. The little head peeking behind the sofa is a painting of Mrs. Hill (HER very first Shi Tzu) which is used as a door stop. I'm sure I'll end up better placed than that !
The painted pelmets were copied from the Maine cottage of Sister Parish (of Parrish Hadley fame). They were painted by Georgie Carless. Thats Bella on the foot stool.
The butler seems to be empty handed for a change.
She haunts the local farmer's markets and brings back lots of old kitchen implements. Don't you love the enamel kettle ? Bunyas Organics & Antiques in Milton is one her faves.
some old, some new - but why don't THEY paint the shelves ? Odgers & McClelland in the most adorable town of Nundle is a treasure trove of enamel ware, brushes - and all things to do with the house. You will love this store, especially since they will post anywhere.
Whats not to love about spending a weekend in a tiny little cottage like this ? THEY always look forward to family members coming down to stay here especially as there is a new puppy cousin called Oscar in the form of a black poodle.