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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Open House Sunday

A Stone Cottage in Dallas
built 1926
Today's Open House Sunday home comes courtesy of a MVL reader.
Andrea of Opulent Cottage
Andrea wrote me last week to share photos of a friend and neighbor's home that's for sale.
Actually, there is an open house today from 2 - 4.
Oh...I wish I could be there. 

Andrea was very gracious to let me post these images today.

Andrea often shows up here in Mod Mix Monday.
This is an example of one of her Easter displays.
She has lots of great ideas and you should not miss her
copycat posts where she finds an image in a catalog or magazine and 
recreates whatever decor it is with odds and ends around her house.
Lots of good ideas there.
Anyway...back to the stone cottage.
Cute awning over the door. Fabulous arched window. The stain glass came from a church in England.
Love that huge hutch.
Great ceiling
All the small pictures around the mirror are very eclectic and charming.
Many things lovingly collected over time in this home.
Such a lovely dining room with another shot of that stain glass from England.
These kitchen floors were originally roof tiles dug from a field in France.
I really love that table used as an island.
Great sink and stove and faucet.
How about the way these beds are made up?
I love those bedspreads.
What a pretty room.
Andrea created many of the bedding pieces and pillows in this home.
A special bathroom.
Love all those windows and the furniture too.
So open and airy.
This cottage has so many pretty details. The path leads to an artist's studio. Oh...that's my dream.
A quaint enclosed backyard
nice deck too
Oh...a side patio on the front too.
Thanks, Andrea for sharing!

Happy Sunday!


Denise said...

Beautiful!Enjoyed the tour. Denise

Cindi Myers said...

This house is so pretty. It looks like each piece was found and selected over time with love. While I love modern and white, I still think this is lovely.
Looks like it could be in a movie.
Thanks for this post!
:) - Cindi

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Boy this is a lovely home! Makes you want to move to Dallas! I so enjoyed the beautiful inside!

Karena said...

Lovely home Nita; sdore all of the light touches that brighten the space!

I have a $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Soft Surroundings if you would like to enter!!

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Diane said...

What a great find! Actually the least appealing aspect is the front facade. The landscaping is not quite right and the front door needs something. I love the interior. It's clear that the homeowner has gathered items over the years to make it a truly inviting and unique home.

Anonymous said...

Just lovely! Love those traditional, soft colors and furniture.
Nothing painful in her decor...


Great tour and lovely house! I loved looking at this. Have a happy Sunday.

vintage girl at heart said...

oh this is my fave house you've highlighted so far!! i love that she is a collector and all of the repurposed details are dreamy!
happy sunday!

Bonnie@ The Hopeless Romantic said...

Wow, i love this home , especially the kitchen.........the countertops are so chunky...I soooo could live here, the beds are so pretty to...Sorry ive been alittle MIA lately. Ive been so busy, work, niece moving out, son moving in.......hope ur having a good weekend............Bonnie

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hi Nita, I've been over here 3 times studying this wonderful home. Love EVERYTHING about it! The English Country furnishings are my favorite style. thanks so much for taking the time to share it with us!

Tammy @ Type A said...

love it! wish i can have all the furnishings and decor. the twin bedspreads are amazing!

Stacey said...

Oh my gosh, that person used to have a blog of sorts with all kinds of pics of her house. I just love it!! AND we are moving to Dallas...just sold our house yesterday. That little cottage is out of our price range though.

Wouldn't you love to go shopping with her? She has such an eye.

Scribbler said...

Not only has this house been lovingly restored, it is beautifully furnished.

Brenda Pruitt said...

LOVE this house! Absolutely love the outdoors.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

GORGEOUS home inside and out!! thanks for sharing it with us!

Cindy said...

That is a darling cottage, I love it!
Hugs, Cindy

Ricki Treleaven said...

Thanks for the tour! I love charming cottages, and when one comes with it's own studio, what an awesome find!


from me to thee......... said...

LOVE this home inside and out !!!!!!!!!! One of my very FAVORITES you have had, just beautiful !!!!! Thanks so much !

Amy Chalmers said...

This might be my favorite home you have ever showcased! its so charming and it feels comfortable yet exciting at the same time...I LOVED the hutch~loaded with tole trays...and that ottoman cover is dynamite!!

Shannon Fox said...

I really thought I liked the living area... until you showed the kitchen. Love it. The sink is fabulous =)

Cyndia said...

That is one of the most charming cottages I've ever seen! I would be comfy in every room, and in the garden too!

Amy Chalmers said...

I figured I must have left a comment the first time...and I was happy to see that I felt the same way about the hutch and the tole and the ottoman cover. I loved it!

Rooms by Ann said...

I love this home, I want to move in.