Monday, June 18, 2012

A Taste of Home

This precious cape cod house is our new home!  Mr. Cozy just put a fresh coat of black paint on the shutters last week.  They are working shutters that are probably original to the 1945 house.  I love that they can actually swing open and close!  I think it just adds to the character.  Oh! actually the shutters on the window to the left were completely missing when we bought the house.  We found them behind the shed in the back, and they looked well worn and one was broken in half.  My hubby knew just what to do...so with a little time, wood glue and a clamp, they were good as new within just a few hours!  I'm really glad they're back on the house, because I think they help to show off the pretty windows.  Thanks, Honey, for all of your hard work on the house!

The shrubs were very over grown, but we've trimmed them back so you can see the windows much better.  We also planted a pink pincushion flower right beside the steps.  We hope to eventually add to the landscape more with perhaps some red knock-out rose bushes and other perennials!  There's so much potential here!

The two trees you're looking through in the picture are dogwoods.  The one on the right blooms pink and the left white.  By the size of the trunks we know they're very old, and they're some of the largest dogwood trees I've ever seen!!:)  I'm very proud of them.  I also love the Japanese maple in the front corner of the house, although we need to trim that one branch of the large maple tree that is hiding the Japanese maple and the house a little bit. (Not sure if you can see that from this picture.)  I know...one thing at a time, Leslie!

*Sigh*  I'm so happy living here!  So many things to be thankful for.  It feels as though I have a little piece of Heaven in the middle of the city!  It's all my own...wake me up...and I really a homeowner?!?


I wanted to show you my bounty from the farmers market Saturday, that we can walk to!  Look at how pretty the bunch of carrots are, and the ripe tomatoes came from an Amish stand.  The pretty green tomatoes are from Mr. Cozy's parents' house.  I can't wait to make some fried green tomatoes with those!!  (It can be hard to find them still green like that.)  I thought it was pretty to place everything in my colander, at least for the day!  My friend Shareen does that, and I like the idea.

I'm off to start supper now. Although I'm not sure yet what I'm making, it's going to involve fried green tomatoes!

Blessings! :)

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13 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a charming house. So much beautiful curb appeal. Love the shutters too and yes they really do add to the house. Your veggies are fabulous. Don't you love the farmers market and fried green tomatoes, wish I had some. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

I love cape cods. Your's looks adorable.

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

One thing at a time is one of the hardest sentences for me to embrace. Your new home is adorable and the shutters couldn't be more perfect. I am so happy for you! Patty

Sandy said...

Your house looks wonderful! I agree love the black shutters and also love the farmers market.
Sandy

mississippi artist said...

Love your new house. It will be such fun to redo it with your hubby. I love fried green tomatoes too!

Gillian Layne said...

Your new home is so darling, I can't wait for you to post inside pics. I love your blog, it's so warm and inviting. My daughter is starting college this fall with the goal of medical school, so I am very happy to read about your husband's success on the "other side". :)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am so happy for you. You have the cutest little place ever. I can imagine how much you love it girlie. Wait till those trees bloom for you. Oh you must share.

Robin said...

Your house looks right out of a storybook. I love it! Best of luck with it and I still think real estate is the best way to make money. I made fried green tomatoes yesterday. Yummy! Do you make a sauce for them?

Robin
Robin Flies South

Connie said...

Your home is perfect and I love the black shutters.
You mentioned knock out roses. That same company that developed knock outs has also developed a smaller more compact rose called "Drift Roses." Go to their website and check those out before you buy. I really love mine. They grow about 2 feet tall and spread to 3 - 4 feet across. They come in beautiful colors (red included) and are disease resistant like knock outs.

Sandra said...

What a beautiful house! I'm looking forward to seeing more photos of your home if you care to share more that is. :o)

I'm so glad to see you back blogging as I always enjoy my visits here. Best wishes to you and your hubby on your new home.

Lois' Laughlines said...

Your home is as as sweet and charming as can be. I hope you make many sweet memories there.
blessings to you.

Beth @A Little Country House said...

that house is adorable! Congrats to yall! Hope all is well, God Bless!

Buttercup Bliss said...

I love your beautiful new home!! I am so, so happy for you both as you begin this new chapter in your life!