On nooks and crannies... I think the English have got this right. In our old country cottage which was built in 1927 we have many interesting features. Some may say they are drawbacks or quirks one deals with and tries to remedy. While I happily feel they make our little house a home. A list of my favorite old house quirks...
* an old brick chimney in our kitchen
* a tall thin built-in bookcase on the landing on the upper floor
* a pixie sized attic door leading from the girls room into the south attic disguised with little shelving for special little girl displays
* another door in the boys room leading to the north attic (note: large attics with easy accessibility is definately another old house charm)
* a vanity in the master bedrooms closet (okay this one isn't my favorite, for one the vanity isn't pretty and for two even I would prefer a seperate bathroom from my closet) or we could just pretend it's a dreamy "ladies dressing room" and then maybe it will seem more desirable
* a secret reading nook in the basement under the stairs
These are just a few of the little details that offer up the charm that drew me in the first place. It's funny though sometimes I see new houses with all their gleaming shiny and convenient features and think I must be crazy. It just takes a little while to settle back in at home and then I remember it's the imperfections that enable me to relax, cozy up with my family and not sweat all the living we do here. I don't worry about wear and tear because use and age is what makes it more beautiful!
What about you? Old house love or all new?
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