This is @shadygrovecottage ! In 1927, tucked into the Santa Monica Monica mountains by Topanga Canyon, these cabins were built by Victor Girard. While he was establishing San Fernando Valley, he planted 120,000 trees 🌳, built a golf course & thousands of homes 🏡 within 2,000 acres. Girard advertised them as “small hillside country estates” for Angelenos to purchase for $980-$1600. Swipe 👉🏼an ad of Girard’s new town from the 20’s. 🌳🌳🌳 #old💋new
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Hello weekend! Rays of light bringing only a small amount of warmth to a beautiful landscape blanketed by the recent fallen snow. Off in the distance I can hear chickadees sing and the blue jays have been seen taking flight. While #winter has definitely settled in for a while; the sudden swing in temperature and natures melodies gives the false sense of the coming spring. #sunrise#goodmorning#cottagelife#lovinglife
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6" chapel catch all trays, up on the website soon! Such a great gift and great price point.
this photo sums up Ember's personality perfectly. she is always ready to go. one minute she is all chilled on the sofa, the next she is just there. wherever you are. she is the snuggiest dog I have ever met. if you sit down on the sofa or the bed, she will jump up and wrap herself around you however she can. oh the awkward positions this pup has slept in! her favourite time of day is the morning, when she is 'allowed' on the bed for cuddles. she says a little hello and promptly hooks her nose under the duvet and dives right in. she has a poker face most of the time, except for when she is on a walk or chasing a ball. then she wears her happy face, and boy what a happy face that is! she has serious FOMO (fear of missing out) and has to be involved in everything!
oh how we love her. 🌿
There was just the sliiiiiightest chance for snow today (which we've seen none of yet....), but man are the kids still holding out hopes for no school tomorrow. 😉 Makes me remember the 24 hours of snowy beauty we had on Christmas week! We're in Oklahoma, so big snows are few and far between. But when it DOES snow...we Okies know how to SHUT 'ER DOWN!! Give us a few inches, and everything is C.L.O.S.E.D. See the snowflake icon on your weather app in Oklahoma? Better get yourself to the store ASAP before the eggs, milk and bread are WIPED off the shelves. Tornados? Meh. 😏 We go outside to watch. A few inches of snow...?? WE SHUT IT DOWN. 😅 😂 I love my state. We be cray. 😉 #TheCottonStemCottage#OklahomaGirl ⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What's your favourite British movie or Television show? Comment below and I'll send out random English tea-themed goodies to warm the very cockles of your heart! We've been lulled into thinking Spring is here in Britain as the weather has been quite mild recently... but Winter is well and truly returning this week with snow showers and stormy weather forecast across the country. Bah!
When the weather is bad, nothing is better than keeping snug in a traditional cottage reading a good book. The English thatched cottage began in the primitive thatched dwellings of the Bronze age (2500BC until c . 800 BC) From as far north as the Scottish Highlands to the most southern point of England thatch was used, the thatch may be made of heather, straw, or reeds depending on the area. A reserve of the poor in the past, now it costs so much to install you have to be a wealthy sausage to have such a thing.
I'm sneaking in this lovely snowy Cotswolds shot while I can... won't be too long (fingers crossed) when the wintery weather is replaced by the bluebells and the first shoots of Spring. Have a smashing Sunday! Photo animation by @photosofbritain 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧
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I sat down to write my next blog today but ended up watching the weather come in and over the loch. Then I retreated to my favourite spot in the kitchen with a cup of tea. I read awhile, I thought for a while, I made notes in my journal and then I went to get Eliza from school. Some days are perhaps too slow. They leave you feeling adrift and without purpose.
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I’ve been busy with my camera today taking photos for my next blog and I thought I’d share a few of them with you over the next few days. The blog is called Pie Crusts and Promises and should be published by Friday. I hope you like them.
Happy Saturday, friends! ❤️ We’re still in pjs over here & blueberry muffins just went in oven 🥧 but determined to soak up some vitamin D today! (even if we are in layers) ☀️😎🧥🧤
I’ve tagged sources, but printed the botanical prints for free online, our front door was from a thrift store, & I’ve had the table (from a furniture outlet) and glass vase for several years. -Wall paint color is SW Agreeable Gray -Trim is SW Pure White
-Floors and door are stained Minwax Dark Walnut
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