Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Monday, August 31, 2009

Grandparent's Cottage

My mom's parents never had much in way of money and possessions. They were truly rich in love, laughter and appreciating simple things.
My grandpa cobbled onto this tiny cottage. It was heated with a wood stove.
Grandma cooked on a large wood cook stove until the last few years. The pies that came from that oven.....wow.
The little enclosed porch on the front held a bed topped with hand-made quilts. It had a tin roof so you could hear the rain. The old wooden screen doors slapped when closed. It was a place where any of their nine children, along with oodles of grands and great-grands could gather for good food and fun.
Maybe this little cottage is why I'm so enchanted with the idea of living in one - going back to simpler times?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet cottage!!! It could be why you want to live in one. It represents home, love, family. Good memories. Are your grandparents still living?

A Decluttered Life said...

what a beautifull cottage and the setting is like heaven. To be so close to nature , thats all that one needs. Its amazing how little we do actually need to get by. In times gone by I think we could all be taught a thing or two!
x Dom