I ask you this...just where has all the fun gone in building houses these days? As I drive past house after house in endless subdivisions in the city I live in, I wonder where all of the fun, whimsy and joy has gone when building a new home. Granted, you may not want to go as far as this absolutely darling house! After all, Minnie Mouse calls this cottage home in Orlando, Florida, and she may not take too kindly to being copied, but I think we could all learn a lesson from her sweet abode.
Just the colors on this house are pure fun, let alone the darling hearts everywhere and the rounded corners on the walls, shutters and window boxes. Even taking a few hints from this cottage would make your home more sweet and unique. Look at those pretty hearts on the roof line and on the gables. How cute are those!? I just love how everything on this house looks chubby and round. It has given me a few ideas for my own home and who cares what the neighbors think! I know I don't. They already think our home is abit different...a little bit of pink out in the front yard never hurt anyone and I seem to have my share of pink things hanging around. A friend just gave me a pink hose and sprayer yesterday. It sure looks cute on my hose reel. (*_*)
Some other adorable cottages of interest are the ones located in Carmel, Calfornia. If you go on Flickr.com and search for "carmel fairytale cottage" or similar, you will come up with numerous absolutely darling homes. They are perhaps a little more realistic than Minnie's house, but they still have a very fairytale quality about them. In the meantime, I hope Minnie gives you some inspiration to add some whimsy to your own cottage and yard. Do enjoy! ~Stacy~ xo